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Areas of land for building on

block

noun

an area of land, especially for building on

building site

noun

a place where something is being built

construction site

noun

a place where a building is being built or repaired

greenfield site

noun

a piece of land that has not previously been built on

quarter-acre block

noun

in Australia, a small piece of land used for building a house on. People who live on quarter-acre blocks are considered to have traditional attitudes.

site

noun

an area of land where something is being built or could be built

subdivision

noun

an area of land that has been divided into smaller parts for building houses on

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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