masonry
noun (plural -ries) Date: 13th century 1. a. something constructed of materials used by masons b. the art, trade, or occupation of a mason c. work done by a mason 2. capitalized freemasonry

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  • Masonry — Ma son*ry, n. [F. ma[,c]onnerie.] 1. The art or occupation of a mason. [1913 Webster] 2. The work or performance of a mason; as, good or bad masonry; skillful masonry. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is built by a mason; anything constructed of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • masonry — ► NOUN 1) stonework. 2) (Masonry) Freemasonry …   English terms dictionary

  • Masonry — (engl., spr. Mehs nry), 1) ein Maurerwert, die Maurerkunst; 2) eine geschlossene Tischgesellschaft, dann auch 3) ein Trinkgelag; 4) in Schlössern u. Palästen eigene Gebäude, welche zu solchen Zusammenkünften dienten; 5) so v.w. Freimaurerei …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Masonry — • An overview of Freemasonry and description of its condemnation by the Catholic Church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Masonry — n [U] ↑Freemasonry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • masonry — stonework, mid 14c., from O.Fr. maçonerie (14c.), from maçon (see MASON (Cf. mason)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • masonry — [mā′sən rē] n. [ME masonerie < OFr maçonnerie < maçon, MASON] 1. the trade or art of a mason 2. pl. masonries something built, as by a mason, of stone, brick, concrete, etc. 3. [usually M ] FREEMASONRY …   English World dictionary

  • Masonry — This article refers to the building structure component; for the fraternal organization, see Freemasonry. A mason laying mortar on top of a finished course of blocks, prior to placing the next course. Masonry is the building of structures from… …   Wikipedia

  • masonry — /may seuhn ree/, n., pl. masonries. 1. the craft or occupation of a mason. 2. work constructed by a mason, esp. stonework: the crumbling masonry of ancient walls. 3. (cap.) Freemasonry. [1325 75; ME masonerie < MF maçonnerie. See MASON, ERY] * *… …   Universalium

  • masonry — noun a) The art or occupation of a mason. b) The work or performance of a mason; as, good or bad masonry; skillful masonry …   Wiktionary

  • masonry — noun Masonry is used before these nouns: ↑contractor, ↑wall …   Collocations dictionary

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