HyperDic: building

English > 4 senses of the word building:
NOUNartifactbuilding, edificea structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
actbuilding, constructionthe act of constructing something
actbuilding, constructionthe commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
groupbuildingthe occupants of a building
building > pronunciation
Soundsbih'ldihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > building: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place.
Example"there was a three-story building on the corner"
Synonymedifice
InstancesHouses of ParliamentThe building in which the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet
Independence HallThe building in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed
Partsannex, annexe, extension, wingAn addition that extends a main building
anteroom, antechamber, entrance hall, hall, foyer, lobby, vestibuleA large entrance or reception room or area
corner, quoin(architecture) solid exterior angle of a building
corner, nookAn interior angle formed by two meeting / meeting walls
cornerstoneA stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls
cornerstoneA stone in the exterior of a large and important building
court, courtyardAn area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
crawlspace, crawl spaceLow space beneath a floor of a building
cullisA gutter in a roof
elevator, liftlifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
exterior door, outside doorA doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building
floor, level, storey, storyA structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
foundation stoneA stone laid at a ceremony to mark the founding of a new building
heating system, heating plant, heating, heatutility to warm / warm a building
interior doorA door that closes off rooms within a building
roofA protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
roomAn area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
scantling, studAn upright in house framing
shaftA vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
skeleton, skeletal frame, frame, underframeThe internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
stairway, staircaseA way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
upstairsThe part of a building above the ground floor
wallAn architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness
windowA framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
NarrowerHall of FameA building containing trophies honoring famous people
Roman buildingA building constructed by the ancient Romans
abattoir, butchery, shambles, slaughterhouseA building where animals are butchered
apartment building, apartment houseA building that is divided into apartments
architectureAn architectural product or work
aviary, bird sanctuary, volaryA building where birds are kept
bathhouse, bathing machineA building containing dressing rooms for bathers
bowling alleyA building that contains several alleys for bowling
center, centreA building dedicated to a particular activity
chapterhouseA building attached to a monastery or cathedral
clubhouse, clubA building that is occupied by a social club
dormitory, dorm, residence hall, hall, student residenceA college or university building containing living quarters for students
farm buildingA building on a farm
feedlotA building where livestock are fattened for market
firetrapA building that would be hard to escape from if it were to catch fire
gambling house, gambling den, gambling hell, gaming houseA public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
gazebo, summerhouseA small roofed building affording shade and rest
government buildingA building that houses a branch of government
greenhouse, glasshouseA building with glass walls and roof
hallA large building for meetings / meetings or entertainment
hallA large building used by a college or university for teaching or research
hotelA building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals / meals and other services
hotel-casino, casino-hotelA building that houses both a hotel and a casino
houseA dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
houseA building in which something is sheltered or located
libraryA building that houses a collection of books and other materials
medical building, health facility, healthcare facilitybuilding where medicine is practiced
ministrybuilding where the business of a government department is transacted
morgue, mortuary, dead roomA building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
observatoryA building designed and equipped to observe / observe astronomical phenomena
office building, office blockA building containing offices where work is done
opium denA building where opium is sold and used
outbuildingA building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building
packinghouseA building where foodstuffs are processed and packed
place of worship, house of prayer, house of God, house of worshipAny building where congregations gather for prayer
planetariumA building housing an instrument for projecting the positions of the planets onto a domed ceiling
presbyterybuilding reserved for the officiating clergy
rest houseA building used for shelter / shelter by travelers (especially in areas where there are no hotels)
restaurant, eating house, eating place, eateryA building where people go to eat
rink, skating rinkbuilding that contains a surface for ice skating or roller skating
rotundaA building having a circular plan and a dome
ruinA ruined building
school, schoolhouseA building where young people receive education
shooting galleryA building (usually abandoned) where drug addicts buy and use heroin
signal box, signal towerA building from which signals are sent to control the movements of railway trains
skyscraperA very tall building with many stories
student unionA building on a college campus dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body
tavern, tap houseA building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
telecom hotel, telco buildingA building that houses telecommunications equipment
templeAn edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes
theater, theatre, houseA building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
whorehouse, brothel, bordello, bagnio, house of prostitution, house of ill repute, bawdyhouse, cathouse, sporting houseA building where prostitutes are available
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishcasa, construcción, edificación, edificio, edificios, inmueble
Catalanconstrucció, edifici, immoble
English > building: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of constructing something.
Example "his hobby was the building of boats"
Synonymconstruction
Category offrame, frame upConstruct by fitting or uniting parts together
groinbuild with groins
prefabricate, preassembleTo manufacture sections of (a building) , especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings
raise, erect, rear, set up, put upConstruct, build, or erect
rebuild, reconstructbuild again
refaceProvide with a new facing / facing
wattlebuild of or with wattle
NarrowerbricolageConstruction of something by whatver material are available
crenelation, crenellationThe action of constructing ramparts with gaps / gaps for firing guns or arrows
dry wallingThe activity of building stone walls without mortar
erecting, erectionThe act of building or putting up
fabrication, assemblyThe act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
grading, levelingchanging the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
house-raisingconstruction by a group of neighbors
road constructionThe construction of roads
rusticationThe construction of masonry or brickwork in a rustic manner
shipbuilding, ship buildingThe construction of ships
Broadercreating from raw materialsThe act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it
Spanishconstrucción, edificación
Catalanconstrucció
Verbsbuildmake by combining materials and parts
English > building: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones.
Example "workers in the building trades"
Synonymconstruction
PartsmasonryThe craft of a mason
painting, house paintingThe occupation of a house painter
plumbing, plumberyThe occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
roofingThe craft of a roofer
sheet-metal workThe craft of doing sheet metal work (as in ventilation systems)
shinglingThe laying on of shingles
Narrowerjerry-buildingconstruction of inferior / inferior buildings for a quick profit
Broadercommercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
Spanishconstrucción
Catalanconstrucció
Verbsbuildbe engaged in building
buildorder, supervise, or finance the construction of
English > building: 4 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningThe occupants of a building.
Example"the entire building complained about the noise"
Broadergathering, assemblageA group of persons together in one place

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