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SCAFFOLD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scaffold mean? 

SCAFFOLD (noun)
  The noun SCAFFOLD has 2 senses:

1. a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)
2. a temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers

  Familiarity information: SCAFFOLD used as a noun is rare.


SCAFFOLD (verb)
  The verb SCAFFOLD has 1 sense:

1. provide with a scaffold for support

  Familiarity information: SCAFFOLD used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCAFFOLD (noun)


Sense 1scaffold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("scaffold" is a kind of...):

platform (a raised horizontal surface)

Holonyms ("scaffold" is a part of...):

instrument of execution (an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person)


Sense 2scaffold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("scaffold" is a kind of...):

arrangement (an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging)

Holonyms ("scaffold" is a part of...):

scaffolding; staging (a system of scaffolds)


SCAFFOLD (verb)


Sense 1scaffold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with a scaffold for support

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

scaffold the building before painting it

Hypernyms (to "scaffold" is one way to...):

hold; hold up; support; sustain (be the physical support of; carry the weight of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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