frontispiece

Definitions

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    Frontispiece
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n frontispiece front illustration facing the title page of a book
    • n frontispiece an ornamental facade
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Additional illustrations & photos:

He Did Cry Like a Cow--frontispiece He Did Cry Like a Cow--frontispiece
Frontispiece: Little Ones Should Be Brought To Him Frontispiece: Little Ones Should Be Brought To Him
Frontispiece    MERCHANTMEN AT GUN PRACTICE Frontispiece MERCHANTMEN AT GUN PRACTICE
Frontispiece. ENTRANCE TO HAVANA HARBOUR Frontispiece. ENTRANCE TO HAVANA HARBOUR
Frontispiece to Terence Frontispiece to Terence
Frontispiece: Algae Frontispiece: Algae
ENCAMPMENT OF BEDOUIN ARABS. Frontispiece ENCAMPMENT OF BEDOUIN ARABS. Frontispiece
Frontispiece. Stages in the Transformations of a Gnat Frontispiece. Stages in the Transformations of a Gnat

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Frontispiece (Arch) The part which first meets the eye
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n frontispiece That which is seen in front, or which directly presents itself to the eye. in architecture, the principal face of a building, particularly when it constitutes, as it were, an ornamental mask or screen, without architectural connection with the building behind it.
    • n frontispiece A print or engraving placed in front of the title of a book.
    • frontispiece To furnish with a frontispiece.
    • frontispiece To use as a frontispiece: as, to frontispiece a map.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Frontispiece front′i-spēs (archit.) the principal face of a building: a figure or engraving in front of a book
    • v.t Frontispiece to put as a frontispiece, to furnish with such
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. frontispice, LL. frontispicium, beginning, front of a church, fr. L. frons, front + spicere, specere, to look at, view: cf. It. frontispizio,. See Front and Spy

Usage

In literature:

The frontispiece was made from a free-hand crayon which was executed on Steinbach crayon paper with a magic lantern outline.
"Crayon Portraiture" by Jerome A. Barhydt
Frontispiece by F. Graham Cootes.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
Foolscap 8vo, Coloured Frontispieces, handsomely bound in cloth, Illuminated, price 1s.
"Books and Authors" by Anonymous
The frontispiece to the present chapter (p. 156), represents a slab of sandstone containing impressions of the foot of a bird and of rain drops.
"The Rain Cloud or, An Account of the Nature, Properties, Dangers and Uses of Rain" by Anonymous
He looked at the frontispiece, a portrait of himself, but bearing little resemblance to his present appearance.
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
With colored frontispiece, $1.30 net.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
With a Vignette and Frontispiece.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
Fauna, 33:1-256, 39 figs., frontispiece (map).
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
S. Reynolds Hole, coloured folding frontispiece and designs on wood.
"English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century." by Graham Everitt
With Frontispiece of Fog-Syren, and 203 other Woodcuts and Diagrams in the Text.
"Twentieth Century Inventions" by George Sutherland
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In poetry:

Effusive schoolgirls dote on it;
Whose "frontispieces" infinite
That need no decoration
Are hid beneath its golden dust,
Till many a fine, symmetric bust
Is lost to admiration.
"All the Rage" by Hattie Howard

In news:

From the frontispiece of the 1672 edition of his Historia Naturale.
Leaves of Grass frontispiece, Brooklyn: 1855.
Samia earned second place when she failed to spell "frontispiece" correctly.
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In science:

The frontispiece on the classification of gauge theories was jointly created with Yuri Obukhov.
Gauge Theories of Gravitation
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