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This page has 4 definitions of building in English and French. Building is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use building in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English building definition


Etymology 1

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From Middle English byldynge, buyldyng, byldyng, buldynge, buldyng, boldyng, equivalent to build +‎ -ing. Compare also related Middle English bold (edifice, castle, mansion), from Old English bold (building, dwelling, house).


building (countable and uncountable, plural buildings)

  1. (uncountable) The act or process by which something is built; construction.
    Synonym: construction
    The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.
  2. (countable) A closed structure with walls and a roof.
    Synonyms: edifice; see also Thesaurus:building
    My sister lives in that apartment building.
    • 2013 July 19, Mark Tran, “Denied an education by war”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 1:
      One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools [] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English beeldynge, equivalent to build +‎ -ing.



  1. present participle and gerund of build

French building definition


Borrowed from English building.



building m (plural buildings)

  1. tower, skyscraper (tall building)
    Synonyms: gratte-ciel, tour

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