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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋbIldIŋ 〕


〔 ˊbildiŋ 〕

Overview of noun building

The noun building has 4 senses

  • building, edifice -- (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")

  • construction, building -- (the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats")

  • construction, building -- (the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades")

  • building -- (the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise")

Overview of verb build

The verb build has 10 senses

  • construct, build, make -- (make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer")

  • build up, work up, build, progress -- (form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border")

  • build, establish -- (build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation")

  • build -- (improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents")

  • build -- (order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state")

  • build -- (give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business")

  • build -- (be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles")

  • build -- (found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation")

  • build up, work up, build, ramp up -- (bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports")

  • build -- (develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera")