What does Built mean?

Definitions for Built

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. built, reinforcedadjective

    (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness

    "the built liquid detergents"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Builtnoun

    The form; the structure.

    Etymology: from build.

    As is the built, so different is the fight;
    Their mounting shot is on our sails design’d;
    Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light,
    And through the yielding planks a passage find. Dryden.

    There is hardly any country, which has so little shipping as Ireland; the reason must be, the scarcity of timber proper for this built. William Temple.


  1. built

    Built can refer to the past tense of the verb "build," which means to construct, create or assemble something by combining materials or elements. It can also be used as an adjective to describe something that has been constructed or made, such as a built-in shelf or a built environment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Built

    of Build

  2. Builtnoun

    shape; build; form of structure; as, the built of a ship

  3. Builtadjective

    formed; shaped; constructed; made; -- often used in composition and preceded by the word denoting the form; as, frigate-built, clipper-built, etc

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. built

    A prefix to denote the construction of a vessel, as carvel or clinker-built, bluff-built, frigate-built, sharp-built, &c.; English, French, or American built, &c.

Editors Contribution

  1. built

    Constructed or formed.

    The house was built with beautiful materials that caused it to look like it sits perfectly within the hillside.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Built' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #776

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Built' in Written Corpus Frequency: #942

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Built in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Built in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Built in a Sentence

  1. Venkat Rapaka:

    The goal is to enable them to be built faster, cheaper and more secure.

  2. Stephen Bittel:

    When my personal situation becomes distracting to our core mission of electing Democrats and making Florida better, it is time for me to step aside, i am proud of what we have built as a Party and the wins we have had for Florida families, but I apologize for all who have felt uncomfortable during my tenure at Florida Democratic Party.

  3. Jon Herrity:

    I planned it in 10 minutes, built it in 15 minutes, i think a lot of people were laughing at that. They were like, is this guy really serious ?

  4. William Palin:

    It is not known where exactly in the palace these rooms were located, but they date to the Henrician period (the time of Henry VIII), they could be part of the armoury or the remains of one of the several houses built for courtiers on this part of the site.

  5. Dina Kaplan:

    From the outside, my life looked immaculate, i didn’t tell anyone that I had built up so much anxiety and so much stress… thatit was taking a toll on my body.

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