Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun building

4 senses of building

Sense 1
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")
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")

Sense 2
construction, building -- (the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats")
       => creating from raw materials -- (the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it)

Sense 3
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")
       => commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business -- (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business")

Sense 4
building -- (the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise")
       => gathering, assemblage -- (a group of persons together in one place)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb build

10 senses of build

Sense 1
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")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 2
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")
       => develop -- (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time")

Sense 3
build, establish -- (build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 4
build -- (improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 5
build -- (order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state")
       => oversee, supervise, superintend, manage -- (watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?")

Sense 6
build -- (give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business")
       => develop -- (make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation; "Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather"; "They developed a new technique")

Sense 7
build -- (be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles")
       => create -- (pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity; "Don't disturb him--he is creating")

Sense 8
build -- (found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation")
       => establish, base, ground, found -- (use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation")

Sense 9
build up, work up, build, ramp up -- (bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 10
build -- (develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera")
       => intensify, deepen -- (become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan")

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