[ ed-uh-fis ]
/ ˈɛd ə fɪs /
a building, especially one of large size or imposing appearance.
any large, complex system or organization.
Words nearby edifice
Origin of edifice
OTHER WORDS FROM edificeed·i·fi·cial [ed-uh-fish-uh l] /ˌɛd əˈfɪʃ əl/, adjectiveun·ed·i·fi·cial, adjective
synonym study for edifice
1. See building.
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Examples from the Web for edificial
Like most of the West Coast towns of the arid zone, Iquique is devoid of edificial interest.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for edificial
/ (ˈɛdɪfɪs) /
a building, esp a large or imposing one
a complex or elaborate institution or organization
Derived forms of edificeedificial (ˌɛdɪˈfɪʃəl), adjective
Word Origin for edifice
C14: from Old French, from Latin aedificium, from aedificāre to build; see edify
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