HyperDic: structure

English > 6 senses of the word structure:
NOUNartifactstructure, constructiona thing constructed
attributestructurethe manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
cognitionstructurethe complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations
bodystructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structurea particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
groupstructure, social organization, social organisation, social structure, social systemthe people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships
VERBchangestructuregive a structure to
structure > pronunciation
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
English > structure: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts.
Example"the structure consisted of a series of arches"
Partsfoundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructureLowest support of a structure
platestructural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
structural membersupport that is a constituent part of any structure or building
Narrowerairdock, hangar, repair shedA large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained
altarA raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made
arcade, colonnadeA structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
arch(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
areaA part of a structure having some specific characteristic / characteristic or function
balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalanceequality of distribution
balconyA platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet
balconyAn upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium
basculeA structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other (on the principle of the seesaw)
boardingA structure of boards / boards
bodyThe external structure of a vehicle
bridge, spanA structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
building, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
building complex, complexA whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
catchmentA structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area)
coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helixA structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
colonnadestructure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns
column, pillarA vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
corner, quoin(architecture) solid exterior angle of a building
crossA wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
deathtrapAny structure that is very unsafe
defensive structure, defense, defenceA structure used to defend against attack
doorA structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road)
entablature(architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof
erectionA structure that has been erected
establishmentA public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
false bottomA horizontal structure that partitions a ship or box (especially one built close to the actual bottom)
floor, level, storey, storyA structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
fountainA structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises
guideA structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something
honeycombA structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
house of cards, cardhouse, card-house, cardcastleAn unstable construction with playing cards
housing, lodging, living accommodationsstructures collectively in which people are housed
hullThe frame or body of ship
jungle gymA structure of vertical and horizontal rods where children can climb and play
laminationA layered structure
landing, landing placestructure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
lookout, observation tower, lookout station, observatoryA structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
masonrystructure built of stone or brick by a mason
memorial, monumentA structure erected to commemorate persons or events
mound, hillstructure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentaAny structure that makes progress difficult
partition, dividerA vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
platform, weapons platformAny military structure or vehicle bearing weapons
porchA structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance
post and lintelA structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)
prefabA prefabricated structure
projectionAny structure that branches out from a central support
public worksstructures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks / docks / docks) constructed at government expense for public use
sailAny structure that resembles a sail
set-back, setoff, offsetstructure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
shelterA structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
shoeboxA structure resembling a shoebox (as a rectangular building or a cramped room or compartment)
signboard, signstructure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted
stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadiumA large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
superstructurestructure consisting of the part of a ship above the main deck
supporting structureA structure that serves to support something
towerA structure taller than its diameter
transeptstructure forming the transverse part of a cruciform church
trestleworkA supporting structure composed of a system of connected trestles
vaulting(architecture) a vaulted structure
ways, shipway, slipwaystructure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired
wellheadA structure built over a well
wind tunnelA structure resembling a tunnel where air is blown / blown / blown at known velocities for testing parts of aircraft
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Spanishconstrucción, estructura
Catalanconstrucció, estructura
English > structure: 6 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts.
  • "artists must study the structure of the human body"
  • "the structure of the benzene molecule"
Narrowercomputer architecture, architecture(computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's ... / computer's hardware or system software
cytoarchitecture, cytoarchitectonicsThe cellular composition of a bodily structure
framework, fabricThe underlying structure
infrastructure, substructureThe basic structure or features of a system or organization
Broaderconstitution, composition, physical composition, makeup, make-upThe way in which someone or something is composed
Spanisharquitectura, conformación, estructuración, estructura
Catalanarquitectura, conformació, estructuració, estructura
Adjectivesstructuralrelating to or having or characterized by structure
Verbsstructuregive a structure to
English > structure: 6 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations.
Example"his lectures have no structure"
Narrowerarrangement, organization, organisation, systemAn organized structure for arranging or classifying
form, shape, patternA perceptual structure
morphology, sound structure, syllable structure, word structureThe admissible arrangement of sounds in words
syntax, sentence structure, phrase structureThe grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
Broadercognition, knowledge, noesisThe psychological result of perception / perception and learning and reasoning
Spanishestructura de conocimiento
Catalanestructura de coneixement
Adjectivesstructuralrelating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure
Verbsstructuregive a structure to
English > structure: 6 senses > noun 4, body
MeaningA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing.
