a structure built on posts extending from land out over water, used as a landing place for ships, an entertainment area, a strolling place, etc.; jetty.
(in a bridge or the like) a support for the ends of adjacent spans.
a square pillar.
a portion of wall between doors, windows, etc.
a pillar or post on which a gate or door is hung.
a support of masonry, steel, or the like for sustaining vertical pressure.
a long passageway or corridor that extends from a central area of a building, especially one at an airport that leads to boarding gates.
a structure with a deck that is built out over water, and used as a landing place, promenade, etc
a pillar that bears heavy loads, esp one of rectangular cross section
the part of a wall between two adjacent openings
another name for buttress (sense 1)
noun, Architecture. 1. a shallow rectangular feature projecting from a wall, having a capital and base and usually imitating the form of a column. noun 1. a shallow rectangular column attached to the face of a wall
verb (used with object), underpinned, underpinning. 1. to prop up or support from below; strengthen, as by reinforcing a foundation. 2. to replace or strengthen the foundation of (a building or the like). 3. to furnish a foundation for; corroborate: The author’s conclusions are underpinned by references to experimental findings. verb (transitive) -pins, -pinning, -pinned […]
[uhn-der-pin-ing] /ˈʌn dərˌpɪn ɪŋ/ noun 1. a system of supports beneath a wall or the like. 2. Often, underpinnings. a foundation or basis: to uncover the emotional underpinnings of an illness. 3. underpinnings, Informal. underwear, especially women’s underwear. the legs. verb (used with object), underpinned, underpinning. 1. to prop up or support from below; strengthen, […]
verb (used without object), misdiagnosed, misdiagnosing. 1. to make an incorrect diagnosis. verb (used with object), misdiagnosed, misdiagnosing. 2. to diagnose erroneously: to misdiagnose the nation’s ills. misdiagnosis [mis-dahy-uh g-noh-sis] /ˌmɪs daɪ əgˈnoʊ sɪs/ noun, plural misdiagnoses [mis-dahy-uh g-noh-seez] /ˌmɪs daɪ əgˈnoʊ siz/ (Show IPA) 1. an incorrect diagnosis. verb (transitive) 1. to diagnose (an […]