Meaning of BUILDING in English

BUILDING

noun

1 house, church, school, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , high-rise , huge , large , massive , tall , towering

▪ low , low-rise , single-storey/single-story , small

▪ attractive ( esp. BrE ), beautiful , fine , grand , imposing , impressive , landmark , magnificent

The opera house is one of the city's landmark ~s.

▪ condemned , crumbling , derelict , dilapidated , ramshackle , run-down , tumbledown ( BrE )

▪ abandoned , empty

▪ ancient , historic , old

Both architects specialize in the restoration of historic ~s.

▪ 17th-century , etc.

▪ listed ( BrE )

They were refused planning permission for an extension because it was a Grade II listed ~.

▪ modern

▪ brick , concrete , stone , timber , wooden , etc.

▪ green (= good for the environment)

▪ commercial , industrial , residential

The prices of commercial and residential ~s increased by 13.4%.

▪ civic , municipal , public

▪ federal , government

▪ administration , administrative

▪ apartment ( AmE ), tenement

Housing is limited and most people live in high-rise apartment ~s.

▪ church , factory , farm , headquarters , hospital , museum , office , parliament , prison , school

▪ airport , terminal

▪ campus ( esp. AmE )

▪ dorm , dormitory (both AmE )

▪ downtown ( AmE )

▪ main

▪ entire , whole

▪ existing

▪ new

▪ original

▪ adjacent , nearby , surrounding

VERB + BUILDING

▪ design

▪ build , construct , erect , put up

Several new ~s are now being put up.

▪ complete

▪ demolish , destroy , flatten , gut , knock down , pull down ( BrE ), raze , tear down

The ~ was gutted by fire.

▪ damage

▪ renovate , restore

They're renovating the old farm ~s.

▪ convert

In 2008 the ~ was converted into a house.

▪ evacuate

▪ occupy

▪ lease

BUILDING + VERB

▪ collapse

▪ house sth

▪ sit , stand

a central square, where two ~s stand

2 process/business of building sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ road

▪ brand ( business ), community , coalition , empire , nation , team

BUILDING + NOUN

▪ company , contractor , firm ( esp. BrE ), industry , sector , trade

▪ programme/program , project , scheme ( BrE )

▪ activity , development , work

We're having some ~ work done.

▪ code ( AmE ), controls , regulations

▪ land ( esp. BrE )

▪ site ( esp. BrE ) (usually construction site in AmE )

▪ materials

▪ method , technique

▪ boom

▪ costs

▪ contractor , inspector , worker

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