Definition of 'building'
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About half of the apartments in the building have been sold. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was expelled after selling lead stolen from the roofs of school buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2017)All but one of the 19 apartments in the building exchanged within eight months of its launch. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The soon-to-be fugitive rented the apartment at the furthest end of the top floor of the building. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Sadly, many of the sites she finds appear to be neglected and covered in stray cats or buried beneath apartment buildings and football stadiums. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The master suite is on one side of the house, mixing the exposed concrete that forms the core of the building with wooden floors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We had the restaurant on the ground floor and the building became available upstairs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Why not allow the building of houses within green belt areas and green up those brownfield sites? Times, Sunday Times (2013)We climbed on to the roof of a building the other day. The Sun (2012)It was as high as an apartment building and as long as a city block. BomberWhy did anyone think building something this complex and difficult was a good investment? Times, Sunday Times (2011)There are a number of examples of listed buildings that have been converted for residential use. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are important for the majority of metabolic processes and for the building of body structure. The Medicine Chest - your family's guide to prescription drugs (1988)He died a mile closer to his house on a building site. The Sun (2015)They mention family members being on the roofs of different buildings and waving at each other. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It should be the building blocks towards something permanent. The Sun (2008)It does not plan to change the structure of the building. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is little evidence to suggest that occupiers will pay more rent for environmentally friendly offices and factory buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Sometimes an ancient building that has existed for thousands of years gets in the way of a road and it just disappears. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He would have to sleep rough on the floor of abandoned buildings or in trenches and hope he did not get hit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Instead, he has kept the ancient building as the village local. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Take the treatment of buildings, for example. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Art classes cover landscape painting, botanical illustration and sketching ancient buildings and modern architecture. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You smell it before you see it, a grim factory building that speaks of industry and graft and dark winters. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They each own flats in the same apartment building, for example, but are said to use different lifts to avoid seeing each other. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'building'
British English: building /ˈbɪldɪŋ/ NOUN
A building is a structure with a roof and walls, such as a house.
They were on the upper floor of the building.
- American English: building
- Arabic: بِنَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: edifício
- Chinese: 建筑物
- Croatian: zgrada
- Czech: budova
- Danish: bygning
- Dutch: gebouw
- European Spanish: edificio
- Finnish: rakennus
- French: bâtiment
- German: Gebäude
- Greek: κτήριο
- Italian: edificio
- Japanese: 建物
- Korean: 건물
- Norwegian: bygning
- Polish: budynek
- European Portuguese: prédio
- Romanian: clădire
- Russian: здание
- Spanish: edificio
- Swedish: byggnad
- Thai: ตึก อาคาร
- Turkish: yapı
- Ukrainian: будівля
- Vietnamese: tòa nhà
Definition of building from the Collins English Dictionary
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