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GOVERNMENT BUILDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does government building mean? 

GOVERNMENT BUILDING (noun)
  The noun GOVERNMENT BUILDING has 1 sense:

1. a building that houses a branch of government

  Familiarity information: GOVERNMENT BUILDING used as a noun is very rare.


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GOVERNMENT BUILDING (noun)


Sense 1government building [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A building that houses a branch of government

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("government building" is a kind of...):

building; edifice (a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "government building"):

diplomatic building (government building in which diplomats live or work)

capitol (a building occupied by a state legislature)

chancellery (a government building housing the office of a chancellor)

courthouse (a government building that houses the offices of a county government)

customhouse; customshouse (a government building where customs are collected and where ships are cleared to enter or leave the country)

town hall (a government building that houses administrative offices of a town government)

Statehouse (a government building in which a state legislature meets)

Instance hyponyms:

Pentagon (a government building with five sides that serves as the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense)

Capitol; Capitol Building (the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet)

White House (the government building that serves as the residence and office of the President of the United States)


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