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Overview of noun building

The noun building has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (48) 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")

2. (3) construction, building

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

3. (1) 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")

4. building

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

Overview of verb build

The verb build has 10 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (123) 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")

2. (11) 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")

3. (4) build, establish

(build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation")

4. (1) build

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

5. build

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

6. build

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

7. build

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

8. build

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

9. build up, work up, build, ramp up

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

10. build

(develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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