structure Definition

  • 1the arrangement or organization of something
  • 2a building or other object constructed from several parts
  • 3the quality of being organized

Using structure: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "structure" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The structure of the essay was well-organized.

  • Example

    The structure of the company is hierarchical.

  • Example

    The structure of the bridge was made of steel beams.

structure Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for structure

Idioms Using structure

  • to make small, insignificant changes when much larger changes are needed


    The company's attempt to improve sales by changing the packaging was like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

  • to reveal or expose something that was previously hidden or secret


    The leaked documents blew the structure of the company's finances wide open.

  • to organize or arrange something based on a particular idea or concept


    The team structured their project around the theme of sustainability.

Phrases with structure

  • the way in which power is distributed within an organization or society


    The power structure of the government was criticized for being too centralized.

  • social structure

    the way in which a society is organized into groups and social relationships


    The social structure of the medieval period was based on a feudal system.

  • the three-dimensional arrangement of atoms in a protein molecule


    The protein structure of the virus was studied to understand its function.


Summary: structure in Brief

The term 'structure' [ˈstrʌk.tʃər] refers to the arrangement or organization of something, such as the structure of an essay or the structure of a company. It can also refer to a building or other object constructed from several parts. 'Structure' extends into phrases like 'social structure,' and idioms like 'blow the structure of something wide open,' denoting the exposure of hidden information.

How do native speakers use this expression?