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building definition

Overview

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

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

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From Middle English bildyng, buildyng, buyldyng, byldyng, bulding, beldyng, equivalent to build +‎ -ing.

Noun

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
    • 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.
    My sister lives in that apartment building.
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Etymology 2

See build

Verb

building

  1. present participle of build

French building definition

Etymology

Borrowed from English building.

Pronunciation

Noun

building m (plural buildings)

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