Underbuilding \Un"der*build`ing\, n. Same as {Substruction}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • underbuilding — noun A substructure; foundation; infrastructure. It appears from the evidence that although the Dean of Guild authorities considered the defective underbuilding to have been sufficient to warrant the demolition of the wall, it must have otherwise …   Wiktionary

  • underbuilding — n. * * * …   Universalium

  • underbuilding — v. build too little, build less than what is needed, not construct enough …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underbuilding — n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Substruction — Sub*struc tion, n. [L. substructio, fr. substruere, substructum, to build beneath; sub under + struere to build.] (Arch.) Underbuilding; the foundation, or any preliminary structure intended to raise the lower floor or basement of a building… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underbuild — v., underbuilt, underbuilding. * * * …   Universalium

  • foundation — noun /faʊ̯nˈdei̯ʃn̩/ a) The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect. The foundation of his institute has been wrought with difficulty. b) That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is… …   Wiktionary

  • substructure — noun a) The supporting part of a structure (either physical or organizational; the foundation); underbuilding. b) The earth or …   Wiktionary

  • base — Synonyms and related words: CP, GHQ, HQ, Mickey Mouse, abhorrent, abject, abominable, acid, acidity, agent, alkali, alkalinity, alloisomer, anchor, angle, anion, antacid, antecedents, arrant, atom, atrocious, awful, background, bad, baluster,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • basement — Synonyms and related words: WC, archives, armory, arsenal, attic, backhouse, bank, base, baseboard, basis, bathroom, bay, bearing wall, bed, bedding, bedrock, bin, bonded warehouse, bookcase, bottom, box, bunker, buttery, can, cargo dock, cellar …   Moby Thesaurus

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