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buttress

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
buttress

Plural
buttresses

  1. (architecture) A buttress is a structure built against another structure to support it.
  2. (by extension) A buttress is something that serves to support something.

Verb[change]

Plain form
buttress

Third-person singular
buttresses

Past tense
buttressed

Past participle
buttressed

Present participle
buttressing

  1. If something buttresses, it supports something physically with a buttress.
  2. (figurative) (by extension) If a person buttresses, they support something or someone by providing evidence.