n. building, especially one of imposing appearance or size; a structure that has a roof and walls
n. building; a structure; an architectural fabric, especially an imposing one; a large or fine building, public or private
To him this edifice is a beautiful structure, although it will never be finished.
But the only way to “complete” the game and earn the ultimate Tower rating, is to build an actual cathedral into the edifice and then wait for someone to get married there.
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On the one hand there is fear and regret for the loss of the whole edifice constructed through the ages, on the other is the passion for destruction.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The solitary exception was the New Church; a stuccoed edifice with a square steeple over the door, terminating in four short pinnacles like florid wooden legs.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Misuse of public funds, waste and corruption had reached such proportions during his administration that the edifice was toppling of its own weight.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
The staircase led to a very vast edifice which resembled a shed which had been converted into a house.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
These children of the woods stood together for several moments pointing at the crumbling edifice, and conversing in the unintelligible language of their tribe.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
This man abolished the old soldiery, organized the new, gave up old alliances, made new ones; and as he had his own soldiers and allies, on such foundations he was able to build any edifice: thus, whilst he had endured much trouble in acquiring, he had but little in keeping.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli Context
As the sacred edifice was too much thronged to admit another auditor, she took up her position close beside the scaffold of the pillory.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
Then someone suggested that their plaything should be exhibited in the nearest building, and so I was led past the sphinx of white marble, which had seemed to watch me all the while with a smile at my astonishment, towards a vast grey edifice of fretted stone.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells Context