- a band or fillet, as for binding the hair.
- Also called fascia board. facia.
- any relatively broad, flat, horizontal surface, as the outer edge of a cornice, a stringcourse, etc.
- any of a number of horizontal bands, usually three in number, each projecting beyond the one below to form the architrave in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.
- Anatomy, Zoology.
- a band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the body.
- tissue of this kind.
- Zoology, Botany. a distinctly marked band of color.
Origin of fascia
Examples from the Web for fasciae
Historical Examples of fasciae
The forms graven on these fasciae are interpreted in Warner's History of Glastonbury to represent the following subjects.
The portal toward the south was on a similar plan to the northern, but with five instead of four fasciae.
- the flat surface above a shop window
- architect a flat band or surface, esp a part of an architrave or cornice
- (ˈfæʃɪə) fibrous connective tissue occurring in sheets beneath the surface of the skin and between muscles and groups of muscles
- biology a distinctive band of colour, as on an insect or plant
- British a less common name for dashboard (def. 1)
- a casing that fits over a mobile phone, with spaces for the buttons
Word Origin for fascia
1560s, from Latin fascia "a band, bandage, swathe" (see fasces). Originally in architecture; anatomical use is from 1788.
- A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body.
- A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue. Fascia envelops, separates, or binds together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body.