a sculptured female figure used as a column.: Compare atlas (def. 5).
- car·y·at·i·dal, adjective
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How to use caryatid in a sentence
The caryatid form of pier is generally found, in temples, in the peristyles of the fore-courts or the hypostyles of the pronaos.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) | Georges Perrot
Then he noticed Alicia, sitting motionless in her seat, just as he had left her, with the expressionless face of a caryatid.The Enemies of Women | Vicente Blasco Ibez
It stood probably in the portico and may have served as a caryatid.Problems in Periclean Buildings | G. W. Elderkin
The famous caryatid porch faces the south, looking toward the Parthenon.
Observe beneath these rags those caryatid bodies, those austere faces!The Simple Life | Charles Wagner
British Dictionary definitions for caryatid
a column, used to support an entablature, in the form of a draped female figure: Compare telamon
- caryatidal, caryatidean, caryatic or caryatidic (ˌkærɪəˈtɪdɪk), adjective
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