Definitions for buildingˈbɪl dɪŋ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word building
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any relatively permanent enclosed structure on a plot of land, having a roof and usu. windows.
Category: Building Trades, Architecture
anything built or constructed.
the act, business, or practice of constructing houses, office buildings, etc.
Origin of building:
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"
the act of constructing something
"during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
"their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
the occupants of a building
"the entire building complained about the noise"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a structure with a roof, walls, etc.
a 19th century brick building
the process of making houses, schools, etc.; = construction
the building industry; so much building around our neighborhood
The act or process of building.
The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.
A closed structure with walls and a roof.
My sister lives in that apartment building.
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
In architecture, construction, engineering, real estate development and technology the term building refers to one of the following: ⁕Any human-made structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy, or ⁕An act of construction In this article, the first usage is generally intended unless otherwise specified. Buildings come in a wide amount of shapes and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, to land prices, ground conditions, specific uses and aesthetic reasons. Buildings serve several needs of society – primarily as shelter from weather and as general living space, to provide privacy, to store belongings and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat and the outside. Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasess of artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become part of the design process of many new buildings.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #596
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Written Corpus Frequency: #679
Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Nouns Frequency: #142
Translations for building
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the art or business of putting up (houses etc) (also adjective)
a building contractor.
- construçãoPortuguese (BR)
- stavitelství; stavebníCzech
- das Bauwesen; Bau-...German
- χτίσιμο, οικοδόμησηGreek
- ehitamine, ehitus-Estonian
- ساختمان سازیFarsi
- (de) constructionFrench
- seni membangunIndonesian
- bangunan kontraktorMalay
- bouw; bouw-Dutch
- ساختمان سازیPersian
- ماڼی جوړونهPashto
- (de) construcţiiRomanian
- staviteľský; stavebnýSlovak
- gradnja, gradbeniSlovenian
- 建築業，建築技術Chinese (Trad.)
- будування, будівництвоUkrainian
- نیو ڈالنا ، بنیاد ڈالناUrdu
- nghề xây dựngVietnamese
- 建筑业，建筑技术Chinese (Simp.)
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