Definition of masonry in English:

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masonry

Pronunciation: /ˈmās(ə)nrē/

noun

1Stonework.
Example sentences
  • Once the mortar is dry, you can attach a cutting board to the side of the barbecue with fluted masonry nails.
  • The gypsum board must be attached to the wood furring strips or underlying masonry using nails or screws.
  • The project saw the renewal of stonework and replacement of masonry on the cathedral's rose window.
1.1The work of a mason.
Example sentences
  • The project aims to bring the children back to civilian life by giving them a trade in carpentry, masonry or metal work.
  • To say these guys will be throwing up bricks is an affront to the fine profession of masonry.
  • The building of a house, or even any transaction concerning it, is not just a matter of masonry or of business.
2 (Masonry) Freemasonry.
Example sentences
  • While universalists insisted that Masonry was not a religion, they did view it as a great aid to religion.
  • They are not, however, recognized as being official Masonry organization, and Masonic contact with them is forbidden.
  • There's a lot more of that in Masonry than you'd think: Masonry is for people like us, if we choose.

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Syllabification: ma·son·ry

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