What does scaffolding mean?

Definitions for scaffoldingˈskæf əl dɪŋ, -oʊl-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scaffolding.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scaffolding, staging(noun)

    a system of scaffolds


  1. scaffolding(Noun)

    A temporary modular system of tubes forming a framework used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other large structures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scaffolding(noun)

    a scaffold; a supporting framework; as, the scaffolding of the body

  2. Scaffolding(noun)

    materials for building scaffolds


  1. Scaffolding

    Scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other large structures. It is usually a modular system of metal pipes or tubes, although it can be from other materials. Bamboo is frequently used in Asia.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scaffolding in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scaffolding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ruy Lozano:

    Right now, it looks like more (like) the scaffolding is the real danger.

  2. Eva Telzer:

    We think that parents play an important scaffolding role, helping their children to make more thoughtful decisions.

  3. Azusa Murakami:

    The base is made of scaffolding aluminum, the bubbles are made of water, air and vapor so they disappear and leave no footprint.

  4. Dinh Ninh Dan:

    After 10 more minutes, the scaffolding, which was about 20 meters (65 feet) high, suddenly collapsed. I quickly grabbed an iron bar but fell free, people were screaming, calling for help from the rubble.

  5. Laura Bachrach:

    We’re really worried about this because there’s sort of this critical time between being born and reaching the early 20s when you’re setting up the scaffolding of life (in terms of the geometry and density of the bone), you sort of max out in your early 20s and there is real concern that the lifestyle of young people nowadays versus 40 or 50 years ago is setting people up to be more at risk as adults for not having a very robust bone bank as they age.

Images & Illustrations of scaffolding

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