Part of speech: noun

A large building.

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Usage examples "edifice":

  1. About an hour before dark, and a league before reaching the village of Opocheque, I saw on the left, near the road, a high mound, with an edifice on its top, which at that distance, as seen through the trees, seemed almost entire. - "Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I.", John L. Stephens.
  2. Ah, we are now within a stone's throw of the church- a noble edifice, complete with one bell. - "The Brother of Daphne", Dornford Yates.
  3. There is, in fact, no proper approach to this interesting edifice. - "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One", Thomas Frognall Dibdin.