English noun: building
|1.||building (artifact) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place|
|Samples||There was a three-story building on the corner.|
It was an imposing edifice.
|Broader (hypernym)||construction, structure|
|Narrower (hyponym)||abattoir, apartment building, apartment house, architecture, aviary, bagnio, bathhouse, bathing machine, bawdyhouse, bird sanctuary, bordello, bowling alley, brothel, butchery, casino-hotel, cathouse, center, centre, chapterhouse, club, clubhouse, dead room, dorm, dormitory, eatery, eating house, eating place, farm building, feedlot, firetrap, gambling den, gambling hell, gambling house, gaming house, gazebo, glasshouse, government building, greenhouse, hall, hall, hall, Hall of Fame, health facility, healthcare facility, hotel, hotel-casino, house, house, house, house of God, house of ill repute, house of prayer, house of prostitution, house of worship, library, medical building, ministry, morgue, mortuary, nursery, observatory, office block, office building, opium den, outbuilding, packinghouse, place of worship, planetarium, presbytery, residence hall, rest house, restaurant, rink, Roman building, rotunda, ruin, school, schoolhouse, shambles, shooting gallery, signal box, signal tower, skating rink, skyscraper, slaughterhouse, sporting house, student residence, student union, summerhouse, tap house, tavern, telco building, telecom hotel, temple, theater, theatre, volary, whorehouse|
|Instance hyponym||Houses of Parliament, Independence Hall|
|Part holonym||annex, annexe, antechamber, anteroom, corner, corner, cornerstone, cornerstone, court, courtyard, crawl space, crawlspace, cullis, elevator, entrance hall, extension, exterior door, floor, foundation stone, foyer, frame, hall, heat, heating, heating plant, heating system, interior door, level, lift, lobby, nook, outside door, quoin, roof, room, scantling, shaft, skeletal frame, skeleton, staircase, stairway, storey, story, stud, underframe, upstairs, vestibule, wall, window, wing|
|2.||building (act) the act of constructing something|
|Samples||During the construction we had to take a detour.|
His hobby was the building of boats.
|Broader (hypernym)||creating from raw materials|
|Narrower (hyponym)||assembly, crenelation, crenellation, dry walling, erecting, erection, fabrication, grading, house-raising, leveling, road construction, rustication, ship building, shipbuilding|
|Domain category members||erect, frame, frame up, groin, preassemble, prefabricate, put up, raise, rear, rebuild, reconstruct, reface, set up, wattle|
|3.||building (act) the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones|
|Samples||Their main business is home construction.|
Workers in the building trades.
|Broader (hypernym)||business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise|
|Part holonym||house painting, masonry, painting, plumbery, plumbing, roofing, sheet-metal work, shingling|
|4.||building (group) the occupants of a building|
|Samples||The entire building complained about the noise.|
|Broader (hypernym)||assemblage, gathering|