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building

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Middle English

NounEdit

building (plural buildings)

White buildings are beside THE street.
  1. (uncountable) The act or process of building.
    The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.
  2. A closed structure with walls and a roof.
    • 2013 July 19, Mark Tran, “Denied an education by war”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 1: 
      One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools [] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
    My sister lives in that apartment building.
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Etymology 2Edit

See build

VerbEdit

building

  1. Present participle of build.