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Webster 1913 Edition


Building

Build′ing

,
Noun.
1.
The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.
Hence it is that the
building
of our Sion rises no faster.
Bp. Hall.
2.
The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture.
The execution of works of architecture necessarily includes
building
; but
building
is frequently employed when the result is not architectural.
Hosking.
3.
That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc.
Thy sumptuous
buildings
and thy wife’s attire
Have cost a mass of public treasury.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Building

BUILD'ING

,
ppr.
bild'ing. Framing and erecting; resting on.

BUILD'ING

,
Noun.
bild'ing. A fabric or edifice constructed for use or convenience, as a house,a church, a shop, &c.

Definition 2023


building

building

English

Noun

building (plural buildings)

white buildings in Leipzig
  1. (uncountable) The act or process of building.
    The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.
  2. A closed structure with walls and a roof.
    • 2013 July 19, Mark Tran, Denied an education by war”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 1:
      One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools [] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
    My sister lives in that apartment building.
Synonyms
  • (act or process of building): construction
  • (closed structure with walls and a roof): edifice
  • See also Wikisaurus:building
Derived terms
Translations

See also

Etymology 2

See build

Verb

building

  1. present participle of build

French

Noun

building m (plural buildings)

  1. tower, skyscraper (tall building)