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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-buht-muh nt]
    • /əˈbʌt mənt/
    • /əˈbʌtmənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-buht-muh nt]
    • /əˈbʌt mənt/

Definitions of abutment word

  • noun abutment the state or process of abutting 3
  • noun abutment something that abuts 3
  • noun abutment the thing on which something abuts 3
  • noun abutment the point of junction between them 3
  • noun abutment a construction that takes the thrust of an arch or vault or supports the end of a bridge 3
  • noun abutment the act or an instance of abutting 3

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Origin of abutment

First appearance:

before 1635
One of the 43% oldest English words
First recorded in 1635-45; abut + -ment

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Parts of speech for Abutment


abutment popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for abutment

noun abutment

  • support — to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); serve as a foundation for.
  • buttress — Buttresses are supports, usually made of stone or brick, that support a wall.
  • prop — to support, or prevent from falling, with or as if with a prop (often followed by up): to prop an old fence; to prop up an unpopular government.
  • strut — to walk with a vain, pompous bearing, as with head erect and chest thrown out, as if expecting to impress observers.
  • brace — If you brace yourself for something unpleasant or difficult, you prepare yourself for it.

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