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definitions - Building

building (n.)

1.the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

2.a building that is divided into apartments

3.the act of constructing something"during the construction we had to take a detour" "his hobby was the building of boats"

4.the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones"their main business is home construction" "workers in the building trades"

5.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"

6.the occupants of a building"the entire building complained about the noise"

7.someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things

build (n.)

1.constitution of the human body

2.alternative names for the body of a human being"Leonardo studied the human body" "he has a strong physique" "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

build (v.)

1.use as a basis for; found on"base a claim on some observation"

build (v. trans.)

1.develop and grow"Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"

2.form or accumulate steadily"Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly" "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

3.bolster or strengthen"We worked up courage" "build up confidence" "ramp up security in the airports"

4.improve the cleansing action of"build detergents"

5.found or ground"build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"

6.make by combining materials and parts"this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

7.build or establish something abstract"build a reputation"

8.be engaged in building"These architects build in interesting and new styles"

9.give form to, according to a plan"build a modern nation" "build a million-dollar business"

10.order, supervise, or finance the construction of"The government is building new schools in this state"

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BuildingBuild"ing, n.
1. The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.

Hence it is that the building of our Sion rises no faster. Bp. Hall.

2. The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture.

The execution of works of architecture necessarily includes building; but building is frequently employed when the result is not architectural. Hosking.

3. That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc.

Thy sumptuous buildings and thy wife's attire
Have cost a mass of public treasury.

BuildBuild (bĭld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Built (bĭlt); p. pr. & vb. n. Building. The regular imp. & p. p. Builded is antiquated.] [OE. bulden, bilden, AS. byldan to build, fr. bold house; cf. Icel. bōl farm, abode, Dan. bol small farm, OSw. bol, böle, house, dwelling, fr. root of Icel. būa to dwell; akin to E. be, bower, boor. √97.]
1. To erect or construct, as an edifice or fabric of any kind; to form by uniting materials into a regular structure; to fabricate; to make; to raise.

Nor aught availed him now
To have built in heaven high towers.

2. To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.

Who builds his hopes in air of your good looks. Shak.

3. To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; -- frequently with up; as, to build up one's constitution.

I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up. Acts xx. 32.

Syn. -- To erect; construct; raise; found; frame.

BuildBuild (bĭld), v. i.
1. To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.

2. To rest or depend, as on a foundation; to ground one's self or one's hopes or opinions upon something deemed reliable; to rely; as, to build on the opinions or advice of others.

BuildBuild, n. Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship; a great build on a man.

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Farben Building • IBM Building, Johannesburg • IBM Canada Head Office Building • Idaho Building • Imperial Oil Building • Insula (building) • International Building Code • Irish Nationwide Building Society • Irving Trust Building • Jacob K. Javits Federal Building • Joseph Smith Memorial Building • Justice Building • KLI 63 Building • Knowledge building • Liberty Building (Buffalo, New York) • List of building types • Listed building • London and Lancashire Life Building, Montreal • Lucs Building • MacArthur Building in Brisbane • Man Yee Building • Manitoba Legislative Building • Marine Midland Bank Building • Marine Midland Building • Massachusetts School Building Authority • McGraw-Hill Building • Medical College and Hospital Building, Kolkata • Melchers Building • Merchandise Building • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Building • Minerva Building • Molson Bank Building, Montreal • Monadnock Building • Moorhouse (building) • National House Building Council • National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) • National Press Building (Ottawa) • Nestle Canada Building • Network Equipment-Building System • New York Life Insurance Building, Montreal • New York World Building • Occidental Life Building • Old Canadian Bank of Commerce Building, Montreal • Old Executive Office Building • Old Globe and Mail Building • Old Headquarters Building • Old Museum Building, Brisbane • Old Royal Bank Building, Montreal • Old State Library Building, Brisbane • Old Supreme Court Building, Singapore • Old Toronto Star Building • Old Treasury Building • Ontario Legislative Building • Ontario Power Building • Ottawa CBC Building • PNM Building • Panel building • Parliament Building (Quebec) • Passive solar building design • Pellissier Building and Wiltern Theatre • Philipsburgh Building • Portland Exposition Building • Puck Building • Queen Victoria Building • R. H. Coats Building • Rayburn House Office Building • Reichstag building • Royal Bank Building, Toronto • Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry • Royal Insurance Building, Liverpool • Ryerson Theatre School Building • SOKOL Aircraft Building Plant • Sally's School Building (Peanuts) • Schlesinger Building • Scratch building • Second Supreme Court of Canada Building • Ship-building • Simms Building • Smurfit-Stone Building • St. Paul Building • Standard Oil Building • State Law Building • Stone Container Building • Sunken floored building • Sunshine Building • Team building • The Chinese High School Clock Tower Building • The Chrysler Building • The Cohen Building • The Culture of Building • The Egg (building) • The Willis Building • The capital building • Toronto Board of Trade Building • Toronto Harbour Commission Building • Toronto RCMP Building • Trader's Bank Building • Treasury Building, Brisbane • Trust Bank Building • Tsentrosoyuz building • Tung Ying Building • Tygerberg building • UCS Building • Union Oil Company Building • United States Supreme Court Building • Vancouver Building Bylaw • Vehicle Assembly Building • Victoria Building (Ottawa) • Victoria Building, University of Liverpool • Victorian building • W. R. Grace Building • Wainwright Building • Watergate Building • William McBrien Building • Willis Building (Ipswich) • Willis Building (London) • Window (building) • Woolworth Building • Wren Building • Wrigley Building

