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building British & World English

A structure with a roof and walls, such as a house or factory

building English Thesaurus

the church is a plain red brick building

build British & World English

Construct (something) by putting parts or material together

building line British & World English

A limit beyond which a house must not extend into a street

building site British & World English

An area where a structure is being constructed or repaired

pole building British & World English

A quickly constructed building in which vertical poles are secured in the ground to serve as both the foundation and framework

team building British & World English

The action or process of causing a group of people to work together effectively as a team, especially by means of activities and events designed to increase motivation and promote cooperation

bridge-building British & World English

The promotion of friendly relations between groups

building block British & World English

A child’s wooden or plastic toy brick

empire-building British & World English

The practice of obtaining more power, responsibility, or staff within an organization for the purposes of self-aggrandizement

building society British & World English

A financial organization which pays interest on investments by its members and lends capital for the purchase or improvement of houses

character-building British & World English

Requiring effort or endurance to a degree that strengthens or improves a person’s character

Empire State Building British & World English

A skyscraper on Fifth Avenue, New York City, which was for several decades the tallest building in the world. When first erected, in 1930–31, it measured 381 m (1,250 ft); it currently stands at approximately 443 m (1,454 feet)

sick building syndrome British & World English

A condition affecting office workers, typically marked by headaches and respiratory problems, attributed to unhealthy or stressful factors in the working environment such as poor ventilation

build on in build British & World English

Use as a basis for further development

outbuilding British & World English

A smaller separate building such as a shed or barn that belongs to a main building, such as a house or farm

rebuild British & World English

Build (something) again after it has been damaged or destroyed

boatbuilding British & World English

The occupation or industry of building boats

bodybuilding British & World English

A sport involving strenuous physical exercise in order to strengthen and enlarge the muscles of the body

build bridges in bridge1 British & World English

Promote friendly relations between groups

build bridges British & World English

Promote friendly relations between groups

housebuilding British & World English

The trade or activity of building houses

stakebuilding British & World English

The building up of a holding of shares in a company

build something in/into in build British & World English

Incorporate something and make it a permanent part of a structure, system, or situation

build one's hopes up in build British & World English

Become ever more hopeful or optimistic about something

build one's hopes up British & World English

Become ever more hopeful or optimistic about something