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Other parts of buildings

addition

noun

an extension that is added to a building

alcove

noun

a small area in a room that is created by building part of one wall further back than the rest of the wall

balcony

noun

a place where you can stand just outside an upper window. It sticks out from the wall of a building.

bay

noun

an area of a room that sticks out from the main walls of a house and usually contains a window

beading

noun

long thin pieces of wood or stone that are fixed to the edges of walls or furniture as a decoration

body

noun

the main or central part of a building, not including areas at the side or parts that have been added later

brickwork

noun

the bricks in a wall or building, or the pattern that they form

catacombs

noun

a series of passages and rooms below ground where dead people are buried in the walls

ceiling

noun

the surface that is above you in a room

cornerstone

noun

the stone at one of the bottom corners of a new building, often put there during a special ceremony

cornice

noun

a raised line of plaster, wood, or stone at the edge of a ceiling

corridor

noun

a long passage inside a building with doors on each side

dado

noun

a narrow piece of wood fixed around the middle of the walls of a room as a decoration

drinking fountain

noun

a piece of equipment in a public place that produces water for people to drink

exterior

noun

the outside part of something, especially a building

fabric

noun

the roof and walls of a building

facade

noun

the front of a building, especially one that is large or impressive

fixture

noun

a piece of furniture or equipment that is fixed in its place and is considered part of the building, and so you do not take it with you when you move. Something that is fixed but can be moved is called a fitting

floor

noun

the flat area that you walk on inside a building or room

foundation stone

noun

a large stone with details of when a building was built, that is placed at the bottom of the building, usually as part of a ceremony

fountain

noun

a piece of equipment that you drink water from, usually in a public place

frontage

noun

the outer front part of a building

gallery

noun

a passage or long narrow room inside a building

garage

noun

an area inside or below a building where you can leave your car

gas meter

noun

a machine that measures the amount of gas that you have used in your house, so that the gas company knows how much money to charge you

hall

noun

a long narrow passage inside a building with doors along it leading to rooms

hallway

noun

a long narrow passage inside a building with doors along it leading to rooms

interior

noun

the inside part of something, especially a building or vehicle

lightning conductor

noun

a metal bar fixed to a building to protect it from lightning

passage

noun

a long narrow area with walls on each side that leads from one room or place to another

passageway

noun

a long narrow area with walls on each side that leads from one room or place to another

pilaster

noun

a flat column that is slightly further forward than the rest of a wall, which is usually for decoration rather than for supporting something

room

noun

a part of a building with a floor, walls, and a ceiling

ruin

noun

the parts of a building that remain after it has been severely damaged

space

noun

an area that exists in a particular part of a building

stonework

noun

the parts of a building that are made of stone

superstructure

noun

the part of a building that is above its foundations (=the parts below ground)

utility

noun

a public service such as gas, water, or electricity that is used by everyone

wing

noun

a part of a building that sticks out from the main part, especially one with a particular purpose

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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