Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The trade of a mason.
  • n. Work done by a mason.
  • n. Stonework or brickwork.
  • n. Freemasonry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art or occupation of a mason.
  • n. The work or performance of a mason; as, good or bad masonry; skillful masonry.
  • n. That which is built by a mason; anything constructed of the materials used by masons, such as stone, brick, tiles, or the like. Dry masonry is applied to structures made without mortar.
  • n. The craft, institution, or mysteries of Freemasons; Freemasonry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or occupation of a mason.
  • n. The work or performance of a mason
  • n. That which is built by a mason; anything constructed of the materials used by masons, such as stone, brick, tiles, or the like. Dry masonry is applied to structures made without mortar.
  • n. The craft, institution, or mysteries of Freemasons; freemasonry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or occupation of a mason; the art of shaping, arranging, and uniting stones or bricks to form walls and other parts of buildings; the skill of a mason.
  • n. The work produced by a mason; mason-work; specifically, a construction of dressed or fitted stones and mortar, as distinguished from brickwork or brick-masonry.
  • n. The craft or mysteries of freemasons; the principles and practices of freemasons.
  • Consisting of masonwork; formed or built of dressed or fitted stones and mortar: as, a masonry fort.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. structure built of stone or brick by a mason
  • n. the craft of a mason
  • n. Freemasons collectively

Etymologies

From French maçonnerie. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • He searched the term masonry construction Seattle in order to find an expert to repair his chimney.

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  • In countries that are seismically stable, plain unreinforced masonry is used.

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  • The other slides in the yellow plastic Kodak box are of the last piece of masonry from the last church to fall into the sea from the clifftops.

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  • As the knocks and scrapes of time remove bits of masonry from the facades of buildings, reducing crisp details to a blur, painters add layer on layer to the wood and metalwork, reducing crisp details to a blur.

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  • As tension is relieved in masonry materials, cracks are formed.

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  • Adults were trained to practice agriculture and trades, learning European methods in masonry, carpentry, iron work, weaving, dying, and ceramics.

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  • I have never seen anything weirder than a moonlight night in one of these strong places whose masonry is perfect as when first built, the snowy light pouring on the jet-black basalt and the breeze sighing and the jackal wailing in the desert around.

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  • Concrete chunks and broken brick and masonry is okay up to a point.

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