glɪf n. small decorative sculpture of a figure, carving; heiroglyph, picture used to represent a word or idea; symbol that conveys an idea nonverbally

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Glyphs —    Ancient picture writing where the characters represent recognizable objects, like people, birds, boats, etcetera. The most recognized Hieroglyphics were made by the Egyptians. Egyptian Hieroglyphics are composed of two types of signs,… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Water glyphs — are a recurring type of petroglyph found across the american southwest, but primarily in southern Utah, northern Arizona, and eastern Nevada. The symbols are thought to be of ancient origin, perhaps created by the Ancient Pueblo Peoples.… …   Wikipedia

  • Quotation mark glyphs — For the meaning and usage of quotation marks in the English language see Quotation mark and in other languages see Quotation mark, non English usage. ‘ ’ “ ” ‘ ’ “ ” ‹ › …   Wikipedia

  • An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs — Infobox Book name = An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs image caption = author = William E. Gates country = United States language = English subject = Maya script publisher = Johns Hopkins Press pub date = 1931 An Outline Dictionary of Maya… …   Wikipedia

  • Numeric Annotation Glyphs — or NAGs are used to annotate chess games when using a computer, typically providing an assessment of a chess move or a chess position. NAGs exist to indicate a simple annotation in a language independent manner. NAGs were first formally… …   Wikipedia

  • Decipherment of rongorongo — Tablet B Aruku kurenga, verso. One of four texts which provided the Jaussen list, the first attempt at decipherment. Made of Pacific rosewood, mid nineteenth century, Easter Island. (Collection of the SS.CC., Rome) There have been numerous… …   Wikipedia

  • Rongorongo — Infobox Writing system name = Rongorongo type = Undeciphered time = Time of creation unknown, most tablets lost or destroyed in the 1860s languages = Assumed to be Rapanui sample = Rongorongo Qr3 7 color.jpg iso15924 = RoroRongorongo… …   Wikipedia

  • Maya script — Maya Type Logographic (used both logograms and syllabic characters) Languages Mayan languages Time period 3rd century BCE to …   Wikipedia

  • List of typefaces — This is a list of typefaces, which are separated into groups by distinct artistic differences. Contents 1 Serif 1.1 Slab serif 2 Sans serif 3 Semi serif …   Wikipedia

  • List of typographic features — State of the art digital typographic systems have solved virtually all the demands of traditional typography and have expanded the possibilities with many new features. The two lists below provide information about many features Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.