Associations to the word «Buttress»


BUTTRESS, noun. (architecture) A brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it.
BUTTRESS, noun. Anything that serves to support something; a prop.
BUTTRESS, noun. (botany) A buttress-root.
BUTTRESS, noun. (climbing) A feature jutting prominently out from a mountain or rock; a crag, a bluff.
BUTTRESS, noun. (figurative) Anything that supports or strengthens.
BUTTRESS, verb. To support something physically with, or as if with, a prop or buttress.
BUTTRESS, verb. To support something or someone by supplying evidence; to corroborate or substantiate.

Dictionary definition

BUTTRESS, noun. A support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building.
BUTTRESS, verb. Reinforce with a buttress; "Buttress the church".
BUTTRESS, verb. Make stronger or defensible; "buttress your thesis".

Wise words

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