Definitions for buildingˈbɪl dɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

build•ingˈbɪl dɪŋ(n.)

  1. any relatively permanent enclosed structure on a plot of land, having a roof and usu. windows.

    Category: Building Trades, Architecture

  2. anything built or constructed.

  3. the act, business, or practice of constructing houses, office buildings, etc.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. building, edifice(noun)

    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. construction, building(noun)

    the act of constructing something

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

  3. construction, building(noun)

    the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones

    "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"

  4. building(noun)

    the occupants of a building

    "the entire building complained about the noise"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. building(noun)ˈbɪl dɪŋ

    a structure with a roof, walls, etc.

    a 19th century brick building

  2. buildingˈbɪl dɪŋ

    the process of making houses, schools, etc.; = construction

    the building industry; so much building around our neighborhood


  1. building(Noun)

    The act or process of building.

    The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.

  2. building(Noun)

    A closed structure with walls and a roof.

    My sister lives in that apartment building.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Building

    of Build

  2. Building(noun)

    the act of constructing, erecting, or establishing

  3. Building(noun)

    the art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture

  4. Building(noun)

    that which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc


  1. Building

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #596

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Written Corpus Frequency: #679

  3. Nouns Frequency

    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.

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