- the lowermost member of a classical entablature, resting originally upon columns.
- a molded or decorated band framing a panel or an opening, especially a rectangular one, as of a door or window.
Origin of architrave
Examples from the Web for architrave
Historical Examples of architrave
The architrave, for example, has three facias instead of being plain.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
The entablature is a positive triumph in cornice, frieze and architrave.The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia
The architrave has the height of one half of the thickness of a column.Ten Books on Architecture
C is one of the Faces of the Sabliers which serve instead of an Architrave.
The Frise ought not to be so high as the Architrave by a 4th.
- the lowest part of an entablature that bears on the columns
- a moulding around a doorway, window opening, etc