pertaining to or characteristic of Freemasons or Freemasonry.

Origin of Masonic

First recorded in 1790–1800; mason + -ic
Related formsMa·son·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for masonic

Contemporary Examples of masonic

  • This is something more likely to be found in a Tibetan temple rather than a Masonic temple.

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    Michael Baigent

    September 20, 2009

  • There is some artistic license taken: During his Masonic ceremony, the villain drinks out of a cup fashioned from a human skull.

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    Michael Baigent

    September 20, 2009

Historical Examples of masonic

  • He was buried with full Masonic honors, being a valued member of that order.

  • Masonic emblems said to have been found in mounds in the United States.

  • Say, do you ever go to the dances at Englewood Masonic Hall?


    Edna Ferber

  • Ere he arrived, the Masonic fraternity had performed the last sad rites.

  • Moreover, the words of the masonic statutes, "be kindly and courteous," recurred to him.

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    Leo Tolstoy

British Dictionary definitions for masonic



(often capital) of, characteristic of, or relating to Freemasons or Freemasonry
of or relating to masons or masonry
Derived Formsmasonically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for masonic

1797, "pertaining to freemasons;" 1810, "pertaining to stone masons;" see mason + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper