From Middle English latis, from Middle French lattis (“lathing”), from Old French lattis, from latte (“a lath”), from Frankish *latta (“a lath”), from Proto-Germanic *lattō(n), *laþþō(n), *laþēn (“lath, board”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)lat- (“beam, log”). Cognate with Old High German latta (“lath”) (German Latte), Old English lætt (“lath”), Middle Low German lāde (“plank, counter, sales counter”), German Laden (“shop”). More at lath.
lattice (plural lattices)
- A flat panel constructed with widely-spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis.
- (heraldry) A bearing with vertical and horizontal bands.
- (crystallography) a regular spacing or arrangement of geometric points, often decorated with a motif.
- (order theory) A partially ordered set in which every pair of elements has a unique supremum and a unique infimum.
- (group theory) A discrete subgroup of Rn which spans the real vector space Rn.
- (algebra) partially ordered set
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- To make a lattice of.
- to lattice timbers
- To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice.
- to lattice a window
- Noah Webster (1913), “lattice”, in Noah Porter, editor, Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company
- “lattice”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
- Lattice on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons