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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 build·ing /ˈbɪldɪŋ/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Build·ing, n.
 1. The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.
    Hence it is that the building of our Sion rises no faster.   --Bp. Hall.
 2. The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture.
    The execution of works of architecture necessarily includes building; but building is frequently employed when the result is not architectural.   --Hosking.
 3. That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc.
 Thy sumptuous buildings and thy wife's attire
 Have cost a mass of public treasury.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Build v. t. [imp. & p. p. Built p. pr. & vb. n. Building. The regular imp. & p. p. Builded is antiquated.]
 1. To erect or construct, as an edifice or fabric of any kind; to form by uniting materials into a regular structure; to fabricate; to make; to raise.
 Nor aught availed him now
 To have built in heaven high towers.   --Milton.
 2. To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.
    Who builds his hopes in air of your good looks.   --Shak.
 3. To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; -- frequently with up; as, to build up one's constitution.
    I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up.   --Acts xx. 32.
 Syn: -- To erect; construct; raise; found; frame.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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"
           [syn: edifice]
      2: the act of constructing or building something; "during the
         construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the
         building of boats" [syn: construction]
      3: the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings;
         "their main business is home construction"; "workers in
         the building trades" [syn: construction]
      4: the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained
         about the noise"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    among the Jews was suited to the climate and conditions of the
    country. They probably adopted the kind of architecture for
    their dwellings which they found already existing when they
    entered Canaan (Deut. 6:10; Num. 13:19). Phoenician artists (2
    Sam. 5:11; 1 Kings 5:6, 18) assisted at the erection of the
    royal palace and the temple at Jerusalem. Foreigners also
    assisted at the restoration of the temple after the Exile (Ezra
      In Gen. 11:3, 9, we have the first recorded instance of the
    erection of buildings. The cities of the plain of Shinar were
    founded by the descendants of Shem (10:11, 12, 22).
      The Israelites were by occupation shepherds and dwellers in
    tents (Gen. 47:3); but from the time of their entering Canaan
    they became dwellers in towns, and in houses built of the native
    limestone of Palestine. Much building was carried on in
    Solomon's time. Besides the buildings he completed at Jerusalem,
    he also built Baalath and Tadmor (1 Kings 9:15, 24). Many of the
    kings of Israel and Judah were engaged in erecting various
      Herod and his sons and successors restored the temple, and
    built fortifications and other structures of great magnificence
    in Jerusalem (Luke 21:5).
      The instruments used in building are mentioned as the
    plumb-line (Amos 7:7), the measuring-reed (Ezek. 40:3), and the
    saw (1 Kings 7:9).
      Believers are "God's building" (1 Cor. 3:9); and heaven is
    called "a building of God" (2 Cor. 5:1). Christ is the only
    foundation of his church (1 Cor. 3:10-12), of which he also is
    the builder (Matt. 16:18).