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edifice


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Edifice  \Ed"i*fice\,  n.  [L.  aedificium  fr  aedificare:  cf  F. 
  ['e]difice.  See  {Edify}.] 
  A  building;  a  structure;  an  architectural  fabric;  --  chiefly 
  applied  to  elegant  houses,  and  other  large  buildings;  as  a 
  palace,  a  church,  a  statehouse. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  edifice 
  n  :  a  structure  that  has  a  roof  and  walls  and  stands  more  or 
  less  permanently  in  one  place  "there  was  a  three-story 
  building  on  the  corner";  "it  was  an  imposing  edifice" 
  [syn:  {building}] 




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