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outbuilding

Definition:

a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

outbuildings

Type of:

building » structure » artifact » whole

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

out + building
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

outbuilding | outhouse [synonym]

a building subordinate to but separate from a main building; outhouse (11 of 336 words, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/outbuilding

Oxford Dictionary:

outbuilding

a smaller separate building such as a shed or barn that belongs to a main building, such as a house or farm (22 of 50 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/outbuilding

Macmillan British Dictionary:

outbuilding [countable] | outbuildings [plural]

a separate building that belongs to a house and is used, for example, for keeping animals or equipment in (19 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/outbuilding

Merriam-Webster:

outbuilding

a building (as a stable or a woodshed) separate from but accessory to a main house (16 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/outbuilding

Cambridge Dictionary:

outbuilding

a usually small building near to and on the same piece of land as a larger building (17 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/outbuilding

Wiktionary:

outbuilding | outbuildings [plural]

A building, such as a barn, shed, or garage, that is separate from, but associated with some main building (19 of 24 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/outbuilding

New World Dictionary:

outbuilding

a structure, as a garage or barn, separate from the house or main building (14 of 16 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/outbuilding

American Heritage Dictionary:

outbuilding

A building separate from but associated with a main building. (10 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/outbuilding

Random House Dictionary:

outbuilding

a detached building subordinate to a main building. (8 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/outbuilding

Wikipedia:

Building

In architecture, construction, engineering, real estate development and technology the term building refers to one of the following: Any human-made structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy, or ; An act of ... (38 of 1796 words, 10 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Building

Encarta Dictionary:

outbuilding | outbuildings [plural]

a barn, shed, or other structure that is situated away from the main building on a property (17 of 29 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861635740​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

outbuilding | outbuildings [plural]

Origin: out + building

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/outbuilding

out | outs [plural] | outed [past tense] | outing [present participle]

Origin: a combination of Old English ūt (from Proto-Germanic *ūt) and ūte. Cognate with West Frisian Ășt, Dutch uit, German aus, Norwegian/Swedish ut, ute, Danish ud, ude.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/out

building | buildings [plural]

Origin: Middle English | See build

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/building

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

outbuilding

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "outbuilding"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/outbuilding

Macmillan British Dictionary:

outbuilding [countable] | outbuildings [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "outbuilding"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/outbuilding

Macmillan American Dictionary:

outbuilding [countable] | outbuildings [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "outbuilding"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/outbuilding

Cambridge Dictionary:

outbuilding

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "outbuilding"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "outbuilding"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/outbuilding

the Free Dictionary:

outbuilding

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "outbuilding"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "outbuilding"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "outbuilding" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/outbuilding

Google Dictionary:

outbuilding | outbuildings [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "outbuilding"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=outbuilding

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

outbuilding

Audio: North American pronunciation of "outbuilding"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=outbui​01 word=outbuilding

YourDictionary Audio:

outbuilding

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "outbuilding" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/outbuilding

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