What does edifice mean?

Definitions for edificeˈɛd ə fɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word edifice.

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

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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. 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.

  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.

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