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Definition of frieze:

  1. A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted ( friezed) nap on one side.
  2. Any sculptured or richly ornamented band in a building or, by extension, in rich pieces of furniture. See Illust. of Column.
  3. That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.
  4. To make a nap on ( cloth); to friz. See Friz, v. t., 2.

Synonyms:

dado, baseboard, firewall, damp, facing, front, clerestory, corner, gable.

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