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Meaning of BUILDING

Pronunciation:  'bilding

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
  2. [n]  the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
  3. [n]  
  4. [n]  the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise"
  5. [adj]  increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree; "muscle-building exercises"

BUILDING is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: augmentative, augmenting, construction, edifice, increasing
 See Also: abattoir, annex, annexe, antechamber, anteroom, apartment building, apartment house, architecture, assemblage, assembly, aviary, bathhouse, bathing machine, bird sanctuary, bowling alley, business, business enterprise, butchery, casino-hotel, center, centre, chapterhouse, club, clubhouse, commercial enterprise, construction, corner, cornerstone, court, courtyard, creating from raw materials, crenelation, crenellation, cullis, dead room, dorm, dormitory, dry walling, eating house, eating place, elevator, entrance hall, erecting, erection, extension, exterior door, fabrication, farm building, feedlot, firetrap, floor, foundation stone, foyer, gambling den, gambling hell, gambling house, gaming house, gathering, gazebo, glasshouse, government building, grading, greenhouse, hall, Hall of Fame, health facility, heat, heating, heating plant, heating system, hotel, hotel-casino, house, house of God, house of prayer, house of worship, house painting, house-raising, interior door, jerry-building, level, leveling, library, lift, lobby, masonry, medical building, ministry, morgue, mortuary, nook, nursery, observatory, office block, office building, opium den, outbuilding, outside door, packinghouse, painting, place of worship, planetarium, plumbery, plumbing, presbytery, quoin, residence hall, rest house, restaurant, rink, road construction, roofing, rustication, shambles, sheet-metal work, shingling, shipbuilding, skating rink, slaughterhouse, storey, story, structure, student residence, summerhouse, vestibule, volary, wing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Build"ing\, n.
1. The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.

         Hence it is that the building of our Sion rises no
         faster.                               --Bp. Hall.

2. The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil

         The execution of works of architecture necessarily
         includes building; but building is frequently
         employed when the result is not architectural.

3. That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a
   house, a church, etc.

         Thy sumptuous buildings and thy wife's attire Have
         cost a mass of public treasury.       --Shak.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a building, represents the self and the body. How high you are in the building indicates a rising level of understanding or awareness. If you are in the lower levels of the building, then it refers to more primal attitudes and/or sexuality. Dreaming of a building in ruins or damaged indicates that your approach toward a situation or relationship is all wrong. You need to change. Your own self-image may have suffered and taken some blow. Dreaming that you or someone fall off a building, suggests that you are descending into the realm of unconscious. You are learning about and acknowledging aspects of your unconscious. Alternatively, it symbolizes your fear of not being able to complete or succeeding in a task. See also Falling in our Common Dream Themes section.
Easton Bible Dictionary

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 (Deut. 6:10; Num. 13:19). Phoenician artists (2 Sam. 5:11; 1 Kings 5:6, 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 Gen. 11:3, 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 (10:11, 12, 22).

The Israelites were by occupation shepherds and dwellers in tents (Gen. 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, 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 (Ezek. 40:3), and the saw (1 Kings 7:9).

Believers are "God's building" (1 Cor. 3:9); and heaven is called "a building of God" (2 Cor. 5:1). Christ is the only foundation of his church (1 Cor. 3:10-12), of which he also is the builder (Matt. 16:18).

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