- BeverlyBelle SilvermanBubbles, 1929–2007, U.S. coloratura soprano and opera administrator.
- a horizontal timber, block, or the like serving as a foundation of a wall, house, etc.
- the horizontal piece or member beneath a window, door, or other opening.
- Geology. a tabular body of intrusive igneous rock, ordinarily between beds of sedimentary rocks or layers of volcanic ejecta.
Origin of sill
- Mount, a mountain in E central California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 14,153 feet (4314 meters).
Examples from the Web for sills
Some of the people had edged to the walls as if to listen, and a few had clambered to the sills as if to see.The Manxman
Indeed, a legend runs that these sills were not laid by men at all, but by the Dwarfs.Dwellers in the Hills
Melville Davisson Post
It is used at the corners of sills and plates, also sometimes in chair-seats.Handwork in Wood
On those were laid the sills, and before noon the building was up and half covered.Field and Forest
The only external alteration he had made had been the lowering of the sills of the windows.The Wonder
J. D. Beresford
- Beverley, original name Belle Silverman. 1929–2007, US soprano: director of the New York City Opera (1979–89)
- a shelf at the bottom of a window inside a room
- a horizontal piece along the outside lower member of a window, that throws water clear of the wall below
- the lower horizontal member of a window or door frame
- a continuous horizontal member placed on top of a foundation wall in order to carry a timber framework
- a flat usually horizontal mass of igneous rock, situated between two layers of older sedimentary rock, that was formed by an intrusion of magma
Word Origin and History for sills
Old English syll "beam, threshold, large timber serving as a foundation of a wall," from Proto-Germanic *suljo (cf. Old Norse svill, Swedish syll, Danish syld "framework of a building," Middle Low German sull, Old High German swelli, German Schwelle "sill"), perhaps from PIE root *swel- (3) "post, board" (cf. Greek selma "beam"). Meaning "lower horizontal part of a window opening" is recorded from early 15c.
- A sheet of igneous rock intruded between layers of older rock. See illustration at batholith.