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building

 
Noun building has 4 senses
  1. building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
    --1 is a kind of structure, construction
    --1 has parts:
     annex, annexe, extension, wing; anteroom, antechamber, entrance hall, hall, foyer, lobby, vestibule; corner, quoin; corner, nook; cornerstone; cornerstone; court, courtyard; cullis; elevator, lift; exterior door, outside door; floor, level, storey, story; foundation stone; heating system, heating plant, heating, heat; interior door; roof; room; scantling, stud; shaft; skeleton, skeletal frame, frame, underframe; stairway, staircase, stairs, steps; wall; window; crawlspace, crawl space
    --1 has particulars:
     abattoir, butchery, shambles, slaughterhouse; apartment building, apartment house; architecture; aviary, bird sanctuary, volary; bathhouse, bathing machine; bowling alley; center, centre; chapterhouse; clubhouse, club; dormitory, dorm, residence hall, hall, student residence; farm building; feedlot; firetrap; gambling house, gambling den, gambling hell, gaming house; gazebo, summerhouse; government building; greenhouse, nursery, glasshouse; hall; hall; Hall of Fame; hotel; hotel-casino, casino-hotel; house; house; Independence Hall; library; medical building, health facility, healthcare facility; ministry; morgue, mortuary, dead room; observatory; office building, office block; opium den; outbuilding; packinghouse; place of worship, house of prayer, house of God, house of worship; planetarium; presbytery; restaurant, eating house, eating place; rest house; rink, skating rink; Roman building; rotunda; ruin; school, schoolhouse; shooting gallery; signal box; skyscraper; student union; tavern, tap house; telecom hotel, telco building; temple; theater, theatre, house; whorehouse, brothel, bordello, bagnio, house of prostitution, house of ill repute, bawdyhouse, cathouse, sporting house; Houses of Parliament
  2. construction, building - the act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
    --2 is a kind of creating from raw materials
    --2 has particulars:
     crenelation, crenellation; erecting, erection; house-raising; fabrication, assembly; dry walling; grading, leveling; road construction; shipbuilding; rustication
    Derived form: verb build1
  3. construction, building - the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
    --3 is a kind of commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
    --3 has parts:
     masonry; painting, house painting; plumbing, plumbery; roofing; sheet-metal work; shingling
    --3 has particulars: jerry-building
    Derived forms: verb build5, verb build7
  4. building - the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise"
    --4 is a kind of
    gathering, assemblage
Verb build has 10 senses
  1. construct, build, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
    --1 is one way to make, create
    Derived forms: noun builder2, noun building2
    Sample sentence:
    The men build the bookshelves
  2. build up, work up, build, progress - form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
    --2 is one way to develop
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. build, establish - build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
    --3 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. build - improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"
    --4 is one way to
    better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived form: noun builder1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  5. build - order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state"
    --5 is one way to
    oversee, supervise, superintend, manage
    Derived form: noun building3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. build - give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business"
    --6 is one way to
    develop
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. build - be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
    --7 is one way to
    create
    Derived form: noun building3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  8. build - found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
    --8 is one way to
    establish, base, ground, found
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. build up, work up, build, ramp up - bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"
    --9 is one way to increase
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. build - develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
    --10 is one way to
    intensify, deepen
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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