Definition of Building

1. Noun. A structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place. "It was an imposing edifice"

Exact synonyms: Edifice
Specialized synonyms: Abattoir, Butchery, Shambles, Slaughterhouse, Apartment Building, Apartment House, Architecture, Aviary, Bird Sanctuary, Volary, Bathhouse, Bathing Machine, Bowling Alley, Center, Centre, Chapterhouse, Club, Clubhouse, Dorm, Dormitory, Hall, Residence Hall, Student Residence, Farm Building, Feedlot, Firetrap, Gambling Den, Gambling Hell, Gambling House, Gaming House, Gazebo, Summerhouse, Government Building, Glasshouse, Greenhouse, Nursery, Hall, Hall, Hall Of Fame, Hotel, Casino-hotel, Hotel-casino, House, House, Library, Health Facility, Healthcare Facility, Medical Building, Ministry, Dead Room, Morgue, Mortuary, Observatory, Office Block, Office Building, Opium Den, Outbuilding, Packinghouse, House Of God, House Of Prayer, House Of Worship, Place Of Worship, Planetarium, Presbytery, Eatery, Eating House, Eating Place, Restaurant, Rest House, Rink, Skating Rink, Roman Building, Rotunda, Ruin, School, Schoolhouse, Shooting Gallery, Signal Box, Signal Tower, Skyscraper, Student Union, Tap House, Tavern, Telco Building, Telecom Hotel, Temple, House, Theater, Theatre, Bagnio, Bawdyhouse, Bordello, Brothel, Cathouse, House Of Ill Repute, House Of Prostitution, Sporting House, Whorehouse
Terms within: Annex, Annexe, Extension, Wing, Antechamber, Anteroom, Entrance Hall, Foyer, Hall, Lobby, Vestibule, Corner, Quoin, Corner, Nook, Cornerstone, Cornerstone, Court, Courtyard, Cullis, Elevator, Lift, Exterior Door, Outside Door, Floor, Level, Storey, Story, Foundation Stone, Heat, Heating, Heating Plant, Heating System, Interior Door, Roof, Room, Scantling, Stud, Shaft, Frame, Skeletal Frame, Skeleton, Underframe, Staircase, Stairway, Upstairs, Wall, Window, Crawl Space, Crawlspace
Specialized synonyms: Independence Hall, Houses Of Parliament
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure

2. Noun. The act of constructing something. "His hobby was the building of boats"

3. Noun. The commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones. "Workers in the building trades"
Exact synonyms: Construction
Terms within: Masonry, House Painting, Painting, Plumbery, Plumbing, Roofing, Sheet-metal Work, Shingling
Generic synonyms: Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Specialized synonyms: Jerry-building
Derivative terms: Build, Build

4. Noun. The occupants of a building. "The entire building complained about the noise"
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering

Definition of Building

1. n. The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.

Definition of Building

1. Noun. The act or process of building. ¹

2. Noun. A closed structure with walls and a roof. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of build) ¹

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Definition of Building

1. something that is built [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Building

build upon
builder's bum
builder's cleavage
builder's tea
builders' tea
building (current term)
building block
building blocks
building code
building codes
building complex
building department
building material
building on
building permit
building site
building sites
building societies
building society
building supply house

Literary usage of Building

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by National Electric Light Association (1911)
"It would be impossible to answer this question correctly without knowing at great length all the conditions surrounding the building, in the way of glass ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"The entire space of the building will be divided almost equally between the ... The building will be 235 feet long and 75 feet wide in its widest part. ..."

3. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1906)
"ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF building STONE. A stone, in order to be available for building purposes, must exist in quantity, be readily and cheaply quarried, ..."

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