Struc"ture (?), n. [L. structura, from struere, structum, to arrange, build, construct; perhaps akin to E. strew: cf. F. structure. Cf. Construe, Destroy, Instrument, Obstruct.]
The act of building; the practice of erecting buildings; construction.
His son builds on, and never is content
Till the last farthing is in structure spent.
J. Dryden, Jr.
Manner of building; form; make; construction.
Want of insight into the structure and constitution of the terraqueous globe.
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.
It [basalt] has often a prismatic structure.
Manner of organization; the arrangement of the different tissues or parts of animal and vegetable organisms; as, organic structure, or the structure of animals and plants; cellular structure.
That which is built; a building; esp., a building of some size or magnificence; an edifice.
There stands a structure of majestic frame.
Columnar structure. See under Columnar.
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