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the lowermost member of a classical entablature, resting originally upon columns.
a molded or decorated band framing a panel or an opening, especially a rectangular one, as of a door or window.
Historical Examples

The epistyle is commonly spoken of by its Roman name, architrave.
History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber

The architrave, for example, has three facias instead of being plain.
Architecture Thomas Roger Smith

There is an inscription on the sculpture of the architrave of the faade which has been a great bone of contention.
The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott

The entablature is a positive triumph in cornice, frieze and architrave.
The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia Frank Cousins

Above the architrave casing across the lintel of these deeply recessed doorways a frieze and pediment form an effective doorhead.
The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia Frank Cousins

C is one of the Faces of the Sabliers which serve instead of an architrave.
An Abridgment of the Architecture of Vitruvius Vitruvius

In the soffit of the architrave are sunk panels of various patterns, the six-armed cross occurring twice.
Byzantine Churches in Constantinople Alexander Van Millingen

The wooden columns had no capitals, and the only architrave was the horizontal beam that supported the rafters of the roof.
Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton John Barrow

At the top of each side, under the architrave, the name of the wind is inscribed in Greek characters.
A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume II (of 2) Johann Beckman

The columns are all fluted, and all taper gradually as they rise to the architrave.
The Near East Robert Hichens

noun (architect)
the lowest part of an entablature that bears on the columns
a moulding around a doorway, window opening, etc

1560s, from Italian architrave, from archi- “beginning, origin” (see archon) + trave “beam,” from Latin trabem (nominative trabs) “beam, timber,” from PIE *treb- “dwelling” (see thorp).


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