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Definition of the noun enfilade

What does enfilade mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: enfilades

  1. gunfire directed along the length rather than the breadth of a formation

Definition of the verb enfilade

What does enfilade mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: enfiladed | enfilading | enfilades

  1. rake or be in a position to rake with gunfire in a lengthwise direction
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: rake = sweep the length of

Alternative definition of the verb enfilade


  1. [transitive] to rake something with gunfire


"Enfilade" is a short film, directed by David Coyle.


  1. Enfilade: In architecture, an enfilade is a suite of rooms formally aligned with each other. This was a common feature in grand European architecture from the Baroque period onward, although there are earlier examples, such as the Vatican stanze. The doors entering each room are aligned with the doors of the connecting rooms along a single axis, providing a vista through the entire suite of rooms. The enfilade may be used as a processional route and is a common arrangement in museums and art galleries, as it facilitates the movement of large numbers of people through a building.
  2. Enfilade: Enfilades are a class of tree data structures used in Project Xanadu "Green" designs of the 1970s and 1980s. Enfilades allow quick editing, versioning, retrieval and inter-comparison operations in a large, cross-linked hypertext database. The Xanadu "Gold" design starting in the 1990s used a related data structure called the Ent.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Enfilade

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Google previewMachine Gun Notes (1917)

by Army War College

For instance, we say enfilade is the most effective kind of fire. There is a machine gunner lying down nicely concealed, who is enfilading a company. Now, the enemy had to come up from the farm and occupy this cutting, with our troops behind ...

Google previewTraditional Buildings of the English Countryside (2011)

An Illustrated Guide by Geoffrey R. Sharpe

(An enfilade is an arrangement whereby the doorways between a suite of rooms are arranged so that when the doors are open a long vista results, giving a feeling of space). Off the A4012 about 10 miles north-west of Dunstable and about 4 ...

Google previewA Readable English Dictionary (1888)

Etymologically Arranged, with an Alphabetical Index by David Milne

To enfilade is a military word meaning to rake with ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design (2009)

by Michael Coates, Graeme Brooker, Sally Stone

Enfilade. 90. A series of rooms linked together without the use of a corridor or other circulation space. This was the normal spatial arrangement within all buildings before the seventeenth century and is nowadays particularly noticeable in ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

enfilade. * Baroque alignment of all the doorways (usually sited near the windowwalls) in a series or suite of rooms so as to create a vista when the doors were open, as in a.

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (1999)

by Richard Bowyer

enfilade epaulette enfilade [enfl'leid] 1 adjective capable of engaging the entire frontage or length of a formation or position; our advance was halted by heavy enfilade fire 2 verb to engage the entire frontage or length of a formation or position; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Interior Design (1997)

by Joanna Banham

Most crucial was a coherent progression of rooms, or specifically chambers and antechambers, arranged enfilade or in a row, which created interior vistas through aligned sequential rooms. This arrangement, derived from French examples, ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite

enfilade /en-fi-layd/ n. a volley of gunfire directed along a line of soldiers from end to end. enfold v. surround or envelop. enforce v. (enforces, enforcing, enforced) 1 make sure a law, rule, or duty is obeyed or fulfilled. 2 (often as adj. enforced) ...

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Enfilade Meaning

Video shows what enfilade means. A line or straight passage, or the position of that which lies in a straight line.. gunfire directed along the length of a target. a ...

Scrabble value of E1N1F4I1L1A1D2E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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