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building (n.)

c. 1300, "a structure;" late 14c., "act or process of constructing;" verbal noun from build (v.). Building-block is 1846 as "one of a set of children's play blocks;" 1849 as "temporary support on which a ship's keel rests while the ship is being constructed;" 1856 as "cinder-block, concrete block, artificial stone block used in building construction." Figurative sense "basic unit from which something is constructed" is by 1955.

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Definitions of building

building (n.)
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
Synonyms: edifice
building (n.)
the act of constructing something;
his hobby was the building of boats
Synonyms: construction
building (n.)
the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones;
workers in the building trades
Synonyms: construction
building (n.)
the occupants of a building;
the entire building complained about the noise
From wordnet.princeton.edu