lat·tice /ˈlætəs/ 名詞
1. Any work of wood, metal, plastic, or other solid material, made by crossing a series of parallel laths, or thin strips, with another series at a diagonal angle, and forming a network with openings between the strips; as, the lattice of a window; -- called also latticework.
The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice. --Judg. v. 28.
2. Her. The representation of a piece of latticework used as a bearing, the bands being vertical and horizontal.
Lattice bridge, a bridge supported by lattice girders, or latticework trusses.
Lattice girder Arch., a girder of which the wed consists of diagonal pieces crossing each other in the manner of latticework.
Lattice plant Bot., an aquatic plant of Madagascar (Ouvirandra fenestralis), whose leaves have interstices between their ribs and cross veins, so as to resemble latticework. A second species is Ouvirandra Berneriana. The genus is merged in Aponogeton by recent authors.
Lat·tice, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Latticed p. pr. & vb. n. Latticing ]
1. To make a lattice of; as, to lattice timbers.
2. To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice; as, to lattice a window.
To lattice up, to cover or inclose with a lattice.
Therein it seemeth he [Alexander] hath latticed up Caesar. --Sir T. North.
n 1: an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a
regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions
2: small opening (like a window in a door) through which
business can be transacted [syn: wicket, grille]
3: framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips
of wood or metal [syn: latticework, fretwork]
(1.) Heb. 'eshnabh, a latticed opening through which the cool
breeze passes (Judg. 5:28). The flat roofs of the houses were
sometimes enclosed with a parapet of lattice-work on wooden
frames, to screen the women of the house from the gaze of the
(2.) Heb. harakim, the network or lattice of a window (Cant.
(3.) Heb. sebakhah, the latticed balustrade before a window or
balcony (2 Kings 1:2). The lattice window is frequently used in