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Meaning of building by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -ɪldɪŋ
    • Hyphenation: build‧ing

    Etymology 1

    Middle English


    building ( plural: buildings )

    White buildings are beside THE street.
    1. ( uncountable ) The act or process of building .
      The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks .
    2. A closed structure with walls and a roof .
      My sister lives in that apartment building .
    Derived terms

    See also

    • Building on Wikipedia .

    Etymology 2

    See build



    1. Present participle of build .

Explanation of building by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of constructing something

    2. his hobby was the building of boats
    3. the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones

    4. workers in the building trades
    5. a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

    6. there was a three-story building on the corner
    7. the occupants of a building

    8. the entire building complained about the noise