Meaning of BUILDING in English

BUILDING

/ ˈbɪldɪŋ; NAmE / noun

1.

[ C ] a structure such as a house or school that has a roof and walls :

tall / old / historic buildings

2.

[ U ] the process and work of building :

the building of the school

There's building work going on next door.

the building trade

building materials / costs / regulations

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SYNONYMS

building

property ♦ premises ♦ complex ♦ structure ♦ block ♦ edifice

These are all words for a structure such as a house, office block or factory that has a roof and four walls

building

a structure such as a house, office block or factory that has a roof and four walls

property

a building or buildings and the surrounding land; land and buildings:

We have a buyer who would like to view the property.

The price of property has risen enormously.

NOTE

This word is often used when talking about buying / selling houses or other buildings and land.

premises

[pl.] the building or buildings and surrounding land that a business owns or uses:

The company is looking for larger premises.

complex

a group of buildings of a similar type together in one place:

a leisure complex

structure

a thing that is made of several parts, especially a building:

The pier is a wooden structure.

block

( BrE ) a tall building that contains flats or offices; a building that forms part of a school, hospital, etc. and is used for a particular purpose:

a block of flats

the school's science block

edifice

( formal ) a large impressive building.

PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS :

(a / an) commercial / industrial / residential building / property / premises / complex / block

an apartment building / complex / block

a/the school building / premises

a holiday property / complex

to build a(n) property / complex / structure / block / edifice

to erect a(n) building / property / complex / structure / block / edifice

to put up a building / property / structure / block

to demolish / pull down a(n) building / property / complex / structure / block / edifice

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.