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[out-bil-ding] /ˈaʊtˌbɪl dɪŋ/
a detached building subordinate to a main building.
1620-30; out- + building Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for outbuilding
  • Bags should be sealed at the end of the day and removed to a garage or outbuilding.
  • Rooms in the hotel's restored outbuilding have original beams, stone walls and access to the courtyard garden.
  • Open-hearth cooking is demonstrated in the outbuilding.
  • The property also contains an outbuilding of undetermined origin.
  • Firefighters found an outbuilding, similar to a garage, on fire.
  • The property also contains an historic outbuilding, once used as a corncrib.
  • The second outbuilding is located to the northeast of the staff parking and functions as a livestock barn.
  • The first signs of damage were to a metal roof which was peeled away from a farm outbuilding.
British Dictionary definitions for outbuilding


a building subordinate to but separate from a main building; outhouse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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