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building noun

1 house, church, school, etc.

ADJ. big, high-rise, large, tall | low, single-storey, small | attractive, beautiful, fine, imposing, impressive, magnificent | crumbling, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumbledown | ancient, historic, old | seventeenth-century, etc. | listed They were refused planning permission for a modern extension because it was a Grade II listed building. | brick, concrete, stone, timber, wooden | industrial, public, residential | airport, apartment, church, factory, farm, headquarters, hospital, office, prison, school

VERB + BUILDING build, erect, put up Several new buildings are now being put up. | demolish, destroy, flatten, gut, knock down, pull down, raze, tear down The building was gutted by fire. | damage | renovate, restore They're renovating the old farm buildings.

BUILDING + VERB collapse

2 process/business of building sth

ADJ. nest, road | empire, team

BUILDING + NOUN business, company, contractor, firm, industry, sector, trade | programme, project, scheme | activity, development, work We're having some building work done. | controls, regulations | land, site | materials | boom | costs | worker