Definition of outbuilding
: a building (such as a stable or a woodshed) separate from but accessory to a main house
Recent Examples of outbuilding from the Web
Up for sale Friday were the town store, liquor license, post office, gas station, a two-bedroom home, an outbuilding and a seven-unit mobile home park.
The property includes an historic 1850's farmhouse and 6 farm outbuildings.
The main house and outbuildings were constructed in 1832, said Paige Gibbons Backus, who manages the site, which was one of about 20 properties in the Manassas area that were being used as hospitals in 1861, when the battle took place.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'outbuilding'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of outbuilding
OUTBUILDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outbuilding for English Language Learners
: a small building that is separated from a main building
OUTBUILDING Defined for Kids
Definition of outbuilding for Students
: a building (as a shed or stable) separate from a main building
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up outbuilding? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).