(Strout) v. i. [See Strut.] To swell; to puff out; to project. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Strout), v. t. To cause to project or swell out; to enlarge affectedly; to strut. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Strove) imp. of Strive.
(Strow) v. t. [imp. Strowed ; p. p. Strown or Strowed.] Same as Strew.
Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooksMilton.
A manner turbid . . . and strown with blemished.M. Arnold.
(Strowl) v. i. To stroll. [Obs.]
(Strown) p. p. of Strow.
(Stroy) v. i. To destroy. [Obs.] Tusser.
Struck jury (Law), a special jury, composed of persons having special knowledge or qualifications,
selected by striking from the panel of jurors a certain number for each party, leaving the number required
by law to try the cause.
(Struck) imp. & p. p. of Strike.
(Struck"en) obs. p. p. of Strike. Shak.
1. Of or pertaining to structure; affecting structure; as, a structural error.
2. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to organit structure; as, a structural element or cell; the structural peculiarities
of an animal or a plant.
Structural formula. (Chem.) See Rational formula, under Formula.
(Struc"ture) n. [L. structura, from struere, structum, to arrange, build, construct; perhaps
akin to E. strew: cf. F. structure. Cf. Construe, Destroy, Instrument, Obstruct.]
1. The act of building; the practice of erecting buildings; construction. [R.]
His son builds on, and never is contentJ. Dryden, Jr.
Till the last farthing is in structure spent.
2. Manner of building; form; make; construction.
Want of insight into the structure and constitution of the terraqueous globe.Woodward.
3. Arrangement of parts, of organs, or of constituent particles, in a substance or body; as, the structure
of a rock or a mineral; the structure of a sentence.
It [basalt] has often a prismatic structure.Dana.
4. (Biol.) Manner of organization; the arrangement of the different tissues or parts of animal and vegetable
organisms; as, organic structure, or the structure of animals and plants; cellular structure.
5. That which is built; a building; esp., a building of some size or magnificence; an edifice.
There stands a structure of majestic frame.Pope.