building society

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building society

n. Chiefly British
A savings and loan association.

building society

n
(Banking & Finance) (in the UK) a cooperative organization that accepts deposits of money from savers and uses them to make loans, secured by mortgages, to house buyers. Since 1986 they have been empowered to offer banking services

building society

savings and loan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.building society - British equivalent of United States savings and loan association
savings and loan, savings and loan association - a thrift institution that is required by law to make a certain percentage of its loans as home mortgages
Translations
جَمْعِيَّةُ بِناء أو شِراء مَساكِن
stavební spořitelna
kreditforening
lakásépítõ szövetkezet
fjármögnunarfélag fasteigna
stavebná spoločnosť
yapı kredi kooperatifiyapı kredi kurumu

building society

n (Brit) → istituto di credito immobiliare

build

(bild) past tense, past participle built (-t) verb
to form or construct from parts. build a house/railway/bookcase.
noun
physical form. a man of heavy build.
ˈbuilder noun
a person who builds houses etc. The builder who built our house has gone bankrupt.
ˈbuilding noun
1. the art or business of putting up (houses etc) (also adjective). a building contractor.
2. anything built. The new supermarket is a very ugly building.
ˈbuilding society
a business firm that lends money for building or buying houses.
ˌbuilt-ˈin adjective
forming a permanent part of the building etc. Built-in cupboards save space.
ˌbuilt-ˈup adjective
covered with houses etc. a built-up area.
build up
1. to increase (the size or extent of). The traffic begins to build up around five o'clock.
2. to strengthen gradually (a business, one's health, reputation etc). His father built up that grocery business from nothing.