high relief

high relief
high relief
n.
1. relief in which sculptured figures, etc. project from the background by half or more than half their full natural depth
2. sculpture in high relief

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  • high relief — Relief Re*lief (r? l?f ), n. [OE. relef, F. relief, properly, a lifting up, a standing out. See {Relieve}, and cf. {Basrelief}, {Rilievi}.] 1. The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High relief — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high relief — high re lief n [U] 1.) a form of art in which figures cut in stone or wood stand out from the surface →↑bas relief 2.) throw sth into high relief to make something very clear and easy to notice …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high relief — high′ relief′ n. fia sculptured relief in which volumes are strongly projected from the background • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • high relief — noun (U) 1 a form of art in which figures cut in stone or wood stand out from the surface compare bas­relief 2 throw sth into high relief to make something very clear and easy to notice …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • high relief — high embossment, deep relief, embossment that has deep carvings in it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • high relief — noun a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth • Syn: ↑alto relievo, ↑alto rilievo • Ant: ↑low relief • Hypernyms: ↑relief, ↑relievo, ↑rilievo, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • high relief — noun Date: 1703 sculptural relief in which at least half of the circumference of the modeled form projects compare bas relief …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • high relief — Sculpture. sculptured relief in which volumes are strongly projected from the background. See illus. under relief2. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • high relief — noun A form of classical sculpture in which forms extend from the background by at least half of their depth. Syn: alto relievo Ant: bas relief …   Wiktionary

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