Definitions of structure

  1. the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; " the social organization of England and America is very different"; " sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
  2. give a structure to; " I need to structure my days"
  3. the 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"
  4. the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; " his lectures have no structure"
  5. a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity; " the structure consisted of a series of arches"; " she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
  6. The act of building; the practice of erecting buildings; construction.
  7. Manner of building; form; make; construction.
  8. Arrangement of parts, of organs, or of constituent particles, in a substance or body; as, the structure of a rock or a mineral; the structure of a sentence.
  9. That which is built; a building; esp., a building of some size or magnificence; an edifice.
  10. Structural.
  11. That which is built, as a bridge or building; construction; manner or form of building; arrangement of parts in a vegetable or animal substance; the special way in which a thing is put together; as, sentence structure.
  12. Manner of building: construction: a building, esp. one of large size: arrangement of parts or of particles in a substance: manner of organization.
  13. Construction; arrangement of parts; a building.
  14. That which is constructed, as a building or machine.
  15. Manner of construction or organization.
  16. Manner of building; form; make; construction; a building of any kind, but chiefly one of some size or magnificence; an edifice; the arrangement of the elements or parts of anything; texture; manner of organization of animals, vegetables, & c.
  17. Manner of building; make; form; manner of organisation; a building of any kind; an edifice; that form or condition in which the component parts of minerals or rock- masses are arranged, as in a granite quarry we find the rock arranged in large tabular or square- like masses- texture referring to the manner in which the component particles are internally arranged, as we find a piece of granite hard, close- grained, and crystalline.

Usage examples for structure

  1. One advantage the bird surely has, and that is, owing to the form, structure, and position of the eye, it has a much larger field of vision,- indeed, can probably see in nearly every direction at the same instant, behind as well as before. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  2. It was the basis upon which the impeachment super- structure had been erected. – History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868 by Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson)
  3. On the outside, this building was a substantial log structure; within, it was divided into the Sheriff's office and sleeping room, the " bull pen," and a single narrow cell, in which Wade guessed that Santry would be locked. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  4. It can well be called a distinctive summer structure, for with the sun streaming through its mass of vines, it shadows the walks from May until late October. – Garden Ornaments by Mary H. Northend
  5. " Gentlemen," he said in summary, " we have a grave responsibility not only to the E structure, but to all mankind as well. – Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Irvin Clifton
  6. Under the influence of this idea, and of the cult based upon it, were developed the early organization of the family, the laws regarding property and succession, the whole structure, in short, of ancient society,- whether in the Western or the Eastern world. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  7. At that figure we shall have a substantial reduction of unemployment; and the Federal Revenues will be sufficient to balance the current level of cash expenditures on the basis of the existing tax structure. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  8. Erected in it, and evidently a new structure, was a large wooden scaffold in square tower shape with a long overhanging arm and a platform on the extremity. – Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters or, Battling with Flames from the Air by Victor Appleton
  9. At its foot, in front of a large structure, the Pombo's gaudy tent had been pitched. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  10. It is too late to interfere with the structure of the hall. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. They frequently raise a structure of fiction on a slight basis of fact or on no basis at all. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  12. Not that they are all alike in structure. – American Languages, and Why We Should Study Them by Daniel G. Brinton
  13. It would have been strange if I had not made a great many improvements over the Ohio structure, in preparing plans for the one to be erected in Tennessee. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  14. It has been suggested that the tomb is not part of the original structure, but was added later. – Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders by T. Eric Peet
  15. 1. Forms and Structure. – Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf by Jane H. Newell
  16. The Whigs of Richmond had built, on Fourteenth and Franklin Streets, a large wooden structure capable of seating a crowd- that party had a large majority in the city- and held frequent meetings therein. – Life Gleanings by T. J. Macon
  17. It's the only place in London where the structure of society is anything like Paris. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  18. When we come to Bleak House, we come to a change in artistic structure. – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton