Associations to the word «Scaffold»

Wiktionary

SCAFFOLD, noun. A structure made of scaffolding, for workers to stand on while working on a building.
SCAFFOLD, noun. An elevated platform on which a criminal is executed.
SCAFFOLD, noun. (metalworking) An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf or dome-shaped obstruction above the tuyeres in a blast furnace.
SCAFFOLD, verb. (transitive) To set up a scaffolding; to surround a building with scaffolding.
SCAFFOLD HOPPING, noun. (pharmacology) lead hopping
SCAFFOLD PROTEIN, noun. (biochemistry) Proteins that bring together various other proteins in a signaling pathway and allow for their interaction. They recruit downstream effectors in a pathway and enhance specificity of the signal.
SCAFFOLD PROTEINS, noun. Plural of scaffold protein

Dictionary definition

SCAFFOLD, noun. A platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded).
SCAFFOLD, noun. A temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers.
SCAFFOLD, verb. Provide with a scaffold for support; "scaffold the building before painting it".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats