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. Michael Bennet:

    I think if we have to build a big coalition of Americans -- Democrats, Republicans and independents -- to overcome the broken politics of Washington, DC. It will never fix itself. It will only become more bitter and more partisan if we as a country don't come together and say, we demand something better, i think if we do that, we can not only beat Donald Trump -- we can fix our broken politics in Washington, and we can leave our kids in this country an honorable future that we can be proud of.

  2. Jennifer Morgan:

    Which choices they make matters, to build confidence in the lead up to Paris, in a way which provides enough information that governments and the public understand what countries are committing to do.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    We have to be focused on doing everything we can to build on the progress that President Obama has made, it will not surprise you to hear me say that I was deeply honored when he asked me to be secretary of state. We were partners and we became friends. And I know how hard he worked against implacable hostility at every single turn.

  4. Richard Ojeda:

    We did build this country, OK ? The infrastructure that was used to build this country comes from us. When the rich wage war, it's the poor who fight and die, i don't want to have to buy a plane ticket to see a grandchild. And right now that's the reality for West Virginia, and we deserve so much better.

  5. Boris Johnson:

    We have ample time to get on and build a new free trade partnership, not just with the EU but with countries around the world.

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