verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of buttress
OTHER WORDS FROM buttressbut·tress·less, adjectivebut·tress·like, adjectivenon·but·tressed, adjectiveun·but·tressed, adjective
Words nearby buttress
Example sentences from the Web for buttress
Definitions are, most often, ornaments of the understanding rather than its buttresses.
Both buttress national identity, and both are concerned with equality.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nor is it certain that exports by energy companies would buttress U.S. diplomacy.
We should buttress cooperative tribes again, with names like Dulaim, Isawi, Al bu Issa, among others.Their Fight…But Our Legacy: The New Battle for Fallujah|John Kael Weston|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They build on their distinctive strengths, buttress and leverage their specific assets, attributes, and advantages.
“McConnell is doing everything he can to buttress his support,” Mann said.Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Mike Lee: When Freshmen Attack|Patricia Murphy|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Profiting by this, Benjy quietly moved away round a colossal buttress of the berg, and took refuge in an ice-cave.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
It was an outside one, massive as a buttress, and Harry was building it well and truly, for it was the essential of the house.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
From the buttress foot a sheep-walk goes along the scarp—see, you can follow it from here in the dry grass.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
And drawing his cutlass from his belt, Michael bounded round the buttress behind which the young girl had promised to wait.Michael Strogoff|Jules Verne
Perhaps we shall be able to walk round into another cwm on the far side of North-west buttress.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury