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 for building
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Build \Build\ (b[i^]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Built (b[i^]lt);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Building. The regular imp. & p. p.
     Builded is antiquated.] [OE. bulden, bilden, AS. byldan to
     build, fr. bold house; cf. Icel. b[=o]l farm, abode, Dan. bol
     small farm, OSw. bol, b["o]le, house, dwelling, fr. root of
     Icel. b[=u]a to dwell; akin to E. be, bower, boor. [root]97.]
     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.
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              Nor aught availed him now
              To have built in heaven high towers.  --Milton.
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     2. To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or
        produce by using appropriate means.
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              Who builds his hopes in air of your good looks.
                                                    --Shak.
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     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.
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              I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace,
              which is able to build you up.        --Acts xx. 32.
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     Syn: To erect; construct; raise; found; frame.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Building \Build"ing\, n.
     1. The act of constructing, erecting, or establishing.
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              Hence it is that the building of our Sion rises no
              faster.                               --Bp. Hall.
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     2. The art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil
        architecture.
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              The execution of works of architecture necessarily
              includes building; but building is frequently
              employed when the result is not architectural.
                                                    --Hosking.
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     3. That which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a
        house, a church, etc.
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              Thy sumptuous buildings and thy wife's attire
              Have cost a mass of public treasury.  --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  130 Moby Thesaurus words for "building":
     Dymaxion house, White House, adobe house, anatomy, architectonics,
     architecture, arrangement, assemblage, assembly, build, buildup,
     casa, casting, cliff dwelling, combination, composition, compound,
     conformation, constitution, construct, construction, consulate,
     conversion, country house, country seat, crafting, craftsmanship,
     creation, cultivation, dacha, deanery, devising, dwelling house,
     edifice, elaboration, embassy, embodiment, erection, establishment,
     extraction, fabric, fabrication, farm, farmhouse, fashion,
     fashioning, forging, form, format, formation, forming, formulation,
     frame, framing, getup, growing, hall, handicraft, handiwork,
     harvesting, house, houseboat, hut, incorporation, junction,
     lake dwelling, living machine, lodge, machining, make, makeup,
     making, manor house, manse, manufacture, manufacturing, milling,
     mining, mixture, mold, molding, organic structure, organism,
     organization, packaged house, parsonage, pattern, patterning,
     penthouse, physique, piecing together, pile, plan, prefab,
     prefabricated house, prefabrication, preparation,
     presidential palace, processing, producing, production,
     putting together, pyramid, raising, ranch house, rectory, refining,
     roof, setup, shape, shaping, skyscraper, smelting, sod house,
     split-level, structure, structuring, superstructure, syneresis,
     synthesis, tectonics, texture, tissue, tower, town house, vicarage,
     warp and woof, weave, web, workmanship
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Building
     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
     3:7).
     
       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
     buildings.
     
       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).
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BUILDING, estates. An edifice erected by art, and fixed upon or over the 
  soil, composed of stone, brick, marble, wood, or other proper substance, 
  'Connected together, and designed for use in the position in which it is so 
  fixed. Every building is an accessory to the soil, and is, therefore, real 
  estate: it belongs to the owner of the soil. Cruise, tit. 1, S. 46. Vide 1 
  Chit. Pr. 148, 171; Salk. 459; Hob. 131; 1 Mete. 258; Broom's  Max. 172. 
  
  

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