Build"ing, n.


The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.

Hence it is that the building of our Sion rises no faster. Bp. Hall.


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.


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.


© Webster 1913.