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building meaning

EN[ˈbɪldɪŋ] [-ɪldɪŋ]
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  • A building is a man-made structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory.
  • Buildings serve several needs of society – primarily as shelter from weather, security, living space, privacy, to store belongings, and to comfortably live and work.
  • Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasess of artistic expression.
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    Definition of building in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbuildingsSUF-ing
    1. NU The act or process of building.
      1. The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks. ‎
    2. A closed structure with walls and a roof.
      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.
  • Verb
    1. present participle of build.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • To the east the effect of the old buildings looking towards the abbey (see Frontispiece once more) is so fine that little need be done beyond the necessary repair and reharling of these.
        • They are planning to shut down the entire building at the end of the month.
        • Perhaps symbolically, Van Doesburg was building a house of straw: he died within a few months of completion, not in Meudon but in Davos, of a heart attack following a bout of asthma.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Building on the case for tough-mindedness, King identifies the dangers of soft-mindedness. He writes that the soft-minded are prone to embrace all kinds of superstitions.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • A crowd of passers-by was gathering, waiting for the proposee to emerge from her building.
        • Marcia Argust, former head of the Security Design Coalition, stands protected by a jersey barrier— a common blockade around the Capitol building.
        • A survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
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          2. en buildings
          3. fr buildings
          4. en building up
          5. en building on
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          Meaning of building for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "building" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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