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TRUSS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does truss mean? 

TRUSS (noun)
  The noun TRUSS has 3 senses:

1. (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
2. a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure
3. (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)

  Familiarity information: TRUSS used as a noun is uncommon.


TRUSS (verb)
  The verb TRUSS has 3 senses:

1. tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
2. secure with or as if with ropes
3. support structurally

  Familiarity information: TRUSS used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRUSS (noun)


Sense 1truss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

bandage; patch (a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)


Sense 2truss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

frame; framework; framing (a structure supporting or containing something)

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

truss bridge (a bridge supported by trusses)


Sense 3truss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

corbel; truss

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

bracket (an L-shaped support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf))

Domain category:

architecture (the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "truss"):

cul de lampe (a corbel resembling the conical bottom of ancient lamps)


TRUSS (verb)


Sense 1truss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

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

bind; tie (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2truss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Secure with or as if with ropes

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

tie down; tie up; truss; bind

Context examples:

tie down the prisoners / tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed

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

confine; hold; restrain (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement)

"Truss" entails doing...:

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "truss"):

chain up (tie up with chains)

faggot; faggot up; fagot (bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot)

faggot; fagot (fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them)

hog-tie (tie together somebody's feet)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3truss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Support structurally

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context examples:

truss the roofs / trussed bridges

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

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

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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