Building - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɪldɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word building
Brit.  |ˈbɪldɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word building
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to build

noun

- a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place(syn: edifice)

there was a three-story building on the corner

- the act of constructing something(syn: construction)

his hobby was the building of boats

- the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones(syn: construction)

workers in the building trades

- the occupants of a building

the entire building complained about the noise

Examples

My office is in that small brick building.

We bought the land for building.

The offices are on the top two floors of the building.

There is a limited supply of land for building.

The enquiry recommended the building of a tunnel.

there was a three-story building on the corner

his hobby was the building of boats

the entire building complained about the noise

The building looks more like a museum than a library.

He was the last one out of the building.

The building is only about 10 years old.

The building was restored at great expense.

A building 100 stories high

The building is in such a sorry state that it's hardly worth fixing.

The long side of the building

Word forms

noun
singular: building
plural: buildings
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