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Other buildings with a specific use

baths

noun

a public building where people go to wash themselves

bathhouse

noun

a public building where people go to wash or have a health treatment using hot water or steam. Bathhouses are no longer common in the UK.

car park

noun

an area or a building where people can leave their cars for a short time

colonnade

noun

a row of stone columns

geodesic dome

noun

a building with a high round frame made of shapes with angles that fit together

igloo

noun

a building made from snow or ice

lighthouse

noun

a tower built next to the sea that has a powerful flashing light at the top to show ships where to go or to warn them of danger

listed building

noun

in the UK, a building that is important because of its history or design and which cannot be changed without permission from the government

rotunda

noun

a round building or room, especially one that has a dome (=a curved roof)

schoolhouse

noun

a building used as a school, especially in a village

shack

noun

a small plain building, usually made of wood or metal

skyscraper

noun

a very tall building containing offices or flats

students’ union

noun

the buildings used by this organization

tower block

noun

a tall building with flats or offices on each floor. The American word is high-rise.

walk-up

noun

a tall building that has stairs but no lift

high-rise

noun

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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