Definition of building site in English:

building site

noun

  • An area where a structure is being constructed or repaired.

    • ‘The construction materials are very expensive but there are more building sites than workers available.’
    • ‘John worked on various building sites during the early 1920s, including the construction of Wembley Stadium.’
    • ‘Athens, a site of great historical interest, was a building site a matter of months ago.’
    • ‘Industrial and construction noises from factories and building sites also produced a barrage of complaints.’
    • ‘The site is still a building site, with stacks of concrete blocks and scaffolding in the bare corridors.’
    • ‘Would you like to grade a building site with the same ease that you play a computer game?’
    • ‘For as long as six years the families at the Shandon site were living on what was nothing more than a building site.’
    • ‘He's a big man with a withering sense of humour honed after a generation on Scottish building sites where getting brickies to trowel cement more quickly is a form of black art.’
    • ‘Petty cash, company stationary, mobile phones and laptops rank high among items stolen from offices, building sites and changing rooms.’
    • ‘From 1909 Galerkin began to study building sites and construction works throughout Europe.’
    • ‘Her mother's family were construction engineers and through visiting building sites as a child she became interested in construction.’
    • ‘The move should help keep down construction inflation costs and make building sites safer.’
    • ‘It depicts a construction worker hanging desperately from a steel girder on a building site.’
    • ‘Just in the last few weeks it's started to change from being a building site to buildings.’
    • ‘This considers advertisement hoardings to be acceptable around building sites or where they screen unsightly areas.’
    • ‘For that reason, he uses a rock milling machine when excavating for streets, highways, and building sites.’
    • ‘Amish construction groups travel to building sites for commercial and residential construction.’
    • ‘There have been many reports of machinery having been stolen at building sites at various locations around the area.’
    • ‘Mr Kelleher said it was understandable that children would have a natural curiosity about building sites but safety had to remain a priority.’
    • ‘During 1946, up to one fifth of all farm work in Britain was being done by German POWs, and they were also employed on road works and building sites.’

Pronunciation

building site