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build·ing

 (bĭl′dĭng)
n.
1. Something that is built, as for human habitation; a structure.
2. The act, process, art, or occupation of constructing.

building

(ˈbɪldɪŋ)
n
1. (Building) something built with a roof and walls, such as a house or factory
2. (Building) the act, business, occupation, or art of building houses, boats, etc

build•ing

(ˈbɪl dɪŋ)

n.
1. any relatively permanent enclosed structure on a plot of land, having a roof and usu. windows.
2. anything built or constructed.
3. the act, business, or practice of constructing houses, office buildings, etc.
[1250–1300]
build′ing•less, adj.

Building

 a flock of rooks, 1470 [from their nesting habits].
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.building - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one placebuilding - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
abattoir, butchery, slaughterhouse, shambles - a building where animals are butchered
annex, annexe, wing, extension - an addition that extends a main building
antechamber, anteroom, entrance hall, foyer, lobby, vestibule, hall - a large entrance or reception room or area
apartment building, apartment house - a building that is divided into apartments
architecture - an architectural product or work
aviary, bird sanctuary, volary - a building where birds are kept
bathhouse, bathing machine - a building containing dressing rooms for bathers
bowling alley - a building that contains several alleys for bowling
center, centre - a building dedicated to a particular activity; "they were raising money to build a new center for research"
chapterhouse - a building attached to a monastery or cathedral; used as a meeting place for the chapter
clubhouse, club - a building that is occupied by a social club; "the clubhouse needed a new roof"
quoin, corner - (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone
nook, corner - an interior angle formed by two meeting walls; "a piano was in one corner of the room"
cornerstone - a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls
cornerstone - a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies
courtyard, court - an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; "the house was built around an inner court"
cullis - a gutter in a roof
dorm, dormitory, residence hall, student residence, hall - a college or university building containing living quarters for students
elevator, lift - lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
exterior door, outside door - a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
farm building - a building on a farm
feedlot - a building where livestock are fattened for market
firetrap - a building that would be hard to escape from if it were to catch fire
storey, floor, story, level - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"
foundation stone - a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the founding of a new building
gambling den, gambling hell, gambling house, gaming house - a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
gazebo, summerhouse - a small roofed building affording shade and rest
government building - a building that houses a branch of government
glasshouse, greenhouse, nursery - a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
hall - a large building for meetings or entertainment
hall - a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research; "halls of learning"
Hall of Fame - a building containing trophies honoring famous people
heating plant, heating system, heating, heat - utility to warm a building; "the heating system wasn't working"; "they have radiant heating"
hotel - a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
casino-hotel, hotel-casino - a building that houses both a hotel and a casino
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
house - a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house"
interior door - a door that closes off rooms within a building
library - a building that houses a collection of books and other materials
health facility, healthcare facility, medical building - building where medicine is practiced
ministry - building where the business of a government department is transacted
dead room, morgue, mortuary - a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
observatory - a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena
2.building - the act of constructing somethingbuilding - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
creating from raw materials - the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it
crenelation, crenellation - the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
erecting, erection - the act of building or putting up
house-raising - construction by a group of neighbors
assembly, fabrication - the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
dry walling - the activity of building stone walls without mortar
leveling, grading - changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
road construction - the construction of roads
ship building, shipbuilding - the construction of ships
rustication - the construction of masonry or brickwork in a rustic manner
reface - provide with a new facing; "The building was refaced with beautiful stones"
wattle - build of or with wattle
frame up, frame - construct by fitting or uniting parts together
rebuild, reconstruct - build again; "The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"
groin - build with groins; "The ceiling was groined"
erect, put up, set up, rear, raise - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
preassemble, prefabricate - to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings
3.building - the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
masonry - the craft of a mason
house painting, painting - the occupation of a house painter; "house painting was the only craft he knew"
plumbery, plumbing - the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
roofing - the craft of a roofer
sheet-metal work - the craft of doing sheet metal work (as in ventilation systems)
shingling - the laying on of shingles; "shingling is a craft very different from carpentry"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
jerry-building - construction of inferior buildings for a quick profit
4.building - the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place

building

noun structure, house, construction, dwelling, erection, edifice, domicile, pile They were on the upper floor of the building.

Buildings and monuments

Admiralty House, Althorp House, Alhambra, Angel of the North, Arc de Triomphe, Barbican, Beehive, Big Ben, Blenheim Palace, Buckingham Palace, Cenotaph, Charminar, Cleopatra's Needle, Crystal Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Eiffel Tower, Elysées Palace, Empire State Building, Forbidden City, Hampton Court Palace, Hermitage, Holyroodhouse, Houses of Parliament, Kaaba, Kensington Palace, Knossos, Kremlin, Lambeth Palace, Lateran, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Longleat House, Louvre, Masada, Mansion House, Monument, Nelson's Column, Pentagon, Saint James's Palace, Scone Palace, Taj Mahal, Tower of London, Vatican, Palace of Versailles, Westminster Abbey, White House

