Definition of building in English:


Line breaks: build|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪldɪŋ


  • 2 [mass noun] The action or trade of constructing something: the building of motorways [as modifier]: building materials
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    • Modeling clay and other building materials like blocks can help children explore.
    • Prior to the Civil War, New York City led the nation in steamship and engine building.
    • I spent a few days at his yard, watching the process of designing and building.
  • 2.1The creation or development of something over a period of time: the building of democracy in Guatemala
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    • Effective standards are the result of a consensus building process among all affected interests.
    • It called for unity with other trade unions, building alliances with public sector unions across towns and cities.
    • The key to Basic Fantasy Football is making smart trades and building roster value.

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