[ noun ] 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" "it was an imposing edifice"
Used in print(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
This is true because of savings in utility lines and the fact that your buildings have a useful radius equal in all directions .
- Some areas may already have been improved and contain buildings , roads , utilities , cleared land , etcetera which may raise the cost of the site .(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
The controversy of the last few years over whether architects or interior_designers should plan the interiors of modern buildings has brought clearly into focus one important difference_of_opinion .
The architects do not believe that the education of the interior_designer is sufficiently good or sufficiently extended to compare with that of the architect and that , therefore , the interior_designer is incapable of understanding the architectural principles involved in planning the interior of a building .
It is possible , of_course , to work_on extant or projected buildings where either architect or owner will explain their necessities so_that the student may get `` the feel '' of real interior_design demands .
structure house school house hotel theater restaurant center feedlot apartment_building dormitory architecture ruin tavern whorehouse Pentagon clubhouse gambling_house greenhouse skyscraper Hall_of_Fame temple ministry packinghouse farm_building aviary morgue gazebo bakery hall hall airdock Statehouse student_union bathhouse independence_hall hotel-casino town_hall bowling_alley courthouse telco_building signal_box medical_building government_building diplomatic_building office_building observatory opium_den outbuilding chancellery library planetarium place_of_worship chapterhouse presbytery rest_house rink firetrap abattoir Roman_building houses_of_parliament rotunda shooting_gallery room wall window roof stairway floor corner anteroom court elevator exterior_door shaft skeleton scantling heating_system cornerstone crawl_space skeleton interior_door cullis cornerstone foundation_stone corner annex
[ noun ] the act of constructing or building something
"during the construction we had to take a detour" "his hobby was the building of boats"
Used in print(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
However , the building of freeways and garages cannot continue forever .
[ adjective ] increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree
"`up' is an augmentative word in `hurry up'"
Used in print(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
Will you be out in the market_place with some of these sales building new products ?(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
You might say we are in the nation building business '' .
[ noun ] (business) the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings
"their main business is home construction" "workers in the building trades"
Used in print(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)
To_be_sure , in tool-and-die_work and in the building trades , the first job must be often on an apprentice basis , but two years of halftime vocational training enables the young man thus to anticipate one year of apprentice status .
[ noun ] the occupants of a building
"the entire building complained about the noise"