Arches vs Buttress - What's the difference?
As a proper noun arches
is , a national park in utah.
As a noun buttress is
(architecture) a brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it.
As a verb buttress is
to support something physically with, or as if with, a prop or buttress.
(architecture) A brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it.
Anything that serves to support something; a prop.
(botany) A buttress-root.
(climbing) A feature jutting prominently out from a mountain or rock; a crag, a bluff.
* 2005 , Will Cook, Until Darkness Disappears , page 54:
* 2010 , Tony Howard, Treks and Climbs in Wadi Rum, Jordan , ISBN-13: 9781852842543, page 84:
- All that day they rode into broken land. The prairie with its grass and rolling hills was behind them, and they entered a sparse, dry, rocky country, full of draws and short cañons and ominous buttresses .
(figurative) Anything that supports or strengthens.
- Two short pitches up a chimney-crack are followed by a traverse right to the centre of the buttress .
- the ground pillar and buttress of the good old cause of nonconformity
* flying buttress
To support something physically with, or as if with, a prop or buttress.
To support something or someone by supplying evidence; to corroborate or substantiate.