ma·​son·​ry | \ ˈmā-sᵊn-rē How to pronounce masonry (audio) \
plural masonries

Definition of masonry

1a : something constructed of materials used by masons
b : the art, trade, or occupation of a mason
c : work done by a mason
2 capitalized : freemasonry

Examples of masonry in a Sentence

a structure built of masonry
Recent Examples on the Web At its worst — which is about half the time — the masonry wins., 7 July 2021 Distributed by community health volunteers, the toilets range in price from $6 to $12, plus the price of masonry for proper installation. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 July 2021 At least 20 people associated with one local synagogue are believed to be missing as relatives cling to hope that survivors can be brought out of the pile of crushed masonry alive, even several days after the disaster. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 27 June 2021 Hicks is an endearing but clumsy artist, so perhaps the masonry of his arch is just bad painting. Washington Post, 17 June 2021 Oregon Department of Forestry tells homeowners who insist on having an all-wood fence to use masonry or metal as a protective barrier between the fence and the house. oregonlive, 25 May 2021 Rain leaked through holes in the roof, inundating broken masonry and congealing into gray mud on the floor. Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 May 2021 Carving Set of chisels and mallets from high-end masonry company Trow & Holden. Jana Meisenholder, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2021 The former Jean Elizabeth Warrick, daughter of John Harrison Warrick, owner of a brick masonry business, and his wife, Esther Snowden Warrick, a Savannah public schools principal, was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 12 June 2021

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First Known Use of masonry

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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10 Jul 2021

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“Masonry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of masonry

: the stone, brick, or concrete used to build things
: work done using stone, brick, or concrete : work done by a mason


ma·​son·​ry | \ ˈmā-sᵊn-rē How to pronounce masonry (audio) \
plural masonries

Kids Definition of masonry

1 : something built of stone or brick
2 : the work done using stone or brick
3 : the art, trade, or occupation of a mason

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