Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

General words for buildings and structures

bhavan

noun

a large building

block

noun

a large building with a lot of different levels

building

noun

a structure made of a strong material such as stone or wood that has a roof and walls, for example a house

the built environment

noun

all the structures people have built when considered as separate from the natural environment

construction

noun

a building or other large structure

edifice

noun

a large impressive building

erection

noun

a structure such as a building, wall, or bridge

facility

noun

an area or building used for a particular purpose

folly

noun

a building or project that costs a lot of money and is not useful

infill

noun

new buildings that are built in the spaces between other buildings

installation

noun

a building or structure, especially one that is important for an army, industry, or government

monolith

noun

a very large building or structure made of stone or a similar substance

premises

noun

the buildings and land that a business or organization uses

skeleton

noun

a structure that supports something such as a building

structure

noun

something large such as a building or a bridge that is built from different parts

infill

verb

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

Open Dictionary

dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog