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|Noun||1.||building material - material used for constructing buildings|
brick - rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
building block - a block of material used in construction work
stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
bricks and mortar - building material consisting of bricks laid with mortar between them
cement - a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar
concrete - a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
covering material - a material used by builders to cover surfaces
flooring - building material used in laying floors
gunite - a mixture of cement and sand and water that is sprayed on a surface under pneumatic pressure
insulant, insulating material, insulation - a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
lath and plaster - a building material consisting of thin strips of wood that provide a foundation for a coat of plaster
mortar - used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall
roofing material - building material used in constructing roofs
siding - material applied to the outside of a building to make it weatherproof
staff - building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration
sticks and stone - a general term for building materials
wattle and daub - building material consisting of interwoven rods and twigs covered with clay
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