What does build mean?

Definitions for build

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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 form by combining materials or parts

  8. build(Verb)

    to develop in magnitude or extent

  9. 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.

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. Conte Vittorio Alfieri:

    What we plan we build.

  2. Nan Whaley:

    We like to build community.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I’m Trump. I build things.

  4. Whitey Ford:

    I used enough mud to build a dam.

  5. Colin Grant:

    To build a gym is $4 or $5 million.

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