crenellate

Synonyms and related words:
Vandyke, arm, armor, armor-plate, bank, barricade, battle, blaze, blockade, bulwark, castellate, chop, crenulate, crimp, cut, dig in, embattle, entrench, fence, fortify, garrison, gash, incise, indent, jag, knurl, machicolate, man, man the garrison, mill, mine, nick, notch, palisade, picot, pink, scallop, scarify, score, scotch, serrate, slash, tooth, wall

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Crenellate — To add Battlements. A Licence to Crenellate was royal permission to fortify a manor house. King Richard II granted the Licence to Crenellate Hemyock Castle, on 5th November 1380. ¤ Furnish with battlements. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval… …   Medieval glossary

  • crenellate — Crenelate Cren el*ate (kr?n ?l ?t or kr? n?l ?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crenelated} ( ? t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crenelating} ( ? t?ng).] [LL. crenellare, kernellare: cf. F. cr?neler to indent. See {Crenelle}.] [Written also {crenellate}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crenellate — To *embattle or provide embattlements and *embrasures to a building e.g. castle; cathedrals might also be fortified, e.g. by King John at Lincoln in 1216. A licence from the king was required to crenellate a castle (which itself was licensed) …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • crenellate — verb a) To furnish with crenelles. crenellated leaf b) To indent; to notch …   Wiktionary

  • crenellate — [19] The 19th century seems a surprisingly late date for English to have acquired a term so closely associated with medieval battlements, but it is a little misleading. For essentially the same word entered the language in the 13th century as… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • crenellate — cren·ellate || krenÉ™leɪt v. build a structure with battlements or features that resemble battlements; make something with square dents or notches like the openings of a battlement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crenellate — [ krɛn(ə)leɪt] (also crenelate) verb [usu. as adjective crenellated] provide with battlements …   English new terms dictionary

  • crenellate — cren·el·late …   English syllables

  • crenellate — /ˈkrɛnəleɪt/ (say krenuhlayt) verb (t) (crenellated, crenellating) 1. to furnish with crenels or battlements. 2. Architecture to form with square indentations as a moulding. Also, US, crenelate. {French créneler (from crenel, diminutive of cren… …   Australian English dictionary

  • crenellate — [19] The 19th century seems a surprisingly late date for English to have acquired a term so closely associated with medieval battlements, but it is a little misleading. For essentially the same word entered the language in the 13th century as… …   Word origins

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