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1. structure

noun. ['ˈstrʌktʃɝ'] a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts.

Synonyms

  • divider
  • hill
  • card-house
  • transept
  • obstruction
  • tower
  • defense
  • lookout station
  • repair shed
  • landing
  • offset
  • base
  • structural member
  • projection
  • mound
  • level
  • hangar
  • counterbalance
  • arcade
  • lookout
  • building
  • volute
  • platform
  • hull
  • substructure
  • whorl
  • memorial
  • bridge
  • house of cards
  • vaulting
  • building complex
  • groundwork
  • balance
  • impediment
  • corner
  • complex
  • arch
  • shoebox
  • artefact
  • column
  • false bottom
  • storey
  • boarding
  • pillar
  • observatory
  • story
  • honeycomb
  • sports stadium
  • foundation
  • post and lintel
  • sail
  • supporting structure
  • area
  • masonry
  • entablature
  • helix
  • impedimenta
  • wind tunnel
  • public works
  • bascule
  • observation tower
  • sign
  • jungle gym
  • plate
  • fundament
  • porch
  • signboard
  • defence
  • living accommodations
  • altar
  • quoin
  • lamination
  • colonnade
  • body
  • defensive structure
  • obstructer
  • housing
  • edifice
  • shelter
  • cardcastle
  • superstructure
  • span
  • set-back
  • construction
  • coil
  • cross
  • lodging
  • catchment
  • erection
  • ways
  • trestlework
  • airdock
  • fountain
  • weapons platform
  • artifact
  • setoff
  • wellhead
  • foot
  • cardhouse
  • prefab
  • slipway
  • equilibrium
  • landing place
  • balcony
  • establishment
  • guide
  • floor
  • obstructor
  • spiral
  • door
  • understructure
  • arena
  • bowl
  • shipway
  • partition
  • stadium
  • deathtrap
  • equipoise

Antonyms

  • lumper
  • natural depression
  • outfield
  • prosecution

Etymology

  • structure (French)
  • structura (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Defensive Structure

  • infrastructure
  • restructure

Example sentences of the word defensive-structure


1. Noun Phrase
Castles developed as defensive structures rather than grand homes for kings and queens.

2. structure

noun. ['ˈstrʌktʃɝ'] the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts.

Synonyms

  • infrastructure
  • computer architecture
  • cytoarchitecture
  • substructure
  • framework
  • cytoarchitectonics
  • composition
  • architecture
  • fabric
  • make-up
  • constitution
  • makeup

Antonyms

  • offence
  • offense
  • embarkation
  • middle

Etymology

  • structure (French)
  • structura (Latin)

3. defensive

adjective. ['dɪˈfɛnsɪv'] intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack.

Synonyms

  • antisubmarine
  • protective
  • en garde
  • antitank
  • antiaircraft

Antonyms

  • offensive
  • permissive
  • tough
  • careless

4. structure

noun. ['ˈstrʌktʃɝ'] the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations.

Synonyms

  • pattern
  • word structure
  • arrangement
  • syntax
  • knowledge
  • organisation
  • shape
  • system
  • cognition
  • sentence structure
  • syllable structure
  • morphology
  • phrase structure
  • organization
  • sound structure
  • form

Antonyms

  • legitimate
  • right
  • superior
  • intense

Etymology

  • structure (French)
  • structura (Latin)

5. structure

noun. ['ˈstrʌktʃɝ'] a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing.

Synonyms

  • limbus
  • zone
  • plexus
  • concha
  • valve
  • tube
  • costa
  • head
  • body structure
  • osseous labyrinth
  • centromere
  • passageway
  • tube-shaped structure
  • gill arch
  • calycle
  • gyrus
  • receptor
  • cytoskeleton
  • ball
  • interstice
  • germ
  • unguis
  • cartilaginous structure
  • cingulum
  • passage
  • gill slit
  • cauda
  • vascular structure
  • filament
  • funiculus
  • bridge
  • chiasma
  • gill bar
  • cornu
  • infundibulum
  • chiasm
  • rotator cuff
  • root
  • decussation
  • complex body part
  • lens nucleus
  • horny structure
  • skeletal structure
  • bulb
  • convolution
  • membranous labyrinth
  • cavum
  • peristome
  • caliculus
  • glans
  • calyculus
  • kinetochore
  • alveolar bed
  • nucleus
  • plate
  • aster
  • plica
  • tooth root
  • lacrimal apparatus
  • capsule
  • blade
  • uvea
  • cavity
  • nucleolar organiser
  • corona
  • nucleolus organiser
  • zona
  • bodily structure
  • syrinx
  • body part
  • branchial arch
  • branchial cleft
  • carina
  • rete
  • bodily cavity
  • filum
  • rib
  • apodeme
  • gill cleft
  • tooth
  • neural structure
  • bony labyrinth
  • nucleolar organizer
  • radicle
  • anatomical structure
  • pad
  • nucleolus organizer
  • landmark
  • layer
  • fundus

Antonyms

  • death
  • unbalance
  • noble
  • incidental

Etymology

  • structure (French)
  • structura (Latin)

6. defensive

adjective. ['dɪˈfɛnsɪv'] attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing.

Synonyms

  • justificative
  • apologetic
  • excusatory

Antonyms

  • inculpatory
  • tolerance
  • reverence
  • respect

7. structure

verb. ['ˈstrʌktʃɝ'] give a structure to.

Synonyms

  • reconstitute
  • organize
  • organise
  • restructure

Antonyms

  • uneven
  • unequal
  • unsteady
  • inclined

Etymology

  • structure (French)
  • structura (Latin)

8. defensive

noun. ['dɪˈfɛnsɪv'] an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive').

Synonyms

  • mental attitude
  • attitude

Antonyms

  • irreverence
  • intolerance
  • unerect

9. structure

noun. ['ˈstrʌktʃɝ'] the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships.

Synonyms

  • scheme
  • patriarchate
  • matriarchate
  • matriarchy
  • political system
  • pluralism
  • social structure
  • social organization
  • feudal system
  • feudalism
  • class structure
  • system
  • form of government
  • segregation
  • society
  • separatism
  • meritocracy
  • social organisation
  • social system

Antonyms

  • moderation
  • low
  • mild
  • high

Etymology

  • structure (French)
  • structura (Latin)
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