Military architecture, the art of fortifications.Naval architecture, the art of building ships.

(||Ar`chi*teu"this) n. [NL., fr. Gr. pref. + a kind of squid.] (Zoöl.) A genus of gigantic cephalopods, allied to the squids, found esp. in the North Atlantic and about New Zealand.

(Ar"chi*trave) n. [F. architrave, fr. It. architrave; pref. archi- + trave beam, L. trabs.] (Arch.) (a) The lower division of an entablature, or that part which rests immediately on the column, esp. in classical architecture. See Column. (b) The group of moldings, or other architectural member, above and on both sides of a door or other opening, especially if square in form.

(Ar"chi*traved) a. Furnished with an architrave. Cowper.

(Ar"chi*val) a. Pertaining to, or contained in, archives or records. Tooke.

(Ar"chive) n.; pl. Archives [F. archives, pl., L. archivum, archium, fr. Gr. government house, archives, fr. the first place, government. See Archi-, pref.]

1. pl. The place in which public records or historic documents are kept.

Our words . . . . become records in God's court, and are laid up in his archives as witnesses.
Gov. of Tongue.

2. pl. Public records or documents preserved as evidence of facts; as, the archives of a country or family.

[Rarely used in sing.]

Some rotten archive, rummaged out of some seldom explored press.

Syn. — Registers; records; chronicles.

(Ar"chi*vist) n. [F. archiviste.] A keeper of archives or records. [R.]

(Ar"chi*volt) n. [F. archivolte, fr. It. archivolto; pref. archi- + volto vault, arch. See Vault.] (Arch.) (a) The architectural member surrounding the curved opening of an arch, corresponding to the architrave in the case of a square opening. (b) More commonly, the molding or other ornaments with which the wall face of the voussoirs of an arch is charged.

(Arch"lute Arch"i*lute) n. [Cf. F. archiluth, It. arciliuto.] (Mus.) A large theorbo, or double- necked lute, formerly in use, having the bass strings doubled with an octave, and the higher strings with a unison.

(Arch"ly) adv. In an arch manner; with attractive slyness or roguishness; slyly; waggishly.

Archly the maiden smiled.

1. The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; — often called civil architecture.

Many other architectures besides Gothic.

3. Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.

The architecture of grasses, plants, and trees.

The formation of the first earth being a piece of divine architecture.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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