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building

noun

1 building

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.

synonym: edifice.

Roget 161: production, creation, construction, formation, fabrication, manufacture; building, architecture, erection, edification; coinage; diaster; organization; ... show more

Roget 189: abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, ... show more

Dutch: bouw, bouwen, bouwwerk, constructie, denkkader, gebouw, huis, pand, perceel
Polish: budynek



2 building

The act of constructing something:
— His hobby was the building of boats.

synonym: construction.

Dutch: bouw, constructie
Polish: budownictwo

3 building

The commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones:
— Workers in the building trades.

synonym: construction.

4 building

The occupants of a building.


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build

noun

1 build

Constitution of the human body.

synonyms: body-build, habitus, physique.

Dutch: bouw, figuur, gestalte, lichaamsbouw, lijn, postuur, statuur
Polish: figura, budowa ciała, kształty, postać, sylwetka, postura, linia, sylweta

2 build

Alternative names for the body of a human being.

synonyms: anatomy, bod, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body ... show more.

Roget 240: form, figure, shape; conformation, configuration; make, formation, frame, construction, cut, set, build, trim, cut of one's jib; ... show more

Dutch: personage, vorm, afbeelding, cijfer, menselijk lichaam, vlees
Polish: soma

verb

1 build

Make by combining materials and parts.

synonyms: construct, make.

Roget 161: produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture; weave, ... show more

Roget 240: form, shape, figure, fashion, efform, carve, cut, chisel, hew, cast; rough hew, rough cast; sketch; block out, ... show more

Dutch: bouwen, timmeren

2 build

Form or accumulate steadily:
— Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border.

synonyms: build up, progress, work up.

Dutch: doorzetten, verhevigen

3 build

Build or establish something abstract:
— Build a reputation.

synonym: establish.

4 build

Improve the cleansing action of.

5 build

Order, supervise, or finance the construction of.

6 build

Give form to, according to a plan.

7 build

Be engaged in building.

8 build

Found or ground.

9 build

Bolster or strengthen:
— Build up confidence.

synonyms: build up, ramp up, work up.

10 build

Develop and grow.


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