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English noun: building

1. building (artifact) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place


SamplesThere was a three-story building on the corner.
It was an imposing edifice.


Synonymsedifice


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 hyponymHouses of Parliament, Independence Hall


Part holonymannex, 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


SamplesDuring the construction we had to take a detour.
His hobby was the building of boats.


Synonymsconstruction


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 memberserect, 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


SamplesTheir main business is home construction.
Workers in the building trades.


Synonymsconstruction


Broader (hypernym)business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise


Narrower (hyponym)jerry-building


Part holonymhouse painting, masonry, painting, plumbery, plumbing, roofing, sheet-metal work, shingling

4. building (group) the occupants of a building


SamplesThe entire building complained about the noise.


Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering









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