noun, Architecture. 1. a deep concave molding between two fillets, as in the Attic base. noun, Literary. 1. Scotland. noun 1. a deep concave moulding, esp one used on the base of an Ionic column between the two torus mouldings
noun, Philosophy. 1. the set of doctrines of Duns Scotus. noun 1. the doctrines of John Duns Scotus, esp those holding that philosophy and theology are independent See haecceity
noun 1. a short street in central London, England: formerly the site of the London police headquarters, which were removed 1890 to a Thames embankment (New Scotland Yard, ). 2. the metropolitan police of London, especially the branch engaged in crime detection. Scotland Yard noun 1. the headquarters of the police force of metropolitan London, […]
1. a combining form meaning “darkness,” used in the formation of compound words: scotoma. 1. a combining form representing Scots, or Scottish, in compound words: Scoto-Irish. scoto- pref. Darkness: scotophobia.