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thumb (molding)

Definition:

a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

thumbs

Type of:

molding » decoration » artifact » whole

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

echinus

Synonyms:

ovolo | quarter round

Etymology:

Old English þuma, from West Germanic *thumon- (compare Old Frisian thuma, Old...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

ovolo [architecture] | ovoli [plural] | quarter round [synonym] | thumb [synonym]

a convex moulding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or ellipse (18 of 210 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ovolo

Wikipedia:

Quarter round | base shoe

a convex molding that has a cross section in the form of a quarter circle or an ellipse. Typically used as a flooring joint between the flooring and the baseboard, quarter round is not a requirement for flooring, but in the United States, it's... (44 of 171 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Quarter round

Random House Dictionary:

quarter round

a molding, as on an ovolo, whose section is a quarter circle. (12 of 14 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/quarter-round

New World Dictionary:

quarter round

a convex decorative molding, in cross section a quarter of a circle (12 of 14 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/quarter-round

American Heritage Dictionary:

ovolo | ovoli [plural]

A rounded convex molding, often a quarter section of a circle or ellipse. (13 of 40 words, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ovolo

Columbia Encyclopedia:

molding | ovolo

in architecture, furniture, and decorative objects, a surface or group of surfaces of projecting or receding contours. A molding may serve as a ... (23 of 428 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0833614​.html

Wiktionary:

ovolo [architecture] | ovolos [plural] | echinus [synonym] | quarter-round [synonym] | ovoli [Italian, plural]

A classical convex moulding carved with an egg-and-dart ornament. (9 of 61 words, 3 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ovolo

Oxford Dictionary:

ovolo | ovoli [plural]

Syllabification: (o·vo·lo) | [architecture] | a rounded convex molding, in cross section a quarter of a circle or ellipse. (17 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/ovolo

ovolo [architecture] | ovoli [plural]

a rounded convex moulding (4 of 38 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ovolo

Merriam-Webster:

ovolo | ovolos [plural]

a rounded convex molding (4 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ovolo

Britannica Encyclopedia:

thumb [anatomy] | pollex [synonym]

short, thick first digit of the human hand and of the lower-primate hand and foot. It differs from other digits in having only two phalanges. The ... (26 of 85 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/594315​/thumb

Macmillan British Dictionary:

thumb [countable] | thumbs [plural] | jerk/jab/cock your thumb | raise your thumb | under someone's thumb

the part at the side of your hand that is like a wide finger ; the part of a glove that covers your thumb | "jerk/jab/cock your thumb": to point your ... (30 of 116 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thumb

thumb [verb] | thumbed [past tense] | thumbing [present participle] | thumbs [3rd-person singular present] | thumb a lift | thumb your nose at

"thumb a lift": [informal] to make a signal to a driver with your thumb when you want them to stop and take you somewhere | "thumb your nose at": to ... (29 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thumb 10

Cambridge Dictionary:

thumb [entry 1]

the short thick finger on the side of your hand which makes it possible to hold and pick things up easily (21 of 26 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thumb 1

thumb [entry 2] | thumb a lift | thumb your nose at someone/something | thumb your nose at someone | thumb your nose at something

"thumb a lift": [informal] to stand near the edge of a road and hold out ... | "thumb your nose at sb/sth": to show no respect, or to raise the tip of ... (31 of 81 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thumb 2

Encarta Dictionary:

quarter round | quarter rounds [plural]

an architectural molding that, in cross section, is the shape of a quarter of a circle (16 of 31 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861697904​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

thumb

Origin: Old English þuma, from West Germanic *thumon- (compare Old Frisian thuma, Old Saxon, Old High German thumo, German ... (18 of 194 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=thumb

Oxford Dictionary:

thumb | down

Origin: Old English thūma, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch ... | sense-specific: with reference to the signal of approval or disapproval used by ... (23 of 92 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thumb

Wiktionary:

thumb | thumbs [plural] | thumbed [past tense] | thumbing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English thoume, thoumbe, from Old English þūma, from Proto-Germanic *þūmô (compare West Frisian tomme, Dutch duim, German Daumen), from Proto-Indo-European *tūm- ("to grow")... (24 of 55 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thumb

New World Dictionary:

thumb

Origin: Middle English (with unhistoric -b) from Old English thuma, akin to German daumenoun from Indo-European base *tēu-, to ... (18 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thumb

Collins Dictionary:

thumb

Origin: Old English thūma; related to Old Saxon thūma, Old High German thūmo, Old Norse thumall thumb of a glove, Latin tumēre to swell

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thumb

American Heritage Dictionary:

thumb | thumbed [past tense] | thumbing [present participle] | thumbs [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English thūma; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thumb

Merriam-Webster:

thumb [entry 1, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English thoume, thoumbe, from Old English thūma; akin to Old High German thūmo thumb, Latin tumēre to swell

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/thumb

Encarta Dictionary:

thumb | thumbs [plural] | thumbed [past tense] | thumbing [present participle]

Origin: Old English þúma from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861720022​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

thumb | thumbs [plural] | thumbed [past tense] | thumbing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thumb"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thumb

Collins Dictionary:

thumb

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thumb"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thumb

Macmillan British Dictionary:

thumb [countable] | thumbs [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "thumb"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thumb

thumb [verb] | thumbed [past tense] | thumbing [present participle] | thumbs [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "thumb"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thumb 10

Macmillan American Dictionary:

thumb [countable, noun] | thumbs [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thumb"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/thumb

thumb [verb] | thumbed [past tense] | thumbing [present participle] | thumbs [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thumb"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/thumb 10

Cambridge Dictionary:

thumb [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "thumb"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "thumb"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thumb 2

the Free Dictionary:

thumb

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "thumb"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "thumb"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "thumb" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/thumb

Google Dictionary:

thumb | thumbs [plural] | thumbed [past tense] | thumbing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "thumb"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=thumb

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

thumb

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thumb"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=thumb​001 word=thumb

YourDictionary Audio:

thumb

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thumb" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

thumb

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thumb" by speech synthesizer

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