DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

building meaning

EN[ˈbɪldɪŋ] [-ɪldɪŋ]
US UK
WBuilding
  • A building is a man-made structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory.
  • Buildings serve several needs of society – primarily as shelter from weather, security, living space, privacy, to store belongings, and to comfortably live and work.
  • Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasess of artistic expression.
FR building
building
building

    Definition of building in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbuildingsSUF-ing
    1. NU The act or process of building.
      1. The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks. ‎
    2. A closed structure with walls and a roof.
      1. One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools [ …] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
  • Verb
    1. present participle of build.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Maze prison in Northern Ireland will see hundreds of acres of buildings bulldozered before crucial historical research has been carried out.
        • Three buildings in the World Trade Center Complex collapsed due to structural failure on the day of the attack.
        • After the end of the grand construction phase of Stonehenge, around 2400 B.C., the monument was altered, but the era of megamonument building was over.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Building on the case for tough-mindedness, King identifies the dangers of soft-mindedness. He writes that the soft-minded are prone to embrace all kinds of superstitions.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • The soylent steaks were sitting like lead in his stomach and twice he had to go back to the dark and miserable toilet in the rear of the building.
        • The old shop nestled between the newer apartment buildings.
        • A crowd of passers-by was gathering, waiting for the proposee to emerge from her building.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
          Related Links:
          1. fr building
          2. fr buildings
          3. en buildings
          4. en building up
          5. en building on
          Source: Wiktionary
           0 0

          Meaning of building for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "building" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
          Difficultness: Level 1
          12345678910
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 9
          12345678910
          Definite    ➨     Versatile
          0.945