General English

General Science

  • noun a whole or a system that is made of different parts
  • noun the different parts that make up a whole, or the arrangement of parts
  • verb to organise or arrange something in a systematic way


  • verb to arrange in a specific way


  • verb to organise or to arrange in a certain way


  • A combination of units fabricated and interconnected in accordance with a design and intended to support vertical and horizontal loads.


  • The manner in which something consisting of multiple parts or components is put together or organized. Examples include data structures and network structures.

Information & Library Science

  • noun an underlying plan which gives form to a system or activity
  • verb to organise or construct something according to an efficient or logical system


  • noun the way in which an organ or muscle is formed

Real Estate

  • noun a building, bridge, framework or other large object that has been put together from many different parts


  • the way in which a wine is built up from different elements such as acid level, tannin, alcohol, fruitiness and body. All wines have structure, but it is not always well-built, so the term is usually used with another descriptor, as in ‘good structure’.

Origin & History of “structure”

Structure comes via Old French structure from Latin structūra, a noun derived from the past participle of struere ‘build’. other English words from the same source are construct, construe, destroy, destruction, instruct, and obstruct (17th c.).