from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A physical or conceptual structure extended or developed from a basic form.
- n. The part of a building or other structure above the foundation.
- n. The parts of a ship's structure above the main deck.
- n. The rails, sleepers, and other parts of a railway.
- n. In Marxist theory, the ideologies or institutions of a society as distinct from the basic processes and direct social relations of material production and economics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any structure built above the top full deck. (FM 55-501).
- n. Any material structure or edifice built on something else; that which is raised on a foundation or basis
- n. all that part of a building above the basement. Also used figuratively.
- n. (railroad) The sleepers, and fastenings, in distinction from the roadbed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any material structure or edifice built on something else; that which is raised on a foundation or basis.
- n. The sleepers, and fastenings, in distinction from the roadbed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any structure built on something else; particularly, an edifice in relation to its foundation.
- n. Hence, anything erected on a foundation or basis.
- n. In railway engin., the sleepers, rails, and fastenings of a railway, in contradistinction to road-bed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. structure consisting of the part of a ship above the main deck
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