Dictionary Results for building

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"

Synonym(s): edifice

Hypernym(s): structure, construction

2. building - noun

· the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"

Synonym(s): construction

Hypernym(s): creating_from_raw_materials

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"

Synonym(s): construction

Hypernym(s): commercial_enterprise, business_enterprise, business

4. building - noun

· the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise"

Hypernym(s): gathering, assemblage

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"

Synonym(s): construct, make

Hypernym(s): make, create

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"

Synonym(s): build_up, work_up, progress

Hypernym(s): develop

7. build - verb

· build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"

Synonym(s): establish

Hypernym(s): make, create

8. build - verb

· improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"

Hypernym(s): better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate

9. build - verb

· order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state"

Hypernym(s): oversee, supervise, superintend, manage

10. build - verb

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

Hypernym(s): develop

11. build - verb

· be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles"

Hypernym(s): create

12. build - verb

· found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"

Hypernym(s): establish, base, ground, found

13. build - verb

· bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"

Synonym(s): build_up, work_up, ramp_up

Hypernym(s): increase

14. build - verb

· develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"

Hypernym(s): intensify, deepen

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