What is edifice?

  • (noun): A structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place.
    Example: "It was an imposing edifice"
    Synonyms: building

Some articles on edifice:

Supreme Court Of Canada - Edifice
... Two flagstaffs have been erected in front of the building ... A flag on one is flown daily, while the other is hoisted only on those days when the court is in session ...
San Salvador (volcano) - San Salvador Edifice
... The San Salvador edifice formed more than 70,000 years ago, creating an edifice about 10 to 14 km in diameter and 3,000m above sea level ...
The Public Square
... The Public Square A slash of angular blacks Like a fractured edifice That was buttressed by blue slats In a coma of the moon ... A slash and the edifice fell, Pylon and pier fell down ... last with its porcelain leer The violence of an edifice's demolition is matched by the violence of the poem's language, particularly in the first two stanzas ...
Gallatin Bank Building - History of The Edifice
... The edifice endured for forty-two years and was the home of important financial firms ... The new edifice at 40 Wall Street occupied 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of space ...
San Cristoforo Sul Naviglio - History
... ancient, which is known to be a Romanesque reconstruction of a far more ancient edifice (probably in turn located on the site of a Roman temple) ... The Romanesque edifice was again rebuilt in the 13th century, when the Naviglio Grande was excavated ... is united to the other and gives the appearance of a single edifice, was constructed along the Naviglio bank in the 15th century, called Ducal Chapel ...

Famous quotes containing the word edifice:

    Imagine that it is you yourself who are erecting the edifice of human destiny with the aim of making men happy in the end, of giving them peace and contentment at last, but that to do that it is absolutely necessary, and indeed quite inevitable, to torture to death only one tiny creature, the little girl who beat her breast with her little fist, and to found the edifice on her unavenged tears—would you consent to be the architect on those conditions?
    Feodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881)

    In the zone of perdition where my youth went as if to complete its education, one would have said that the portents of an imminent collapse of the whole edifice of civilization had made an appointment.
    Guy Debord (b. 1931)

    Bourgeois existence is the regime of private affairs ... and the family is the rotten, dismal edifice in whose closets and crannies the most ignominious instincts are deposited. Mundane life proclaims the total subjugation of eroticism to privacy.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)