building

noun
A usually permanent construction, such as a house or store:
Translations
بناءبِناءبِنَاءدارمبنى
budovastavbastavebnístavitelství
bygning
ehitamahoone
rakennus
zgradagradnjaizgradnjazdanje
építés
bygging
建物
건물
aedificium
clădire
stavebníctvo
zgradbagradnja
byggnadhusbygge
ตึก อาคาร
yapıbinainşaatçılık
عمارت
toà nhàtòa nhà

building

[ˈbɪldɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= house, office etc) → edificio m; (at exhibition) → pabellón m
2. (= activity) → construcción f
B. CPD building block N (= toy) → bloque m de construcción (fig) → elemento m esencial, componente m básico
building contractor Ncontratista mf de construcciones
the building industry Nla industria de la construcción
building land Ntierra f para construcción, terrenos mpl edificables
building lot Nsolar m (para construcción)
building materials NPLmaterial msing de construcción
building permit Npermiso m de obras
building plot N = building lot building site Nobra f
building society N (Brit) → sociedad f de crédito hipotecario
the building trade Nla industria de la construcción
building worker Nobrero/a m/f or trabajador(a) m/f de la construcción
building works NPLobras fpl de construcción

building

[ˈbɪldɪŋ] n
(= process) → construction f
(= structure) → bâtiment m
a huge building → un édifice imposant
(= block) (residential, offices)immeuble mbuilding block n
(fig) (= constituent) → composante f
building block (to play with)cube mbuilding contractor nentrepreneur m (en bâtiment)building industry nbâtiment m, industrie f du bâtimentbuilding site nchantier m (de construction)building society n (British)société f de crédit immobilierbuilding trade n (= sector) → l'industrie f du bâtiment
to work in the building trade [bricklayer, labourer] → travailler dans le bâtimentbuilding worker nouvrier/ière m/f du bâtimentbuild-up [ˈbɪldʌp] n
[gas, pressure, toxins] → accumulation f; [weapons, troops] → rassemblement m
(= preparatory period) → période f de préparation
in the build-up to sth → pendant la période précédant qch, pendant les préparatifs de qch

building

n
Gebäude nt; (usually big or in some way special also) → Bau m; it’s the next building but onedas ist zwei Häuser weiter; the buildings in the old towndie Häuser or Gebäude in der Altstadt
(= act of constructing)Bau m, → Bauen nt; (of new nation etc)Aufbau m

building

:
building block
n (in toy set) → Bauklotz m; (fig)Baustein m
building contractor
nBauunternehmer m; buildingsBauunternehmen nt
building costs
plBaukosten pl
building estimate
nBaukosten(vor)anschlag m
building firm
nBaufirma f
building freeze
nBaustopp m
building industry
nBauindustrie f
building land
nBauland nt
building materials
plBaumaterial nt, → Baustoffe pl
building site
nBaustelle f
building society
n (Brit) → Bausparkasse f
building trade
nBaugewerbe nt
building worker
nBauarbeiter m

building

[ˈbɪldɪŋ] n
a. (place) → costruzione f, edificio; (block) → palazzo
b. (no pl, activity) → costruzione f

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.

building

بِنَاء budova bygning Gebäude κτήριο edificio rakennus bâtiment zgrada edificio 建物 건물 gebouw bygning budynek edifício, prédio здание byggnad ตึก อาคาร yapı tòa nhà 建筑物
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I merely wish to say, that as a slight token of my gratitude for the honor done me, and as a means of promoting friendly relations between adjoining nations, I have set up a post office in the hedge in the lower corner of the garden, a fine, spacious building with padlocks on the doors and every convenience for the mails, also the females, if I may be allowed the expression.
The car- penter, who had been a soldier in the Civil War, came into the writer's room and sat down to talk of building a platform for the purpose of raising the bed.
If we find carved stones, the remains of ancient pottery and weapons, parts of buildings or building stones, we shall know we are on the right track," was the answer.
When the neighbours were there building the new house, they saw her do this, and the story got abroad that the Shimerdas kept their food in their featherbeds.
He stopped before the door of his own cottage, which was the fourth one from the main building and next to the last.
This rude and neglected building was one of those deserted works, which, having been thrown up on an emergency, had been abandoned with the disappearance of danger, and was now quietly crumbling in the solitude of the forest, neglected and nearly forgotten, like the circumstances which had caused it to be reared.
And Isaacs & Sons were delighted at the great man's pleasantry, and afterward repeated it many times, calling upon each other to bear witness, and Spear felt as though some one had given him a new backbone, and Andrews, who was guiding Thorndike out of the building, was thinking to himself what a great confidence man had been lost when Thorndike became a banker.
We were busily employed in building this fort, until the fourteenth day of June following, without any farther opposition from the Indians; and having finished the works, I returned to my family, on Clench.
The little group of loungers before the building had suddenly disappeared.
On either side extended a ruinous wooden fence of open lattice-work, through which could be seen a grassy yard, and, especially in the angles of the building, an enormous fertility of burdocks, with leaves, it is hardly an exaggeration to say, two or three feet long.
With many variations, suggested by the nature of his building materials, diversity of climate, and a different mode of social life, Governor Bellingham had planned his new habitation after the residences of gentlemen of fair estate in his native land.
His schoolhouse was a low building of one large room, rudely constructed of logs; the windows partly glazed, and partly patched with leaves of old copybooks.

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