(uncountable) The act or process by which something is built; construction.
‘The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.’;
The act by which something is crafted.
(countable) A closed structure with walls and a roof.
‘My sister lives in that apartment building.’;
present participle of build
The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.
‘Hence it is that the building of our Sion rises no faster.’;
The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture.
‘The execution of works of architecture necessarily includes building; but building is frequently employed when the result is not architectural.’;
That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc.
‘Thy sumptuous buildings and thy wife's attireHave cost a mass of public treasury.’;
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’;
the act of constructing or building something;
‘during the construction we had to take a detour’; ‘his hobby was the building of boats’;
the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings;
‘their main business is home construction’; ‘workers in the building trades’;
the occupants of a building;
‘the entire building complained about the noise’;
a structure with a roof and walls, such as a house or factory.
the action or trade of constructing something
‘the building of motorways’; ‘building materials’;
the creation or development of something over a period of time
‘the building of democracy in Guatemala’;
a flock of rooks
‘a picture of her standing amongst a building of rooks’;
A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, land prices, ground conditions, specific uses, and aesthetic reasons.