Complete Definition of "edifice"

English

Etymology
Middle English edifice, from Old French edifice, reborrowed from Latin aedificium "building", derived from aedificare|aedificÄre "to build, establish" (whence also edify).

Pronunciation
US: IPA|/Ëedɪfɪs/, SAMPA|/"EdIfIs?/

Noun
edifice (plural edifices)

  1. A building; a structure; an architectural fabric, especially an imposing one; a large or fine building, public or private.

Related terms
edificant
edification
edificator
edificatory
edificial
edifier
edify
edifyingly
edifyingness

References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

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