ETYM Late Lat. grata, from Latin crates hurdle; or Italian grata, of the same origin. Sae Crate, Hurdle.
1. A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air; SYN. grating.
2. A frame of iron bars to hold a fire; SYN. grating.
ETYM See Grate.
1. A partition, covering, or barrier made of parallel or crossed bars.
2. (Optics) A system of close equidistant and parallel lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction; -- called also diffraction grating.
3. (Nautical) The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable lattice used for the flooring of boats.
1. A network of horizontal and vertical lines that provide coordinates for locating points on an image; SYN. reference grid.
2. A utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat; SYN. gridiron.
3. An electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube; SYN. control grid.
ETYM Old Eng. latis, French lattis lathwork, from latte lath. Related to Latten, Lath.
1. An arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions.
2. An ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal; SYN. latticework, fretwork.
A network of straight lines.
ETYM Old Eng. scren, Old Fren. escrein, escran, French écran, of uncertain origin; cf. German schirm a screen, Old High Germ. scirm, scerm a protection, shield, or German schragen a trestle, a stack of wood, or German schranne a railing.
1. A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; SYN. cover, covert, concealment.
2. A white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing; SYN. silver screen, projection screen.
3. A decorative frame or panel serving to divide a space.
4. A metallic netting mounted in a frame and covering windows or doors for protection (especially against insects).
5. The surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube on which an electronically created image is formed; SYN. crt screen.
1. A path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country.
2. A track or mark left by something that has passed
ETYM Old Eng. relis, French treillis, from treille vine arbor, from Latin tricla, triclea, triclia, a bower, arbor, summer house.
A structure of latticework used to support climbing plants; SYN. treillage.
Structure of cross-barred or lattice-work.