• WordNet 3.6
    • n lattice framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal
    • n lattice small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
    • n lattice an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lattice Any work of wood, metal, plastic, or other solid material, made by crossing a series of parallel laths, or thin strips, with another series at a diagonal angle, and forming a network with openings between the strips; as, the lattice of a window; -- called also latticework. "The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice ."
    • Lattice (Crystallography) The arrangement of atoms or molecules in a crystal, represented as a repeating arrangement of points in space, each point representing the location of an atom or molecule; called also crystal lattice and space lattice.
    • Lattice (Her) The representation of a piece of latticework used as a bearing, the bands being vertical and horizontal.
    • Lattice To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice; as, to lattice a window. "Therein it seemeth he [Alexander] hath latticed up Cæsar."
    • Lattice To make a lattice of; as, to lattice timbers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lattice Work with open spaces formed by crossing, interlacing, or joining laths, bars, or rods of wood or metal.
    • n lattice Anything made of or covered with strips interwoven so as to form a sortof network; specifically, a window, window-blind, or screen made of laths or strips which cross one another like network, so as to leave open interstices. Lattices are used especially when air rather than light is to be admitted. They were once general in England. Also lat-tice-blind, lattice-window.
    • n lattice In heraldry, a bearing representing a series of perpendicular and horizontal strips crossing one another over the field or a part of it. These strips may be interlaced or not, and if interlaced should be so blazoned. A lattice differs from a surface fretty in being palewise and barwise, while fretty is always bendwise. According to some writers, the lattice should never be Interlaced, and it is allowed by them that the strips may be bendwise, dexter and sinister, the difference between this and a surface fretty being in the circumstance that they do not interlace.
    • lattice To furnish with a lattice.
    • lattice To give the form or appearance of a lattice to.
    • n lattice In textile-manuf., an apron or a conveyer made of laths or slats, and designed to carry material into a machine or from one machine to another.
    • n lattice In mathematics, a net made of straight lines, vertical and horizontal, and inclosing rectangular compartments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lattice lat′is a network of crossed laths or bars, called also Latt′ice-work: anything of lattice-work, as a window:
    • v.t Lattice to form into open work: to furnish with a lattice
    • n Lattice lat′is (her.) a bearing of vertical and horizontal bars crossing each other
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. latis, F. lattis, lathwork, fr. latte, lath. See Latten, 1st Lath
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. lattislatte, a lath.


In literature:

The moon shone in brightly through the latticed window, whose leaden cross-bars chequered the sanded floor.
"Turns of Fortune" by Mrs. S. C. Hall
Latticed moonlight lay upon a chair by the window.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
I shall miss the lattice-covered summer-house.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
The lattice-work had prevented his recognizing her, and for her presence he was not prepared.
"The Northern Light" by E. Werner
So he kept quite still, and the men barred the shutters of the little lattice and went out by the door, double-locking it after them.
"Famous Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
It was not yet dark, and the light of the candles in sconces and on the table met the amethyst light that came through, the wide-flung lattice.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
Around the lattice their tendrils spread, As wild and sweet as the life he led.
"Charles Dickens and Music" by James T. Lightwood
A boy came to close the latticed door.
"Jacqueline of Golden River" by H. M. Egbert
It was unglazed, with a screen of open lattice-work over it so as to allow of free ventilation.
"Fern's Hollow" by Hesba Stretton
The lattice was only partly closed.
"Once Upon A Time" by Richard Harding Davis

In poetry:

The feast broke up:--that midnight shade
Heard many a gentle serenade
Beneath the ladye's lattice. One
Breathed after all the rest were gone.
"The Troubadour. Canto 2" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
And from the lattice he hath scared my love.
The lattice vanisheth itself—the street,
The mart, the Orient town;
Only through still, soft air
"Fog" by Emma Lazarus
She beat her breast, she wrung her hands, Till sun and day were o'er,
And through the glimmering lattice shone
The twinkling of the star.
"William and Helen" by Sir Walter Scott
You never seek me. All day long I lie
Watching the changes of the far-off sky
Behind the lattice-work of carven stone.
And all night long, alas! I lie alone.
"Zira: In Captivity" by Laurence Hope
Soon she will lean out from her lattice, soon,
And bid you climb up to your Paradise,
Which is her panting lips and passion eyes
Under the drunken sweetness of the moon!
"Sighting Arabia" by Cale Young Rice
"Oft, to the lattice grate I stole
"To hear her, sweetly singing;
"And oft, whole nights, beside the moat,
"I listen'd to the dying note—
"Till matin's bell was ringing.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

From Ladder to Lattice .
An expert on Generation Y looks at the way lattice organizations link with younger workers and the entrepreneurial shift in corporate America.
Watch and learn our techniques on how to make an easy lattice pie in this video from EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY magazine.
Watch How to Make an Easy Lattice Pie in the Rachael Ray Video.
Planter Box & Lattice on Wheels.
Trainer Bill Mott saddled his third consecutive American Derby winner with Lattice 's victory.
A morphological neural network is a neural network based on lattice algebra that is capable of solving decision boundary problems.
Juicy nectarines and plump blackberries cavort merrily in a lattice-top pie.
First on my list are the traditional lattice- topped and apple crumb.
Summer squash lattice tart.
H3O Development wants to build a wakeboarding course on the south end of the lake with cables connected to eight lattice towers that would pull the wakeboarders through the water without the need of a boat.
Lattice Semiconductor's headquarters in Hillsboro.
This mystery plant is often used in lattice frames and woodwind instruments.
In June, when the tangy stalks and strawberries come into their prime, I make my first pie of the season: a lattice-topped treat that I serve with ice cream.
Lattice Engines and an esteemed group of more than 20 Big Data , sales and marketing leaders announced their predictions for what's to come in 2013.

In science:

L × L periodic planar random lattices, duals of random lattices, and square lattices, for both existence and percolating probabilities, and mean cluster size.
Universal scaling functions for bond percolation on planar random and square lattices with multiple percolating clusters
Thus for networks, this procedure can work. A one dimensional lattice remains a one dimensional lattice under this procedure, while any other lattice or network changes its topology .
Random Vibrational Networks and Renormalization Group
The most striking thing about this block action SB is that it coincides with the bosonic part of the lattice action S(1) discussed earlier if we identify the lattice field as the blocked continuum field evaluated on a lattice point1 .
Lattice Supersymmetry and Topological Field Theory
In the lattice Anderson model on a lattice, the phase space is Zd × [0, 2π ]d since positions lie on a square lattice and momenta lie in the dual tori.
Random Matrices and the Anderson Model
From Eqn.55, we can compare the ground state energy of the two most commonly seen lattices: square lattice ( Fig.6b ) and triangular lattice ( Fig.6c ).
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system