(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): edifice

Definition categories: man–made, construction, structure

2. the act of constructing something

- his hobby was the building of boats

Similar word(s): construction

Definition categories: act

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

- workers in the building trades

Similar word(s): construction

Definition categories: act, business

4. the occupants of a building

- the entire building complained about the noise

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

Sentences with building as a noun:

- The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.

- My sister lives in that apartment building.


1. present participle of build