Definition of Masonry

1. Noun. Structure built of stone or brick by a mason.

Specialized synonyms: Brickwork, Dry Masonry, Stonework
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure

2. Noun. Freemasons collectively.
Exact synonyms: Freemasonry
Generic synonyms: Secret Society
Member holonyms: Freemason, Mason

3. Noun. The craft of a mason.
Generic synonyms: Craft, Trade
Specialized synonyms: Bricklaying
Group relationships: Building, Construction
Examples of category: Daub, Plaster, Render, Render-set, Parget, Mud, Float, Skimcoat, Mortar

Definition of Masonry

1. n. The art or occupation of a mason.

Definition of Masonry

1. Noun. The art or occupation of a mason. ¹

2. Noun. The work or performance of a mason; as, good or bad masonry; skillful masonry. ¹

3. Noun. That which is built by a mason; anything constructed of the materials used by masons, such as stone, brick, tiles, or the like. Dry masonry is applied to structures made without mortar. ¹

4. Noun. The craft, institution, or mysteries of Freemasons; Freemasonry. ¹

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Definition of Masonry

1. a structure built of stone or brick [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Masonry

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mason bee
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mason wasp
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Literary usage of Masonry

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1. Text-book of the Materials of Engineering by Herbert Fisher Moore, Harrison Frederick Gonnerman (1920)
"brick masonry is always used in compression. The cbm- pressive strength per square ... In general, strong bricks make stronger masonry than do weak bricks, ..."

2. Textbook of the Materials of Engineering by Herbert Fisher Moore, Harrison Frederick Gonnerman (1922)
"masonry Construction.—In laying together individual pieces of stone to form ... The simplest form of masonry is riprap, which consists of uncut stones piled ..."

3. Materials of Construction: Their Manufacture and Properties by Adelbert Philo Mills (1922)
"Brick masonry was at one time considered as, an inferior substitute for stone masonry. At the present time, however, brick masonry built with bricks made by ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The Assouan Dam, across the Nile, in Egypt, is the largest masonry dam in the world. ... Its mass contains 1179000 cubic yards of solid masonry. ..."

5. Lombard Architecture by Arthur Kingsley Porter (1917)
"masonry Of one other matter the reader should be warned before plunging into the complex questions which beset the history of the Lombard style. ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"In Germany and America two- and three-hinged arches of masonry and ... The largest masonry arch is the Adolphe bridge in Luxemburg, erected in 1900-1903. ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"But in truth all masonry is full of ambiguity. The texts of 1723 aud 1738 of the fundamental law concerning Atheism are purposely ambiguous. ..."

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