Superstructure : Definition


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Definitions of Superstructure

Pronunciation : Su`per*struc"ture
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. F. superstructure.]
Definition : 1. Any material structure or edifice built on something else; that which is raised on a foundation or basis; esp. (Arch.),

Defn: all that part of a building above the basement. Also used figuratively. You have added to your natural endowments the superstructure of study. Dryden.

2. (Railway Engin.)

Defn: The sleepers, and fastenings, in distinction from the roadbed.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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