Definitions of building

  1. increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree; "muscle-building exercises" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. rising progressively; "the building suspense"; "the heightening drama" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. of Build The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The act of constructing, raising, or establishing; a structure put up for use or convenience, as a house, a church, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. The art of erecting houses, etc.: anything built: a house. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Anything built; a house; edifice. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. That which is built; an edifice; the art of building. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The art of raising fabrics; an edifice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. An edifice; a fixed structure-as a house, a church. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. among the Jews was suited to the climate and conditions of the country. They probably adopted the kind of architecture for their dwellings which they found already existing when they entered Canaan ( Deuteronomy 6:10 ; Numbers 13:19 ). Phoenician artists ( 2 Samuel 5:11 ; 1 Kings 5:6 1 Kings 5:18 ) assisted at the erection of the royal palace and the temple at Jerusalem. Foreigners also assisted at the restoration of the temple after the Exile ( Ezra 3:7 ). In Genesis 11:3 Genesis 11:9 , we have the first recorded instance of the erection of buildings. The cities of the plain of Shinar were founded by the descendants of Shem ( Genesis 10:11 Genesis 10:12 Genesis 10:22 ). The Israelites were by occupation shepherds and dwellers in tents ( Genesis 47:3 ); but from the time of their entering Canaan they became dwellers in towns, and in houses built of the native limestone of Palestine. Much building was carried on in Solomon's time. Besides the buildings he completed at Jerusalem, he also built Baalath and Tadmor ( 1 Kings 9:15 1 Kings 9:24 ). Many of the kings of Israel and Judah were engaged in erecting various buildings. Herod and his sons and successors restored the temple, and built fortifications and other structures of great magnificence in Jerusalem ( Luke 21:5 ). The instruments used in building are mentioned as the plumb-line ( Amos 7:7 ), the measuring-reed ( Ezekiel 40:3 ), and the saw ( 1 Kings 7:9 ). Believers are "God's building" ( 1 Corinthians 3:9 ); and heaven is called "a building of God" ( 2 Corinthians 5:1 ). Christ is the only foundation of his church ( 1 Corinthians 3:10-12 ), of which he also is the builder ( Matthew 16:18 ). biblestudytools.com
  18. A structure or edifice erected by the hand of man, composed of natural materials, as stone or wood, and intended for use or convenience. Truesdell v. Gray, 13 Gray (Mass.) 311; State v. Moore, 61 Mo. 276; Clark v. State, 69 Wis. 203, 33 N. W. 436, 2 Am. St. Kep. 732. thelawdictionary.org
  19. Estates. An edifice erected by art, and fixed upon or over the soil, composed of stone, brick, marble, wood, or other proper substance, 'Connected together, and designed for use in the position in which it is so fixed. Every building is an accessory to the soil, and is, therefore, real estate: it belongs to the owner of the soil. Cruise, tit. 1, S. 46. Vide 1 Chit. Pr. 148, 171; Salk. 459; Hob. 131; 1 Mete. 258; Broom's Max. 172. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  20. In vbl senses; esp.: house, edifice; b.-lease, permitting lessee to build on the land; b.-society, of contributors to fund for loan to members when needing house. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. n. Act of constructing, erecting, or establishing;—architecture;—a thing built, as a house, church, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. A fabrick, an edifice. Complete Dictionary

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