lattice

A lattice is a decorative wooden frame or fence. Your grandmother's prize garden might include a lattice covered in bright pink roses.

An ornamental design — made usually of wood — that you might see on the porch of a house or a garden trellis, is a lattice. Lattice is often made of a criss-crossed, diamond pattern of wood or metal slats. Lattice is a nice material for a porch because it lets in air and light but still gives privacy. You can also call something that resembles such a pattern lattice, like lattice wallpaper, or a lattice-patterned silver necklace.

Primary Meanings of lattice

1.
n
an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions
2.
n
small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
Full Definitions of lattice
1

n an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions

Types:
Bravais lattice, crystal lattice, space lattice
a 3-dimensional geometric arrangement of the atoms or molecules or ions composing a crystal
Type of:
arrangement, organisation, organization, system
an organized structure for arranging or classifying

n framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal

Synonyms:
fretwork, latticework
Types:
treillage, trellis
latticework used to support climbing plants
espalier
a trellis on which ornamental shrub or fruit tree is trained to grow flat
Type of:
framework
a structure supporting or containing something
2

n small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted

Synonyms:
grille, wicket
Type of:
opening
a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made

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