what is difference between buttress and buttressing
From Old French ars bouterez (noun, literally “supporting arcs”), from bouterez (adj), oblique plural of bouteret (rare in the singular), from Frankish *botan, from Proto-Germanic *bautaną (“to push”). Ultimately cognate with beat.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbʌtɹəs/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈbʌtɹɪs/
buttress (plural buttresses)
- (architecture) A brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it.
- Synonyms: counterfort, brace
- Hyponym: flying buttress
- Coordinate term: pilaster
- (by extension) Anything that serves to support something; a prop.
- (botany) A buttress-root.
- (climbing) A feature jutting prominently out from a mountain or rock.
- Synonyms: crag, bluff
- Crowell Buttresses, Dismal Buttress
- (figuratively) Anything that supports or strengthens.
- flying buttress
buttress (third-person singular simple present buttresses, present participle buttressing, simple past and past participle buttressed)
- To support something physically with, or as if with, a prop or buttress.
- (figuratively, by extension) To support something or someone by supplying evidence.
- Synonyms: corroborate, substantiate
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- present participle of buttress