Definition of frieze:
- A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted ( friezed) nap on one side.
- Any sculptured or richly ornamented band in a building or, by extension, in rich pieces of furniture. See Illust. of Column.
- 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.
- To make a nap on ( cloth); to friz. See Friz, v. t., 2.
Tarry's Apple throbbed and bubbled and rose and sank, but the Beau passed on contemptuously, and a large flabby man in a suit of snuff- coloured frieze treading upon the Major's toe at this moment, the latter's wrath flowed into another channel.- "The Passionate Elopement", Compton Mackenzie.
- "Last Words", Stephen Crane.
- "Normandy, Complete The Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns", Gordon Home.