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NOUN (3)

1. a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing;
[syn: cornice, valance, valance board, pelmet]

2. a molding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall;

3. the topmost projecting part of an entablature;


VERB (1)

1. furnish with a cornice;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cornice \Cor"nice\ (k?r"n?s), n. [F. corniche, It. cornice, LL. coronix, cornix, fr. L. coronis a curved line, a flourish with the pen at the end of a book or chapter, Gr. ???; akin to L. corona crown. sEE Crown, and cf. Coronis.] (Arch.) Any horizontal, molded or otherwise decorated projection which crowns or finishes the part to which it is affixed; as, the cornice of an order, pedestal, door, window, or house. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster] Cornice ring, the ring on a cannon next behind the muzzle ring. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cornice n 1: a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing [syn: cornice, valance, valance board, pelmet] 2: a molding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall 3: the topmost projecting part of an entablature v 1: furnish with a cornice