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TORUS (tori)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does torus mean? 

TORUS (noun)
  The noun TORUS has 2 senses:

1. a ring-shaped surface generated by rotating a circle around an axis that does not intersect the circle
2. commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column

  Familiarity information: TORUS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TORUS (noun)


Sense 1torus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A ring-shaped surface generated by rotating a circle around an axis that does not intersect the circle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

torus; toroid

Hypernyms ("torus" is a kind of...):

round shape (a shape that is curved and without sharp angles)


Sense 2torus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

tore; torus

Hypernyms ("torus" is a kind of...):

molding; moulding (a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing)


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