(Struc"tured) a. (Biol.) Having a definite organic structure; showing differentiation of parts.
The passage from a structureless state to a structured state is itself a vital process.H. Spencer.
(Struc"ture*less) a. Without a definite structure, or arrangement of parts; without organization; devoid
of cells; homogeneous; as, a structureless membrane.
(Struc"tur*ist) n. One who forms structures; a builder; a constructor. [R.]
(Strude) n. A stock of breeding mares. [Written also strode.] [Obs.] Bailey.
(Strug"gle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Struggled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Struggling ] [OE. strogelen; cf.
Icel. strjka to stroke, to beat, to flog, Sw. stryka to stroke, to strike, Dan. stryge, G. straucheln to
stumble. Cf. Stroll.]
1. To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.
2. To use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle
with the waves; to struggle with adversity.
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it [Gettysburg] far above our
power to add or detract.Lincoln.
3. To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress.
'T is wisdom to beware,Dryden.
And better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.
Syn. To strive; contend; labor; endeavor.
1. A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress.
2. Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil. Macaulay.
3. Contest; contention; strife.
An honest might look upon the struggle with indifference.Addison.
Syn. Endeavor; effort; contest; labor; difficulty.