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1. impost

noun. the lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs.

Synonyms

  • springer
  • stone

Antonyms

  • unplayful
  • straighten
  • inferior

Etymology

  • impost (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • impositus (Latin)
  • imposta (Italian)
  • imposta (Latin)

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2. impost

noun. money collected under a tariff.

Synonyms

  • tariff
  • ship money
  • duty
  • custom
  • customs

Antonyms

  • unskilled
  • artifact
  • achromatic

Etymology

  • impost (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • impositus (Latin)
  • imposta (Italian)
  • imposta (Latin)

Example sentences of the word impost


1. Noun, singular or mass
The impost block, also referred to as the abacus, is the slab that is found between the capital and the architectural element above it, such as the entablature.

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