Masonry Ma"son*ry, n. [F. ma[,c]onnerie.] 1. The art or occupation of a mason. [1913 Webster]

2. The work or performance of a mason; as, good or bad masonry; skillful masonry. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is built by a mason; anything constructed of the materials used by masons, such as stone, brick, tiles, or the like. {Dry masonry} is applied to structures made without mortar. [1913 Webster]

4. The craft, institution, or mysteries of Freemasons; freemasonry. [1913 Webster]

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