Definitions for: Edifice


[n] A building, especially one of imposing appearance or size.



Webster (1913) Definition: Ed"i*fice, n. [L. aedificium, fr. aedificare: cf. F.
['e]difice. See Edify.]
A building; a structure; an architectural fabric; -- chiefly
applied to elegant houses, and other large buildings; as, a
palace, a church, a statehouse.

Synonyms: building

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