What does build mean?

Definitions for build
bɪldbuild

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. build(Noun)

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

    Rugby players are of sturdy build.

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

  2. build(Noun)

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

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

  3. build(Verb)

    to form by combining materials or parts

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

  4. build(Verb)

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

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

  5. build(Verb)

    to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to

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

  6. build(Verb)

    to establish a basis for

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

  7. build(Verb)

    to develop in magnitude or extent

    Etymology: 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.]

CrunchBase

  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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Numerology

  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. Jason Wood:

    The allegations that have surfaced today are absurd and untrue, over the past 13 years I have worked tirelessly to build a successful agency through integrity and hard work. I am disappointed that there are those who have chosen to spread some irresponsible and harmful rumors.

  2. Anita McBride:

    For Laura Bush, education, for Mrs. Obama, it started out with concern about her own children. So it's something that they care about ... from that, you utilize the convening authority that you have as first lady to pull the best experts together. Having the platform of the White House brings attention to the issue. Once you use your own background and interest as a platform to build your initiatives, then you can roll out the things you feel most passionately about.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    The only thing that's changed as a result of this opening is that now the Cuban government has more sources of money from which to build out their repressive apparatus.

  4. Joe Biden:

    There's an enormous number of really qualified people, and one of the ways to deal with age is to build a bench... to build a bench of younger, really qualified people.

  5. Mina Abdelmalak:

    This is a classic issue in Egypt, even after you struggle to get permission from the president to build a church, you still have to face the mob, which rejects the idea of having a church built in their neighborhood.

Images & Illustrations of build

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