• WordNet 3.6
    • n outbuilding a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Outbuilding A building separate from, and subordinate to, the main house; an outhouse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n outbuilding A building near or subordinate to a main building; an outhouse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outbuilding owt′bild-ing a building separate from, but used in connection with, a dwelling-house or a main building: an outhouse.
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In literature:

Berthe, built in the twelfth century, and several outbuildings around a courtyard.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
On ground in cellars, about barns and outbuildings.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
As Esther stepped out she saw Miss Charlotte coming towards her from the group of outbuildings, carrying a basket of eggs.
"The Carroll Girls" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
There were also connected with it quite a number of outbuildings of very considerable dimensions.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
A tramp, who, unknowing, had taken shelter in an outbuilding, waking in the night, saw the light.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
It stood apart, fully one hundred yards from the nearest outbuildings.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Along the crest were fences, outbuildings, and the farm house.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
The fire, evidently, was confined for the moment to one, or possibly two, of the small outbuildings.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
Betty went into the pig house, the chicken house and yard, and every outbuilding.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
Beyond these outbuildings began the outskirts of the wood, beautiful stately pines growing thick and close.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
In summer such outbuildings are empty, the cattle being in the fields.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
The negro was busy cooking supper in the outbuilding which served as a kitchen.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
The store was a long, whitewashed, one-story house, the bedrooms in the rear, and all kinds of outbuildings round about.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
While this was going on in the cabin Dave ran to the outbuilding where he brought forth the several horses and saddled and bridled them.
"Marching on Niagara" by Edward Stratemeyer
It was no easy matter to enclose hastily a number of scattered outbuildings, occupying nearly two acres of ground.
"Jasper Lyle" by Harriet Ward
At one time it had been a farm house, but most of the outbuildings had been removed.
"Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S." by Percy F. Westerman
He distinguished her readily by her outline, though she and the rest were hidden in the somber shadows of the outbuildings.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
The house and outbuildings were well back from the dirt road.
"Swamp Cat" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
Otherwise it was very much like the surrounding farms, with a substantial house and the usual barns and outbuildings.
"The Black Fawn" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
Behind the house, on either side, curved colonnades lead to the kitchens, with other outbuildings beyond.
"America, Volume I (of 6)" by Joel Cook

In news:

Firefighters where able to protect several smaller outbuildings, but in the process one firefighter was injured with minor second degree burns.
The fire, which was reported at 4:10 pm, started after an unattended brush fire spread to an outbuilding and then to the home 20 to 30 feet away, according to Chief Jim Hardy of the Bluefield, Va. More details to come.
Saturday night, firefighters were called to an unattached garage and outbuilding burning on Tiller Road south of town.
Hundreds of firefighters are battling a fast-moving wildland fire near Anza that destroyed a mobile home and outbuilding.
A Baxter man has been arrested for breaking into an outbuilding and stealing a riding lawn mower in the Silver Point area.
Weather service meteorologist John Robinson says three mobile homes, a duplex, three barns, and four outbuildings were damaged .
A wildfire near Helena has destroyed at least three homes, along with an undetermined amount of outbuildings, mobile homes, and vehicles.
There are 18 acres of land, a pond, outbuildings and two homes on the site.
Greg Graziani, star of the reality TV show "Python Hunters " on NatGeoTV, breeds reptiles in an outbuilding on his property in Venus.
T o all the world, the outbuilding next to a grand home in Rehoboth Beach looked like a humble garage.
Flames damage outbuilding in Parkland .
Anita de Biase has turned her garage, shed and outbuildings into a cooking and storage complex.
FORT COLLINS — Larimer County will reduce building fees by $1,000 for residents to rebuild homes or outbuildings destroyed by wildfire, as long as insurance does not cover the fees.
The property in southwestern France was idyllic, but its old mill, built in 1822, and three flanking outbuildings had fallen into terrible disrepair.
Sand Creek Post & Beam offers authentic post and beam wood barns and outbuilding kits that combine modern technology with the strength of post and beam construction.