Meaning of BUTTRESS in English

BUTTRESS

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

flying buttress

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

flying

Between the chapels radiate the forests of flying buttresses .

Those at Canterbury are among the earliest datable flying buttresses .

Moreover, in the building of the great Gothic cathedrals many new devices were introduced, including flying buttresses .

It is an architectural cathedral, long and low on the exterior with geometrical traceried windows and simple flying buttresses .

All are lofty with high vaults supported by flying buttress schemes.

A flying buttress transmits thrust rather then resisting it.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Above lies 40 feet of delicate arête, poised on the crest of the buttress .

Between the chapels radiate the forests of flying buttresses.

For centuries it has been a buttress against the onslaught of Chaos from the wastes to the north.

Moreover, in the building of the great Gothic cathedrals many new devices were introduced, including flying buttresses.

On a sunny evening you can stay to catch the last of the sun's rays highlighting Scafell's famous buttresses.

The buttresses of all grades are black and the gullies are trickling away into the valley streams.

There was a narrow stone path, Alexei now saw, around the base of the promontory beyond the buttress .

Two square halls would give the effect. externally. of solid massive buttresses, while internally they would serve as picture galleries.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Kotkin gave statistics to buttress his argument.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And the government's recent promise to give the central bank independence should buttress its authority in the markets.

It reformed the judicial system, buttressing its independence, and introduced parliamentary scrutiny of important public sector contracts and appointments.

Others had been Jacked and buttressed.

The example of Phil Gramm, who had a large war chest but could not move voters, buttressed his argument.

The resistance is buttressed by dim understanding of how a decentralized approach can improve matters.

These effectively buttressed the sector against the kind of cutthroat competition raging amongst operators.

To last for very long any social system needs to be buttressed by a powerful integrating ideology.

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