Definition of BUILDING

noun : BUILDING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades" ;

  • 4. (

    ) the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise" ;

verb : BUILDING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer" ;

  • 4. (

    ) improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents" ;

  • 5. (

    ) order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state" ;

  • 6. (

    ) give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business" ;

  • 7. (

    ) be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles" ;

  • 8. (

    ) found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation" ;

  • 10. (

    ) develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera" ;


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