Definitions for edificeˈɛd ə fɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ed•i•ficeˈɛd ə fɪs(n.)

  1. a building, esp. a large or imposing one.

    Category: Architecture

  2. any large, complex system or organization.

Origin of edifice:

1350–1400; ME < AF, MF < L aedificium=aedific(āre) to build (see edify ) +-ium -ium1

ed`i•fi′cial-ˈfɪʃ əl(adj.)

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"


  1. edifice(Noun)

    A building; a structure; an architectural fabric, especially an imposing one; a large or fine building, public or private.

  2. edifice(Noun)

    An abstract structure; a school of thought.

  3. Origin: edifice, from edifice, reborrowed from aedificium, derived from aedificare (whence also edify).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edifice(noun)

    a building; a structure; an architectural fabric; -- chiefly applied to elegant houses, and other large buildings; as, a palace, a church, a statehouse

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a building

The new cathedral is a magnificent edifice.

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