Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art or occupation of a mason.
  • noun The work or performance of a mason
  • noun 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.
  • noun The craft, institution, or mysteries of Freemasons; freemasonry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The art or occupation of a mason.
  • noun The work or performance of a mason; as, good or bad masonry; skillful masonry.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The craft, institution, or mysteries of Freemasons; Freemasonry.

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French maçonnerie.

Examples

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  • I just found this interesting masonic dictionary. Time for a new list? Why not...

    November 15, 2008

  • Good idea!

    November 15, 2008

  • Masonary - a place where masons are housed, like an apiary.

    By the way, there are plenty of masons who spell themselves that way!

    September 4, 2014