What does the word frieze mean?

Usage examples for frieze

  1. This last is ornamented with sculpture; and the frieze, with foliage finely executed. – The Idler in France by Marguerite Gardiner
  2. Don't you want me to get you a frieze for those bare walls- some Chicago nymphs taking a bath in the Lake with a company of leading citizens observing them from the steps of the Art Institute, in the manner of the sainted Puvis? – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  3. They lingered so long that Carlino had time to fill three or four pages of his note- book, and to sketch the frieze with which an ambitious Bruges merchant had adorned his house, even introducing the memorable date 1716, the year in which the sun, the moon, and the stars had first beheld it. – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer