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"
A building; a structure; an architectural fabric, especially an imposing one; a large or fine building, public or private.
An abstract structure; a school of thought.
Origin: edifice, from edifice, reborrowed from aedificium, derived from aedificare (whence also edify).
a building; a structure; an architectural fabric; -- chiefly applied to elegant houses, and other large buildings; as, a palace, a church, a statehouse
Origin: [L. aedificium, fr. aedificare: cf. F. difice. See Edify.]
The numerical value of edifice in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of edifice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted in the field without becoming part of an edifice. (El Filibusterismo)
True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.
That family glaze of common references, jokes, events, calamities-that sense of a family being like a kitchen midden layer upon layer of the things daily life is made of. The edifice that lovers build is by comparison delicate and one-dimensional.
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