Definitions for: Frontispiece


[n] front illustration facing the title page of a book
[n] an ornamental facade



Webster (1913) Definition: Fron"tis*piece, n. [F. frontispice, LL.
frontispicium beginning, front of a church, fr. L. frons
front + spicere, specere, to look at, view: cf. It.
frontispizio. See Front and Spy.]
The part which first meets the eye; as:
(a) (Arch.) The principal front of a building. [Obs. or R.]
(b) An ornamental figure or illustration fronting the first
page, or titlepage, of a book; formerly, the titlepage
itself.

See Also: facade, front, frontage

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