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building

EN[ˈbɪldɪŋ] [-ɪldɪŋ]
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  • 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.
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    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
        • Smoking in this building is not allowed, so I always step outside to light up.
        • Three buildings in the World Trade Center Complex collapsed due to structural failure on the day of the attack.
        • They are planning to shut down the entire building at the end of the month.
      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 old shop nestled between the newer apartment buildings.
        • 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.
        • They downsized the division by offering attractive early-retirement packages and selling off an office building.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
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          1. fr building
          2. fr buildings
          3. en buildings
          4. en building up
          5. en building on
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          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.
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