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Building - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Building' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Building [ n.]
- The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.
- The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture.
- That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc.
2 . Building [ p. pr. & vb. n.]
- of Build

Meaning of 'Building' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . building [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the act of constructing something
Example in sentence:
  • during the construction we had to take a detour;
  • his hobby was the building of boats
Meaning (2):
- a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Example in sentence:
  • it was an imposing edifice;
  • there was a three-story building on the corner
Meaning (3):
- the occupants of a building
Example in sentence:
  • the entire building complained about the noise
Meaning (4):
- the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
Example in sentence:
  • their main business is home construction;
  • workers in the building trades