Definition of Tracery. Meaning of Tracery. Synonyms of Tracery

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Definition of Tracery

Tracery
Tracery Tra"cer*y, n. A tracing of lines; a system of lines produced by, or as if by, tracing, esp. when interweaving or branching out in ornamental or graceful figures. ``Knit with curious tracery.' --Burns.
Tracery
Tracery Tra"cer/y, n.; pl. Traceries (Arch.) Ornamental work with rambled lines. Especially: (a) The decorative head of a Gothic window. Note: Window tracery is of two sorts, plate tracery and bar tracery. Plate tracery, common in Italy, consists of a series of ornamental patterns cut through a flat plate of stone. Bar tracery is a decorative pattern formed by the curves and intersections of the molded bars of the mullions. Window tracery is imitated in many decorative objects, as panels of wood or metal either pierced or in relief. See also Stump tracery under Stump, and Fan tracery under Fan. (b) A similar decoration in some styles of vaulting, the ribs of the vault giving off the minor bars of which the tracery is composed.

Meaning of Tracery from wikipedia

- Plate tracery & bar tracery Tracery is an architectural device by which windows (or screens, panels, and vaults) are divided into sections of various...
- of the pointed rib vault and flying buttresses, combined with elaborate tracery and stained gl**** windows. At the Abbey of Saint-Denis, near Paris, the...
- churches. The windows are divided into segments by stone mullions and tracery. The term rose window was not used before the 17th century and according...
- Tracery (1909–1924) was an American-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and sire, best known for winning the St. Leger Stakes in 1912. In a career...
- austere form, without tracery. Paired windows were sometimes surmounted by a simple opening such as a quatrefoil cut in plate tracery. This form gave way...
- is characterized by double curves forming flame-like shapes in the bar-tracery, which give the style its name; by the multiplication of ornamental ribs...
- English plate-tracery rose window. The geometric design, with concentric tiers of circular window lights, predates the geometric tracery of the later decorated...
- and the repetition of decorative motifs at different scales. The use of tracery gradually spread from the stained gl**** windows to areas of stonework,...
- windows, four-centred arches, straight vertical and horizontal lines in the tracery, and regular arch-topped rectangular panelling. Perpendicular was the prevailing...
- often semicircular or semi-elliptical in shape, with glazing bars or tracery sets radiating out like an open fan. It is placed over another window or...