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Definitions of scaffold

  1. provide with a scaffold for support; "scaffold the building before painting it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome-shaped obstruction, above the tuyeres in a blast furnace. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To furnish or uphold with a scaffold. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A temporary timber stage or structure for supporting something; an elevated platform for the execution of a criminal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To furnish or support with such a frame or structure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A temporary platform for exhibiting or for supporting something: for the execution of a criminal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To furnish with a scaffold: to sustain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Staging for workmen or the execution of a criminal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A temporary elevated structure for the support of workmen, as in building or for the execution of criminals. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A temporary structure to support workmen in the erection of a building; a temporary stage raised for shows or spectators; an elevated platform for the execution of a criminal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A gallery, stage, or platform of timber for a temporary purpose, as in building; an erection for an execution. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. To furnish as with a scaffold; to sustain; to support. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome-shaped obstruction, above the tuy dictgcide_fs
  18. skaf'old, n. a temporary platform for exhibiting or for supporting something, and esp. for the execution of a criminal: a framework.--v.t. to furnish with a scaffold: to sustain.--ns. SCAFF'OLDAGE (Shak.), a scaffold, a stage, the gallery of a theatre; SCAFF'OLDER, a spectator in the gallery: one of the 'gods;' SCAFF'OLDING, a scaffold of wood for supporting workmen while building: materials for scaffolds: (fig.) a frame, framework: disposing of the bodies of the dead on a scaffold or raised platform, as by the Sioux Indians, &c. [O. Fr. escafaut (Fr. échafaud, It. catafalco); from a Romance word, found in Sp. catar, to view--L. capt[=a]re, to try to seize, falco (It. palco), a scaffold--Ger. balke, a beam. Doublet catafalque.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Elevated platform of timber usu. for execution of criminals (-old; the s., death by executioner\'s hands) or rarely (-old, -ing) for display of something or accommodation of spectators; (usu. -ing) temporary structure of poles& planks providing workmen with platform (s) to stand on while building or repairing house &c., (-ing) materials for this; (Anat., Embryol.; -old, -ing) framework outlining parts to be formed on it later (the s. of the skull); scaffolding-pole, mastlike pole helping to support building-platform; (vb) attach scaffolding to (house). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. [French, German, Italian] A temporary gallery erected for exhibitions or shows, and for the convenience of spectators;—a temporary structure of timber, boards, &c., for supporting workmen and the materials in building, &c.;-especially, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal. Cabinet Dictionary

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