verb (used with object)
Origin of scaffold
Examples from the Web for scaffold
But of course no such “prophetic sight” or “spiritual glance,” as Villard also imagined it, carried that far from the scaffold.When Robert E. Lee Met John Brown and Saved the Union|Michael Korda|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For me, technology is a delightfully helpful crutch to scaffold me into more advanced meditative practices.High-Tech Meditation: Swap Your Yogi for a Headset|Gregory Ferenstein|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In ordinary practice a scaffold is carried up with the walls and made to rest on them.
At a later period this scheme, then no more than the dream of a past age, brought a patriotic citizen of Lucca to the scaffold.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy|Jacob Burckhardt
Lady Jane Grey, when on the scaffold, yielded nothing in manliness to the others.Life of Cicero|Anthony Trollope
Their blood reddens the scaffold, and their ashes are thrown to the wind.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Leisler ascended the scaffold with firm step, and looked at the people he had tried to serve.The Story of Manhattan|Charles Hemstreet
British Dictionary definitions for scaffold
Word Origin for scaffold
Word Origin and History for scaffold
mid-14c., "wooden framework used in building, etc., temporary structure for workmen to make walls," a shortening of an Old North French variant of Old French eschafaut "scaffold" (Modern French échafaud), probably altered (by influence of eschace "a prop, support") from chaffaut, from Vulgar Latin *catafalicum (see catafalque). Meaning "platform for a hanging" is from 1550s. Dutch schavot, German Schafott, Danish skafot are from French. As a verb from 1540s.