Definition of "building" [build•ing]

  • Something that is built, as for human habitation; a structure. (noun)
  • The act, process, art, or occupation of constructing. (noun)

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Use "building" in a sentence
  • "GROSS: And in "Crying," it just keeps building and building´┐Ż Mr. BURNETT: Yeah."
  • "[41] We who, in many departments, ways, make _the building up of the masses, _ by _building up grand individuals_, our shibboleth: and in brief that is the marrow of this book."
  • "WORDS OF SIMILAR SOUND: canvas (cloth) principle (rule) canvass (all meanings except _cloth_) principal (chief) capitol (a building) stationary (immovable) capital (all meanings except _building_) stationery (articles) counsel (advice or an adviser) miner (a workman) council (a body of persons) minor (under age) complement (a completing element) angel (a spiritual being) compliment (praise) angle (geometrical) 205."