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.

  2. edificenoun

    An abstract structure; a school of thought.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Edificenoun

    A fabrick; a building; a structure.

    Etymology: ædificium, Latin.

    My love was like a fair house built on another man’s ground; so that I have lost my edifice by mistaking the place where I erected it. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    He built
    So spacious, and his line stretch’d out so far,
    That man may know he dwells not in his own;
    An edifice too large for him to fill. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    The edifice, where all were met to see him,
    Upon their heads and on his own he pull’d. John Milton, Agon.

    As Tuscan pillars owe their original to this country, the architects always give them a place in edifices raised in Tuscany. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.

    He must be an idiot that cannot discern more strokes of workmanship in the structure of an animal than in the most elegant edifice. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. edifice

    A building, or edifice, is an enclosed structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory (although there's also portable buildings). Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, land prices, ground conditions, specific uses, prestige, and aesthetic reasons. To better understand the term building compare the list of nonbuilding structures. Buildings serve several societal needs – primarily as shelter from weather, security, living space, privacy, to store belongings, and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat (a place of comfort and safety) and the outside (a place that at times may be harsh and harmful). Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasses of much artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become an intentional part of the design process of many new buildings and other structures.

ChatGPT

  1. edifice

    An edifice is a large, complex structure or building, often impressive in scale or design. It can also refer to a complex system of beliefs, concepts, or organization.

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

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

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  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Andre Maurois:

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

  5. 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)

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