What does edifice mean?

Definitions for edifice
ˈɛd ə fɪsed·i·fice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. building, edificenoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. edificenoun

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

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

  2. edificenoun

    An abstract structure; a school of thought.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edificenoun

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

    Etymology: [L. aedificium, fr. aedificare: cf. F. difice. See Edify.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of edifice in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of edifice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of edifice in a Sentence

  1. Andre Maurois:

    A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.

  2. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    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)

  3. Curtis Sliwa:

    This is signage that is evident almost everywhere across the State of New York, where the state has any kind of facility, park -- any kind of edifice, any kind of building, let this be the first of many changes to come for the incoming governor, lieutenant governor now, Kathy Hochul.

  4. Laurie E. Colwin:

    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.

  5. Martin Luther King:

    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.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. nitrile
    • B. ternion
    • C. encumbrance
    • D. contempt

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