, 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.
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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.
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n. 1. the act of building up an accumulation.
Syn. -- build-up.
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2. the events, such as advertising or publicity, causing increased interest in some coming event. The buildup to Superbowl XXIV was the most intense of the series.


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