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Meaning & Definition of Building in English





1. 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"
  • building,
  • edifice

2. The act of constructing something

  • "During the construction we had to take a detour"
  • "His hobby was the building of boats"
  • construction,
  • building

3. The commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones

  • "Their main business is home construction"
  • "Workers in the building trades"
  • construction,
  • building

4. The occupants of a building

  • "The entire building complained about the noise"
  • building

Examples of using

A bomb from the time of World War II has exploded at a building site in Germany, killing at least one person.
A fire broke out on the second floor of the building.
Tom is probably in the building.