Pronunciation: bĭld
v. t.1.To erect or construct, as an edifice or fabric of any kind; to form by uniting materials into a regular structure; to fabricate; to make; to raise.
[imp. & p. p. Built (bĭlt); p. pr. & vb. n. Building. The regular imp. & p. p. Builded is antiquated.]
2.To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.
3.To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; - frequently with up; as, to build up one's constitution.
I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up.
- Acts xx. 32.
v. i.1.To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.
2.To rest or depend, as on a foundation; to ground one's self or one's hopes or opinions upon something deemed reliable; to rely; as, to build on the opinions or advice of others.
n.1.Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship; a great build on a man.
Noun1.Buildbuild - constitution of the human body
2.Buildbuild - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
Verb1.build - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
Synonyms: construct, make
2.build - form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
3.build - build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
Synonyms: establish
4.build - improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"
5.build - order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state"
6.build - give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business"
7.build - be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
8.build - found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
9.build - bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"
10.build - develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
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-- Build --
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