1. building - noun
· 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"
2. building - noun
· the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
3. building - noun
· the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
4. building - noun
· the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise"
5. build - verb
· make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
6. build - verb
· form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
7. build - verb
· build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
8. build - verb
· improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"
9. build - verb
· order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state"
10. build - verb
· give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business"
11. build - verb
· be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
12. build - verb
· found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
13. build - verb
· bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"
14. build - verb
· develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
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