Definition of building:

part of speech: noun

The act of constructing, raising, or establishing; a structure put up for use or convenience, as a house, a church, etc.

part of speech: noun

Anything built; a house; edifice.

part of speech: participle

of Build

part of speech: noun

The art of erecting houses, etc.: anything built: a house.

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