HyperDic: buttress

English > 3 senses of the word buttress:
NOUNartifactbuttress, buttressinga support usually of stone or brick
VERBchangebuttressreinforce with a buttress
changebuttressmake stronger or defensible
buttress > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > buttress: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building.
Narrowerflying buttress, arc-boutantA buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an arch
Broadersupportsupporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
Spanishboterete, contrafuerte
Catalancontrafort, esperó
Verbsbuttressreinforce with a buttress
English > buttress: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningreinforce with a buttress.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Buttress the church"
Broaderreinforce, reenforcemake stronger
Spanishafianzar, reforzar
Nounsbuttressa support usually of stone or brick
English > buttress: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake stronger or defensible.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"buttress your thesis"
Broaderstrengthen, beef up, fortifymake strong or stronger

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