Definition of edifice noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈedɪfɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈedɪfɪs//
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a large impressive building an imposing edifice (figurative) Their new manifesto hardly threatens to bring the whole edifice of capitalism crashing down. (figurative) an edifice of lies Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin aedificium, from aedis ‘dwelling’ + facere ‘make’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: edifice