Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: scaffold
IPA transcription: [sk'æfəld]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: scaffold
    Meaning: a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: scaffold
    Meaning: provide with a scaffold for support; "scaffold the building before painting it"
Usage examples
  • From the question of the scaffold to the question of war, their works embraced everything.
  • Did she not tempt the scaffold by the very fact of going thither to take a prominent place?
  • Then, when the lad obeyed, it was easy enough, with a blow of a hammer, to knock the scaffold from its fastenings.
  • He was busy consoling a monarch for the loss of his throne, and preparing himself and his royal patron for the scaffold.
  • "It seems to me rather, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "that thou wouldst mount a scaffold in order to see the bulls without danger."
  • On the morning of April 28th, 1881, Sheriff Garrett prepared to leave for White Oaks, thirty-five miles north, to have a scaffold made to hang the "Kid" on.
  • One morning when the two were putting up an ornament on the outer wall of Athena's temple, Daedalus bade his nephew go out on a narrow scaffold which hung high over the edge of the rocky cliff whereon the temple stood.
  • From crime to crime he sank lower and lower until it is only the mercy of God which has snatched him from the scaffold; but to me, sir, he was always the little curly-headed boy that I had nursed and played with as an elder sister would.
  • If I believe that Charles I died on the scaffold, I believe truly, not because of any intrinsic quality of my belief, which could be discovered by merely examining the belief, but because of an historical event which happened two and a half centuries ago.
  • "'Tis true, madame," answered he, "that my father was a Girondin, but he was not among the number of those who voted for the king's death; he was an equal sufferer with yourself during the Reign of Terror, and had well-nigh lost his head on the same scaffold on which your father perished."