from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To build over or upon (another structure); to erect upon (a foundation).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To build over or upon another structure; to erect upon a foundation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To build or erect upon something.


Latin superstructus, past participle of superstruere to build upon; super over + struere to build. See super- and structure. (Wiktionary)


  • That hiatus was why I was so suprised to be named one of the “SEHI 19,” 19 folks from the superstruct community chosen to be puppetmasters of a future superstruct game.


  • You shall find, that of old they made carts and other carriages of it; and for piles to superstruct on in boggy grounds; most of Venice, and Amsterdam is built upon them, with so excessive charge, as some report, the foundations of their houses cost as much, as what is erected on them; there being driven in no fewer than 13659 great masts of this timber, under the new Stadt-house of Amsterdam.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

  • If struct C inherits from struct D (directly or transitively) we say that struct C is a substruct of struct D and struct D a superstruct of struct C.

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  • Vitruvius tells us, that the morasses about Ravenna in Italy, were pil’d with this timber, to superstruct upon, and highly commends it.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees


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