Acropolitan Ac"ro*pol"i*tan, a. Pertaining to an acropolis. [1913 Webster]

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  • acropolitan — adjective /ˌækɹəˈpɒlɪtən/ Of or befitting an acropolis, especially in lofty glory and in the capacity to inspire awe; compare . And then, this enduring ocean of houses, of palaces, temples, porticoes, colonnades, which floated before her eyes… …   Wiktionary

  • Acropolitan — adjective /ˌækɹəˈpɒlɪtən/ Of, pertaining to, or in the style of the ; compare . Who first surrounded the Acropolitan platform with a wall, is unknown, but it is probable that the work of Pelasgi may be traced in part of the boundary wall, from a… …   Wiktionary

  • acropolis — acropolitan /ak reuh pol i tn/, adj. /euh krop euh lis/, n. 1. the citadel or high fortified area of an ancient Greek city. 2. the Acropolis, the citadel of Athens and the site of the Parthenon. [1655 65; < Gk akrópolis. See ACRO , POLIS] * * *… …   Universalium

  • Richard Halliburton — Infobox Writer name = Richard Halliburton imagesize = caption = Richard Halliburton pseudonym = birthdate = birth date|1900|1|9 birthplace = Brownsville, Tennessee, United States deathdate = death date and age|1939|3|24|1900|1|9 deathplace =… …   Wikipedia

  • acropolis — noun /əˈkɹɒpəlɪs/ A promontory (usually fortified with a citadel) forming the hub of many Grecian cities, and around which many were built for defensive purposes before and during the ; compare . The Etruscans, then, appear in general as an… …   Wiktionary

  • symmetrical — adj well proportioned, proportional, balanced, well balanced, eurhythmic; isomerous, isometric, Biol. actinomorphic, isogonal; harmonious, concinnous, congruous, consonant, concordant, congruent, consistent; parallel, corresponding, even, equal,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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