What does Build mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. physique, build, body-build, habitus(noun)

    constitution of the human body

  2. human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh(verb)

    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"

  3. construct, build, make(verb)

    make by combining materials and parts

    "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

  4. build up, work up, build, progress(verb)

    form or accumulate steadily

    "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

  5. build, establish(verb)

    build or establish something abstract

    "build a reputation"

  6. build(verb)

    improve the cleansing action of

    "build detergents"

  7. build(verb)

    order, supervise, or finance the construction of

    "The government is building new schools in this state"

  8. build(verb)

    give form to, according to a plan

    "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business"

  9. build(verb)

    be engaged in building

    "These architects build in interesting and new styles"

  10. build(verb)

    found or ground

    "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"

  11. build up, work up, build, ramp up(verb)

    bolster or strengthen

    "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"

  12. build(verb)

    develop and grow

    "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"


  1. build(Noun)

    The physique of a human body; constitution or structure of a human body.

    Rugby players are of sturdy build.

  2. build(Noun)

    any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users

  3. build(Verb)

    to form by combining materials or parts

  4. build(Verb)

    to develop or give form to according to a plan or process

  5. build(Verb)

    to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to

  6. build(Verb)

    to establish a basis for

  7. build(Verb)

    to develop in magnitude or extent

  8. Origin: From bilden, from byldan, from buldijanan, from budlan, from bhōw-. Related to bold. More at bottle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Build(verb)

    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

  2. Build(verb)

    to raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means

  3. Build(verb)

    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

  4. Build(verb)

    to exercise the art, or practice the business, of building

  5. Build(verb)

    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

  6. Build(noun)

    form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Build

    bild, v.t. to erect, as a house or bridge: to form or construct, as a railway, &c.—v.i. to depend (with on, upon):—pa.p. built or build′ed.—n. construction: make.—ns. Build′er, one who builds, or who controls the actual work of building; Build′ing, the art of erecting houses, &c.: anything built: a house.—p.adj. Built, formed or shaped.—Build in, to enclose by building; Build up, to close up by building, as a door: to erect any edifice, as a reputation: to edify spiritually, as the church. [A.S. gebyld, bold, a dwelling, from an assumed byldan, to build.]


  1. BUILD

    BUILD provides real-world entrepreneurial experience that empowers youth from under-served communities to excel in education, lead in their communities, and succeed professionally.The target BUILD student easily understands and admires entrepreneurship and financial success. The four-year BUILD curriculum uses entrepreneurship education as the motivator to get these students interested in applying to and attending a four-year college.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. build

    A vessel's form or construction.

Editors Contribution

  1. build

    To create or form.

    They did build the garden shed together easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 14, 2020  
  2. build

    To create using a plan.

    They chose to build a new house on their new land.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Build' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1602

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Build' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1204

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Build' in Verbs Frequency: #97

How to pronounce Build?

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How to say Build in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Build in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Build in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Build in a Sentence

  1. Don Kohn:

    She has worked hard to build a committee consensus, this is a very difficult decision that isn’t clear cut one way or another. It’s up to the chair to find and guide the center of gravity.

  2. Louis Leterrier:

    It's not like I can go and cast Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts and I know what Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts're going to bring to me, i had to build my Brad Pitt and build my Julia Roberts and describe to incredible sculptors the emotion that I wanted to depict and the raw puppets to have. It's so important, in the colors, the textures, everything -- every detail in a certain puppet is creating a character.

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    Isn't it strange that ... people build walls to keep an enemy out, and there's only one part of the world and one philosophy where they have to build walls to keep their people in.

  4. Eric Burkett:

    This is our forever home, Eric Burkett said, holding back tears as Eric Burkett six year old son Lochlen patted his arm. There's a master bathroom that is completely accessible. There are adaptive showers so that Eric Burkett can bathe Eric Burkett and self-lowering shelves in the state-of-the-art kitchen, so that now Eric Burkett can cook again for Eric Burkett family. The idea of getting up and moving around freely without thinking about logistics. Should I use a chair ? Should I use crutches ? All that's gone, Eric Burkett said. Pointing to the wall of Eric Burkett new home outside Pittsburgh, this Marine has a few reminders from Flag Day that Eric Burkett life changed on a training mission in Morocco. That is actually of one of the prop rotors of the V-22 that crashed. On the back of that, I don't know how many Marines signed that, Eric Burkett said. The foundation started by actor Gary Sinise, best known for Gary Sinise role as Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, is trying to build 10 to 12 homes per year for severely injured veterans and first responders. It will hand over the keys to its 50th smart home this August. Donations from Home Depot, JC Penny, GE, Benjamin Moore and the Semper Fi Fund among others made Home Depot possible. Fox News first told the Burketts' story in 2014 while The Burketts ' and The Burketts ' family were recovering at Walter Reed. The Burketts ' and The Burketts ' wife were raising their four children at the time in a set of tiny rooms at the hospital. They have since given birth to twins, Nolynn and Roawyn, who are now 18 months old. A master archer, Eric Burkett began competing as a Paralympian in an effort to begin to heal after the crash. I hate shooting from a wheelchair. A lot of guys don't mind it because you're a little bit lower, you don't have to worry about this instability of your legs.

  5. Adelle Davis:

    As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.

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