edifice edifice  /ˈɛ də fəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

Usage(s):

  1. From a distance it is an imposing edifice that rises above the surrounding buildings like a giant spaceship about to take off.
  2. As the extent of the sub-prime loan crisis became apparent, the edifice of many a financial institution came tumbling down.
  3. The brick edifice was built in 1920 and has kept everything from its squares of the marble floor to the golden door handles intact.

News

  1. Up Close With Casio's Latest Edifice Surf Watch

    With summer coming and surf season in full swing, I thought I'd take a closer look at the Casio EMA100-1AV Edifice watch with tide graph and moon-phase data. Casio is best known for their G-Shock line of beefy (and some would say ugly) plastic sports watches so this steel-cased model is a departure for the brand. Casio announced the watch in April and it is on sale now for $250.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: TechCrunch

  2. VIDEOS: Ecovative Design builds small, 'green' house

    GREEN ISLAND — The tiny house built by Ecovative Design is being transported this weekend to an event in Vermont to showcase the edifice, about the size of a shed, built with insulation made from mushroom roots.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

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    Workers set the 60,000-pound piece on the rotunda of the new judicial building Wednesday morning. It was the last piece of structural steel on the edifice. (COURTESY PHOTO)
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Pueblo Chieftain

Quotes

  1. In his hands, the museum will "become a very important LA edifice," Ganis said.
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Sid Ganis Source: Forbes

  2. "If we are going to adopt an attitude that says just because a human error has been made, then the whole edifice of our anti-terrorism laws are to be brought under some kind of scrutiny and review, then that would be a huge mistake," Howard said.
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Independent Online

  3. "The edifice of peace that we wish to build must stand on the twin pillars of mutual trust and confidence," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said a week ago. "Of course, trends of cross-border terrorism and violence make that task more...
    on Aug 22, 2004 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Expressindia.com

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