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.
Noun1.Buildingbuilding - 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"
Synonyms: edifice
2.building - the act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
Synonyms: construction
3.building - the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
Synonyms: construction
4.building - the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise"

BUILDING, estates. An edifice erected by art, and fixed upon or over the soil, composed of stone, brick, marble, wood, or other proper substance, 'Connected together, and designed for use in the position in which it is so fixed. Every building is an accessory to the soil, and is, therefore, real estate: it belongs to the owner of the soil. Cruise, tit. 1, S. 46. Vide 1 Chit. Pr. 148, 171; Salk. 459; Hob. 131; 1 Mete. 258; Broom's Max. 172.

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build in
build on
build up
build upon
-- Building --
building block
building code
building complex
building department
building material
building permit
building site
building society
building supply house
building supply store
built in bed
built-in bed
Built-in Self Test
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