Definition of Scaffold

1. Noun. A platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded).

Group relationships: Instrument Of Execution
Generic synonyms: Platform

2. Verb. Provide with a scaffold for support. "Scaffold the building before painting it"
Generic synonyms: Hold, Hold Up, Support, Sustain
Derivative terms: Scaffolding

3. Noun. A temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers.
Group relationships: Scaffolding, Staging
Generic synonyms: Arrangement

Definition of Scaffold

1. n. A temporary structure of timber, boards, etc., for various purposes, as for supporting workmen and materials in building, for exhibiting a spectacle upon, for holding the spectators at a show, etc.

2. v. t. To furnish or uphold with a scaffold.

Definition of Scaffold

1. Noun. A structure made of scaffolding, for workers to stand on while working on a building. ¹

2. Noun. An elevated platform on which a criminal is executed. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To set up a scaffolding; to surround a building with scaffolding. ¹

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Definition of Scaffold

1. to provide with a scaffold (a temporary platform for workmen) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Scaffold

1. 1. A temporary structure of timber, boards, etc, for various purposes, as for supporting workmen and materials in building, for exhibiting a spectacle upon, for holding the spectators at a show, etc. "Pardon, gentles all, The flat, unraised spirits that have dared On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth So great an object." (Shak) 2. Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold. "That a scaffold of execution should grow a scaffold of coronation." (Sir P. Sidney) 3. An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome-shaped obstruction, above the tuyeres in a blast furnace. Origin: OF. Eschafault, eschafaut, escafaut, escadafaut, F. Echafaud; probably oiginally the same word as E. & F. Catafalque, It. Catafafalco. See Catafalque. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Scaffold

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"In the course of the construction of the building the defendants, who were doing the carpenter's work themselves, erected a scaffold along the face of the ..."

2. Preliminary Report on a Visit to the Navaho National Monument, Arizona by Jesse Walter Fewkes (1911)
"scaffold HOUSE This ruin, about 2 miles from the place where two large canyons open ... It is appropriately called scaffold House from a finely made wooden ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"I moan the ropes hung to the comb jacks, and at the lower end of the ropes these jack blocks were fastened, and to each of these two jack blocks a scaffold ..."

4. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1876)
"scaffold. When ready to commence "priming" or gathering your crop, erect a scaffold' near the barn, on which to hang the tobacco after it is strung. ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Personal Injuries: Including Employer's Liability by William Francis Bailey (1912)
"scaffold built by independent contractor. Where a master has employed a competent scaffold builder to construct for the use of his employees a scaffold, ..."

6. Orations from Homer to William McKinley by Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1902)
"When he came to the scaffold he there showed himself on each Bide In full view to all people, and made this short speech with as much alacrity of spirit as ..."

7. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"asked one of the spectators, as he stepped upon the scaffold. ... The same fluency, the same rapture, appears in his speech on the scaffold. ..."

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