What does a "residential building" mean

Residential building, the

House that is intended and designed for people to live in; House in which a certain (known, famous) person lives

Synonymous with residential buildings


with adjective attribute: a two-story, two-story [etc.] residential building; the parental home; the neighboring, collapsed, surrounding houses

in coordination: garage, barn, stable and house; Office buildings, factories, industrial buildings, shops, stores, palaces, workshops and apartment buildings

as accusative object: evacuate residential buildings

Has prepositional group / object: residential buildings from the Wilhelminian era, with apartments, with [four, six, etc.] residential units

as a genitive attribute: the tenants of a residential building

with genitive attribute: the home of the architect, the poet, the family, the artist, the writer

in comparative word / nominal group: build, erect, use, plan something as a residential house; serve as a residential building

as active subject: sb. House houses [now a museum]


Four houses in Katzhütte caught fire on Monday morning and were so badly damaged that they are uninhabitable.

Above Apia [capital of the island state of Samoa] is Vailima, the former home of the writer Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) - today a museum. [Die Welt, April 6, 2019]

If the factories were previously built according to the diverse patterns of apartments, now the houses and public buildings looked like factories in endless uniformity. [Kurz, Robert: Schwarzbuch Kapitalismus, Frankfurt a. M .: Eichborn 1999, p. 399]

The castle is spacious, but outwardly not tasteful because it was converted from an old house. [Bismarck, Hedwig von: Memories from the life of a 95-year-old. In: Simons, Oliver (ed.) Deutsche Autobiographien 1690–1930, Berlin: Directmedia Publ. 2004 [1910], p. 7635]

The homestead consisted of a house, a barn and a small shed. [Rehbein, Franz: The life of a farm worker. In: Simons, Oliver (ed.) Deutsche Autobiographien 1690–1930, Berlin: Directmedia Publ. 2004 [1911], p. 55003]