part of speech: noun

Sentence from text: The church also released, for the first time, an artist’s rendering of the exterior of the Taylorsville edifice.

Definition :

1: BUILDING especially : a large or massive structure 2: a large abstract structure

Synonyms: cathedral, hall, palace, tower

Pseudo-Antonyms: void, crumb, point...

My own sentence for definition 1: After looking around the museum for hours we found a painting that had an edifice in the background.

My own sentence for definition 2: My friend Katie pointed out a edifice from the airplane.

My sketch:

First known use: 14th century

History and Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin aedificium, from aedificare