Example"he has good bone structure"
Synonymsanatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
Narroweralveolar bedlung tissue densely packed with alveoli
apodemeRidge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for muscles
asterstar-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis
ballA more or less rounded anatomical body or mass
bladeA broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
bony labyrinth, osseous labyrinthcavity in the petrous part of the temporal bone that contains the membranous labyrinth
bridgeThe hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose
bulbA rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ
calyculus, caliculus, calycleA small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)
capsuleA structure that encloses a body part
carinaAny of various keel-shaped structures or ridges such as that on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused petals of a pea blossom
cartilaginous structurebody structure given shape by cartilage
caudaAny taillike structure
cavity, bodily cavity, cavum(anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus / sinus within the body
centromere, kinetochoreA specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
chiasma, chiasm, decussationAn intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
cingulum(anatomy) an encircling structure (as the ridge around the base of a tooth)
concha(anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape
cornu(anatomy) any structure that resembles a horn in shape
corona(anatomy) any structure that resembles a crown in shape
costaA riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing)
cytoskeletonA microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence
filament, filumA threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
fold, plicaA folded part (as in skin or muscle)
fundus(anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening
funiculusAny of several body structure resembling a cord
germA small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism
gill arch, branchial arch, gill barOne of the bony or cartilaginous arches on each side of the pharynx that support the gills of fishes and aquatic amphibians
gill slit, branchial cleft, gill cleftOne of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes
glansA small rounded structure
gyrus, convolutionA convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
headThe rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
headThat part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
horny structure, unguisAny rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin
infundibulumAny of various funnel-shaped parts of the body (but especially the hypophyseal stalk)
intersticeA small structural space between tissues or parts of an organ
lacrimal apparatusThe structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye
landmarkAn anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken
layerThin structure composed of a single thickness of cells
lens nucleus, nucleusThe central structure of the lens that is surrounded by the cortex
limbusA border or edge of any of various body parts distinguished by color or structure
membranous labyrinthThe sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochlea
neural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
nucleolus organizer, nucleolus organiser, nucleolar organizer, nucleolar organiserThe particular part of a chromosome that is associated with a nucleolus after nuclear division
padThe fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger
passage, passagewayA path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
peristomeregion around the mouth in various invertebrates
plateAny flat platelike body ... / body structure or part
plexus, reteA network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting / intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
radicle(anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve)
receptorA cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response
ribA riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
rootThe part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
rotator cuffA supporting structure of the shoulder consisting of the muscles and tendons that attach the arm to the shoulder joint and enable the arm to move
skeletal structureAny structure created by the skeleton of an organism
syrinxThe vocal organ of a bird
toothtoothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell
tube, tube-shaped structure(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
uveaThe part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroid
valveA structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
vascular structureA structure composed of or provided with blood vessels
zone, zona(anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
Broaderbody partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
Spanishestructura anatómica, estructura
Catalanestructura anatòmica, estructura
English > structure: 6 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningThe people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships.
Example "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
Synonymssocial organization, social organisation, social structure, social system
Member ofsocietyAn extended social group having a distinctive cultural / cultural and economic organization
Memberspolitical system, form of governmentThe members of a social organization who are in power
Narrowerclass structureThe organization of classes within a society
feudalism, feudal systemThe social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century
matriarchy, matriarchateA form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line
meritocracyA form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects
patriarchy, patriarchateA form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
pluralismA social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural / cultural groups is tolerated
segregation, separatismA social system that provides separate facilities / facilities for minority groups
Broadersystem, schemeA group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
Spanishestructura social, organización social, sistema social
Catalanestructura social, organització social
English > structure: 6 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningGive a structure to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"I need to structure my days"
Narrowerrestructure, reconstituteConstruct or form anew or provide with a new structure
Broaderorganize, organise, coordinateBring order and organization to
Nounsstructurethe manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
structurethe complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations

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