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edifice

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noun ed·i·fice \ˈe-də-fəs\

Simple Definition of edifice

  • : a large and usually impressive building (such as a church or government building)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of edifice

  1. 1 :  building; especially :  a large or massive structure

  2. 2 :  a large abstract structure <holds together the social edifice — R. H. Tawney>

Examples of edifice in a sentence

  1. a magnificent edifice with a domed ceiling

  2. <the U.S. Capitol is one of our nation's most impressive edifices>



Origin of edifice

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin aedificium, from aedificare


First Known Use: 14th century


EDIFICE Defined for Kids

edifice

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noun ed·i·fice \ˈe-də-fəs\

Definition of edifice for Students

  1. :  a large or impressive building





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