Definitions for: Building

[n] the act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
[n] the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
[n] the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise"
[adj] increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree; "muscle-building exercises"

Webster (1913) Definition: Build"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

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

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. --Shak.

Synonyms: augmentative, augmenting, construction, edifice, increasing

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