What is another word for lintel?

Pronunciation: [lˈɪntə͡l] (IPA)

A lintel is a horizontal structure used to support the weight of a wall or arch above an opening, such as a door or window. There are several synonyms for the word lintel, including beam, header, architrave, or transom. A beam is a long, sturdy piece of wood or metal used to support weight and spanning a distance. Header refers specifically to the beam at the top of a door or window frame, while architrave refers to the decorative molding surrounding the frame. A transom is a horizontal beam or bar that separates a door from a window above it. Whether it's called a lintel, beam, or header, this important architectural element plays a crucial role in the stability and aesthetics of a building.

What are the hypernyms for Lintel?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    structural element, Bearing Element, Support Element, architectural element, building component.

What are the hyponyms for Lintel?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for lintel (as nouns)

Usage examples for Lintel

The earliest roofs were flat, and the most ancient mode of linking together the supports of doors and windows was to place a plank of wood or slab of stone known as a lintel across them at the top.
"Architecture"
Nancy R E Meugens Bell
In the former stone was the usual material employed, and the mode of construction was as a general rule that known as the post and lintel, whilst in the latter brick was almost exclusively used, and the arch was a distinctive feature.
"Architecture"
Nancy R E Meugens Bell
The lower windows were cracked and the door open and gaping, but there stood, quite bravely with new paint, the word "Restoration" on the lintel and there were even curtains about the upper windows.
"The Dark Forest"
Hugh Walpole

Famous quotes with Lintel

  • The lintel low enough to keep out pomp and pride: The threshold high enough to turn deceit aside.
    Henry van Dyke
  • OPEN: Gnats, too, are partly / air / and the swarming of seagulls / at the wind's mercy / inchoate / I walk / in front and between myself / in, out / abrupt and weary, an old heavy gate / I beat my own lintel to pieces.
    Mirkka Rekola

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