stilted


stilted [ STIL-tid ]
 adjective, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (adj.) (architecture) having an arch begin at a distance above an impost
2. (adj.) stiff, formal or pompously dignified
3. (tr.v.) to raise or elevate on stilts
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The stilted platform was termed dangerous.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 For centuries the seminomadic Moken people have lived as hunter-gatherers, dwelling on boats or stilted dwellings along the coasts of Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand. 

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