Meaning of BUILDING in English
[noun] - a structure with walls and a roof such as a house or factory, or the business of making buildingsThe once-empty site was now covered with buildings. [C]It's not a very beautiful building but it's comfortable to be in. [C]He started off in the building trade before opening his own restaurant. [U](figurative) Science and the arts are the building blocks of (= the basic things that make) a good education. [U]A building site is a piece of land on which a house or other building is being built.(UK and ANZ) A building society/(US and ANZ) savings and loan association is a business that lends you money if you want to buy a house or pays you interest on money you invest there.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012