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analogical dictionary

building (n.)

build (n.)

build (v. tr.)


construction; building[ClasseHyper.]

fabrication; shaping; modelling; devising; fashioning; making[ClasseHyper.]

fabrication; shaping; modelling; devising; fashioning; making[ClasseHyper.]

master builder; structural engineer; architect; designer[Classe]

builder; constructor; building contractor[ClasseHyper.]

responsable de chantier (fr)[Classe]

maker; manufacturer; wright[Classe]






opération de fabrication de la céramique (fr)[DomainRegistre]

opération de fabrication du pain (fr)[DomainRegistre]



beget, bring forth, engender, father, generate, get, mother, sire - creating from raw materials - production - brand, description, form, formality, genre, kind, nature, sort, species, variety - contractor - creator - create[Hyper.]

animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna - devising, fabrication, fashioning, making, modelling, shaping - creature, wight - build, construct, make, put up - create, do, make, run up - create, make, produce, turn out - contrive, devise, excogitate, forge, formulate, invent - create, make - devise, get up, machinate, organise, organize, prepare - make - fashion, forge, model, mold, mould - make - forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work - building, building industry, construction, construction industry, construction work[Dérivé]

build, construct, knock up, set up - construct, fabricate, make, manufacture, produce, turn out - form, shape[Nominalisation]

architectonics, architecture, building[Domaine]



build (v. tr.)






develop, evolve, germinate[Domaine]


build (v. tr.)

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  A building in China
  A building and skybridge in Munich, Germany.
  Example of a religious building: the Great Mosque of Kairouan (also called the Mosque of Uqba), founded in 670, dates in its present state principally from the 9th century. The Great Mosque of Kairouan is located in the city of Kairouan, Tunisia.
  Rivers Towers building under construction. Cúcuta, Colombia.

In architecture, construction, engineering, real estate development and technology the word building may refer to one of the following:

  1. Any human-made structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy, or
  2. An act of construction (i. e. the activity of building, see also builder)

In this article, the first usage is generally intended unless otherwise specified.

Buildings come in a wide amount of shapes and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, to land prices, ground conditions, specific uses and aesthetic reasons.

Buildings serve several needs of society – primarily as shelter from weather and as general living space, to provide privacy, to store belongings and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat (a place of comfort and safety) and the outside (a place that at times may be harsh and harmful).

Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasess of artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become part of the design process of many new buildings.



Building is defined in many aspects as:

  • As a Civil Engineering structures such as a house, worship centre, Factories etc. that has a foundation,wall,roof etc. that protect human being and their properties from direct harsh effect of weather like rain,wind,sun etc.
  • The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.
  • The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture.
  • That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, castle, arena/ stadium, etc.
  • The act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
  • The commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
  • A structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place;[1] "there was a three-storey building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
  • The occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise"

To differentiate buildings in the usage of this article from other buildings and other structures that are not intended for continuous human occupancy, the latter are called non-building structures or simply structures.

Structural height in technical usage is the height to the highest architectural detail on building from street-level. Depending on how they are classified, spires and masts may or may not be included in this height. Spires and masts used as antennas are not generally included.

The definition of a low-rise vs. a high-rise building is a matter of debate, but generally three storeys or less is considered low-rise.[2]


The first shelter on Earth constructed by a relatively close ancestor to humans is believed to be built 500,000 years ago by an early ancestor of humans, Homo erectus.[3]



Residential buildings are called houses/homes, though buildings containing large numbers of separate dwelling units are often called apartment buildings or apartment blocks to differentiate them from the more 'individual' house.

Building types may range from one-room wood-framed, masonry, or adobe dwellings to multi-million dollar high-rise buildings able to house thousands of people. Increasing settlement density in buildings (and closer distances between buildings) is usually a response to high ground prices resulting from many people wanting to live close to work or similar attractors.


  Some of Denver's multi-story buildings.

A multi-story building is a building that has multiple floors above ground in the building.

Multi-story buildings aim to increase the area of the building without increasing the area of the land the building is built on, hence saving land and, in most cases, money (depending on material used and land prices in the area). The building with the most stories is the Burj Khalifa, with 162.


The practice of designing, constructing, and operating buildings is most usually a collective effort of different groups of professionals and trades. Depending on the size, complexity, and purpose of a particular building project, the project team may include:

Regardless of their size or intended use, all buildings in the US must comply with zoning ordinances, building codes and other regulations such as fire codes, life safety codes and related standards.

Vehicles—such as trailers, caravans, ships and passenger aircraft—are treated as "buildings" for life safety purposes.

  Ownership and funding

  Building services

  Physical plant

  The BB&T Building in Macon, Georgia is constructed of aluminum.

Any building requires a certain amount of internal infrastructure to function, which includes such elements like heating / cooling, power and telecommunications, water and wastewater etc. Especially in commercial buildings (such as offices or factories), these can be extremely intricate systems taking up large amounts of space (sometimes located in separate areas or double floors / false ceilings) and constitute a big part of the regular maintenance required.

  Conveying systems

Systems for transport of people within buildings:

Systems for transport of people between interconnected buildings:

  Building damage

  A building in Massueville, Quebec, Canada engulfed by fire.

Buildings may be damaged during the construction of the building or during maintenance. There are several other reasons behind building damage like accident.[4] Buildings also may suffer from fire damage and flooding in special circumstances.

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