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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A supporting column carved in the shape of a person..

Usage examples (38)
  • A caryatid supporting a basket on her head is called a canephora ("basket-bearer"), representing one of the maidens who carried sacred objects used at feasts of the...
  • The visitor had flopped onto the caryatid-pillared bed.
  • The porch on the left is supported by caryatid figures.
  • No marble caryatid was as sleek and lovely as her PowerBook. for more
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