relief noun definition in Architectural features topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Architectural features topic
[uncountable, countable] a way of decorating wood, stone, etc. by cutting designs into the surface of it so that some parts stick out more than others; a design that is made in this way The column was decorated in high relief (= with designs that stick out a lot) with scenes from Greek mythology. The bronze doors are covered with sculpted reliefs.