Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

displuviate

[dis-ploo-vee-eyt] /dɪsˈplu viˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
(of the atrium of an ancient Roman house) having roofs sloping downward and outward from a central opening.
Origin of displuviate
< Latin displuviātus, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + pluvi(a) rain + -ātus -ate1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for displuviate
Historical Examples
  • In the displuviate, there are beams which slope outwards, supporting the roof and throwing the rainwater off.

  • The roof of the displuviate atrium sloped from the middle toward the sides, the water being carried off by lead pipes.

Word of the Day

Nearby words for displuviate

Word Value for displuviate

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends