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Definition 1: the act of constructing something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where building or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • during the construction we had to take a detour
  • his hobby was the building of boats

Synonyms for building in the sense of this definition

(building is a kind of ...) the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it

(... is a kind of building ) the construction of masonry or brickwork in a rustic manner

(... is a kind of building ) the construction of ships

(... is a kind of building ) the construction of roads

(... is a kind of building ) changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface

(... is a kind of building ) the activity of building stone walls without mortar

(... is a kind of building ) the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)

(... is a kind of building ) construction by a group of neighbors

(... is a kind of building ) the act of building or putting up

(... is a kind of building ) the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows

(... is a kind of building ) construction of something by whatver material are available

(building is the domain which ... is member of) construct, build, or erect

"Raise a barn"

(building is the domain which ... is member of) build with groins

"The ceiling was groined"

(building is the domain which ... is member of) build again

"The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"

(building is the domain which ... is member of) construct by fitting or uniting parts together

(building is the domain which ... is member of) build of or with wattle

(building is the domain which ... is member of) provide with a new facing

"The building was refaced with beautiful stones"

(building is the domain which ... is member of) to 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

Definition 2: the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones - [noun denoting act]

Samples where building or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their main business is home construction
  • workers in the building trades

Synonyms for building in the sense of this definition

(building is a kind of ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

(... is a kind of building ) construction of inferior buildings for a quick profit

(building is a part of ...) the craft of a mason

(building is a part of ...) the occupation of a house painter

"house painting was the only craft he knew"

(building is a part of ...) the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)

(building is a part of ...) the craft of a roofer

(building is a part of ...) the craft of doing sheet metal work (as in ventilation systems)

(building is a part of ...) the laying on of shingles

"shingling is a craft very different from carpentry"

Definition 3: a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where building or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a three-story building on the corner
  • it was an imposing edifice

Synonyms for building in the sense of this definition

(building is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of building ) a building where prostitutes are available

(... is a kind of building ) a building housing an instrument for projecting the positions of the planets onto a domed ceiling

(... is a kind of building ) any building where congregations gather for prayer

(... is a kind of building ) a building where foodstuffs are processed and packed

"they came from an apple packinghouse"

(... is a kind of building ) a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building

(... is a kind of building ) a building where opium is sold and used

(... is a kind of building ) a building containing offices where work is done

(... is a kind of building ) a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena

(... is a kind of building ) a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation

(... is a kind of building ) building where the business of a government ministry is transacted

(... is a kind of building ) building where medicine is practiced

(... is a kind of building ) a building that houses a collection of books and other materials

(... is a kind of building ) a building in which something is sheltered or located

"they had a large carriage house"

(... is a kind of building ) a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families

"he has a house on Cape Cod" "she felt she had to get out of the house"

(... is a kind of building ) a building that houses both a hotel and a casino

(... is a kind of building ) building reserved for the officiating clergy

(... is a kind of building ) a building where people go to eat

(... is a kind of building ) a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented

"the house was full"

(... is a kind of building ) an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes

(... is a kind of building ) a building that houses telecommunications equipment

"the telecom hotels are prime targets for bombing"

(... is a kind of building ) a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks

(... is a kind of building ) a building on a college campus dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body

(... is a kind of building ) a very tall building with many stories

(... is a kind of building ) a building from which signals are sent to control the movements of railway trains

(... is a kind of building ) a building (usually abandoned) where drug addicts buy and use heroin

(... is a kind of building ) a building where young people receive education

"the school was built in 1932" "he walked to school every morning"

(... is a kind of building ) a ruined building

"they explored several Roman ruins"

(... is a kind of building ) a building having a circular plan and a dome

(... is a kind of building ) a building constructed by the ancient Romans

(... is a kind of building ) building that contains a surface for ice skating or roller skating

(... is a kind of building ) a building used for shelter by travelers (especially in areas where there are no hotels)

(... is a kind of building ) a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services

(... is a kind of building ) a building dedicated to a particular activity

"they were raising money to build a new center for research"

(... is a kind of building ) a building on a farm

(... is a kind of building ) a building where animals are butchered

(... is a kind of building ) a college or university building containing living quarters for students

(... is a kind of building ) a building that is divided into apartments

(... is a kind of building ) an architectural product or work

(... is a kind of building ) a building where birds are kept

(... is a kind of building ) a building containing dressing rooms for bathers

(... is a kind of building ) a building that contains several alleys for bowling

(... is a kind of building ) a building that is occupied by a social club

"the clubhouse needed a new roof"

(... is a kind of building ) a building attached to a monastery or cathedral; used as a meeting place for the chapter

(... is a kind of building ) a building where livestock are fattened for market

(... is a kind of building ) a building that would be hard to escape from if it were to catch fire

(... is a kind of building ) a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions

(... is a kind of building ) a building that houses a branch of government

(... is a kind of building ) a large building for meetings or entertainment

(... is a kind of building ) a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research

"halls of learning"

(... is a kind of building ) a small roofed building affording shade and rest

(... is a kind of building ) a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)

(... is a kind of building ) a building containing trophies honoring famous people

(... is an instance of building) the building in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed

(... is an instance of building) the building in which the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet

(building is a part of ...) the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

"the building has a steel skeleton"

(building is a part of ...) a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps

(building is a part of ...) a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air

(building is a part of ...) a large entrance or reception room or area

(building is a part of ...) an addition that extends a main building

(building is a part of ...) a door that closes off rooms within a building

(building is a part of ...) an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure

"the south wall had a small window" "the walls were covered with pictures"

(building is a part of ...) low space beneath a floor of a building; gives workers access to wiring or plumbing

(building is a part of ...) the part of a building above the ground floor

"no one was allowed to see the upstairs"

(building is a part of ...) a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)

(building is a part of ...) a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the founding of a new building

(building is a part of ...) a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

"what level is the office on?"

(building is a part of ...) a doorway that allows entrance to or exit from a building

(building is a part of ...) lifting 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

(building is a part of ...) a gutter in a roof

(building is a part of ...) an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings

"the house was built around an inner court"

(building is a part of ...) a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies

(building is a part of ...) a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls

(building is a part of ...) a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building

(building is a part of ...) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(building is a part of ...) an interior angle formed by two meeting walls

"a piano was in one corner of the room"

(building is a part of ...) (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone

(building is a part of ...) an upright in house framing

(building is a part of ...) utility to warm a building

"the heating system wasn't working" "they have radiant heating"

Definition 4: the occupants of a building - [noun denoting group]

Samples where building or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the entire building complained about the noise

(building is a kind of ...) a group of persons together in one place

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