Building vs Backhouse - What's the difference?

building | backhouse |


As nouns the difference between building and backhouse

is that building is (uncountable) the act or process of building while backhouse is a smaller building behind a main building; often a privy.

As a verb building

is .

building

English

Etymology 1

(etyl)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (uncountable) The act or process of building.
  • A closed structure with walls and a roof.
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    Synonyms
    * (act or process of building) construction * (closed structure with walls and a roof) edifice * See also
    Derived terms
    * apartment building * * building blocks * building permit * building society * building trade * office building * outbuilding * shipbuilding * bodybuilding * main building

    See also

    * (wikipedia)

    Etymology 2

    See (build)

    Verb

    (head)
  • backhouse

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A smaller building behind a main building; often a privy.
  • (Webster 1913)