Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A building separate from but associated with a main building.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A building, such as a barn, shed, or garage, that is separate from, but associated with some main building

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A building separate from, and subordinate to, the main house; an outhouse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A building near or subordinate to a main building; an outhouse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building

Etymologies

out +‎ building (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What remained of the outbuilding was a heap of redstone, discolored by soot and ashes.

    Soarer's Choice

  • The walk from his home to the outbuilding was a short one.

    Dirge

  • The photograph of the outbuilding is their sugar shack where they make the most delicious, sweet maple syrup in March.

    Ilka's Attic -- Mixed-Media Artist Susan Tuttle

  • At the time of the slaying, Hernandez was staying in the metal outbuilding, which is owned by some of his relatives and where Garcia also sometimes stayed the night, according to sheriff's investigators.

    10News.com - Local News

  • When Obama spoke of innovation and "outbuilding" the rest of the world, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) joined Democrats in applause, but his seatmate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), stared straight ahead.

    A spirit of camaraderie, at least for a while

  • It appeared that, with the exception of a very little, they had stored their powder in a kind of outbuilding which they constructed, placing it at a distance for safety's sake.

    Marie An Episode in The Life of the late Allan Quatermain

  • "The walk from his home to the outbuilding was a short one.

    Dirge

  • House was therefore a kind of inorganic addition to pent-, a renovated Germanic structure attached to the older, Franco-Latin outbuilding.

    The English Is Coming!

  • The aircraft hangs in an outbuilding in the yard of his retirement home.

    Hand-built aircraft focus of NTSB study

  • The videos also show children in diapers screaming as they attempt in vain to escape from their doctor before he rapes them in an outbuilding at his office where he took children for candy and toys.

    Delaware ex-pediatrician guilty of child sex abuse

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