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but·tress

 (bŭt′rĭs)
n.
1. A structure, usually brick or stone, built against a wall for support or reinforcement.
2. Something resembling a buttress, as:
a. The flared base of certain tree trunks.
b. A horny growth on the heel of a horse's hoof.
3. Something that serves to support, prop, or reinforce: "The law is by its very nature a buttress of the status quo" (J. William Fulbright).
tr.v. but·tressed, but·tress·ing, but·tress·es
1. To support or reinforce with a buttress.
2. To sustain, prop, or bolster: "The author buttresses her analysis with lengthy dissections of several of Moore's poems" (Warren Woessner).

[Middle English buteras, from Old French bouterez, from bouter, to strike against, of Germanic origin; see bhau- in Indo-European roots.]
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buttress

(ˈbʌtrɪs)
n
1. (Architecture) Also called: pier a construction, usually of brick or stone, built to support a wall. See also flying buttress
2. any support or prop
3. something shaped like a buttress, such as a projection from a mountainside
4. (Zoology) either of the two pointed rear parts of a horse's hoof
vb (tr)
5. (Building) to support (a wall) with a buttress
6. to support or sustain
[C13: from Old French bouterez, short for ars bouterez thrusting arch, from bouter to thrust, butt3]
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but•tress

(ˈbʌ trɪs)
n.
1. a projecting support built into or against the outside of a masonry wall to steady a structure by opposing its outward thrusts.
2. any prop or support.
3. something resembling a buttress in shape or position.
4. a bony or horny protuberance, esp. on a horse's hoof.
v.t.
5. to support by a buttress; prop up.
6. to give encouragement or support to.
[1350–1400; Middle English butres « Old French (arc) boterez thrusting (arch)]
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buttress


Past participle: buttressed
Gerund: buttressing

Imperative
buttress
buttress
Present
I buttress
you buttress
he/she/it buttresses
we buttress
you buttress
they buttress
Preterite
I buttressed
you buttressed
he/she/it buttressed
we buttressed
you buttressed
they buttressed
Present Continuous
I am buttressing
you are buttressing
he/she/it is buttressing
we are buttressing
you are buttressing
they are buttressing
Present Perfect
I have buttressed
you have buttressed
he/she/it has buttressed
we have buttressed
you have buttressed
they have buttressed
Past Continuous
I was buttressing
you were buttressing
he/she/it was buttressing
we were buttressing
you were buttressing
they were buttressing
Past Perfect
I had buttressed
you had buttressed
he/she/it had buttressed
we had buttressed
you had buttressed
they had buttressed
Future
I will buttress
you will buttress
he/she/it will buttress
we will buttress
you will buttress
they will buttress
Future Perfect
I will have buttressed
you will have buttressed
he/she/it will have buttressed
we will have buttressed
you will have buttressed
they will have buttressed
Future Continuous
I will be buttressing
you will be buttressing
he/she/it will be buttressing
we will be buttressing
you will be buttressing
they will be buttressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been buttressing
you have been buttressing
he/she/it has been buttressing
we have been buttressing
you have been buttressing
they have been buttressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been buttressing
you will have been buttressing
he/she/it will have been buttressing
we will have been buttressing
you will have been buttressing
they will have been buttressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been buttressing
you had been buttressing
he/she/it had been buttressing
we had been buttressing
you had been buttressing
they had been buttressing
Conditional
I would buttress
you would buttress
he/she/it would buttress
we would buttress
you would buttress
they would buttress
Past Conditional
I would have buttressed
you would have buttressed
he/she/it would have buttressed
we would have buttressed
you would have buttressed
they would have buttressed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buttress - a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building
arc-boutant, flying buttress - a buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an arch
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
Verb1.buttress - reinforce with a buttress; "Buttress the church"
reenforce, reinforce - make stronger; "he reinforced the concrete"
2.buttress - make stronger or defensible; "buttress your thesis"
beef up, fortify, strengthen - make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
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buttress

verb
1. support, sustain, strengthen, shore, prop, reinforce, back up, brace, uphold, bolster, prop up, shore up, augment His tough line is buttressed by a democratic mandate.
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buttress

noun
A means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure:
verb
To present evidence in support of:
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Translations
دَعامَه، رَكيزَه
opěrný pilířoporapodpěra zdi
afstiverstøttepille
támfal
veggstuîull, styrktarstoî
atrama
balsts

buttress

[ˈbʌtrɪs]
A. N
1. (Archit) → contrafuerte m
2. (fig) → apoyo m, sostén m
B. VT
1. (Archit) → apuntalar
2. (fig) → reforzar, apoyar
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buttress

[ˈbʌtrəs]
ncontrefort m
vt (= strengthen) [+ system, argument, position] → étayer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

buttress

n (Archit) → Strebepfeiler m; (fig)Pfeiler m
vt (Archit) wall(durch Strebepfeiler) stützen; (fig)stützen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

buttress

[ˈbʌtrɪs]
1. ncontrafforte m, sperone m
2. vtarmare di contrafforti, rafforzare (con speroni) (fig) → tener su, tenere in piedi; (argument) → avvalorare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

buttress

(ˈbatris) noun
a support built on to the outside of a wall.
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buttress

n. contrafuerte, resfuerzo, sostén.
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