What does build mean?

Definitions for build
bɪldbuild

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. physique, build, body-build, habitusnoun

    constitution of the human body

  2. human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, fleshverb

    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, makeverb

    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, progressverb

    form or accumulate steadily

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

  5. build, establishverb

    build or establish something abstract

    "build a reputation"

  6. buildverb

    improve the cleansing action of

    "build detergents"

  7. buildverb

    order, supervise, or finance the construction of

    "The government is building new schools in this state"

  8. buildverb

    give form to, according to a plan

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

  9. buildverb

    be engaged in building

    "These architects build in interesting and new styles"

  10. buildverb

    found or ground

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

  11. build up, work up, build, ramp upverb

    bolster or strengthen

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

  12. buildverb

    develop and grow

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

Wiktionary

  1. buildnoun

    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. buildnoun

    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. buildverb

    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. buildverb

    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. buildverb

    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. buildverb

    to establish a basis for

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

  7. buildverb

    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. Buildverb

    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. Buildverb

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

  3. Buildverb

    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. Buildverb

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

  5. Buildverb

    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. Buildnoun

    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

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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. Wasserman Schultz:

    We have actually bested every single Republican debate from 2008 and 2012 -- you know, in the pre-Trump era. They've got a reality TV show going on the other side of the aisle, and we have a substantive and robust discussion about how to build on the progress that we've made.

  2. Michael Czin:

    For a decade, the DNC has invested in all of our state parties year in, and year out, including those in the South, whether it's working with state parties to build our voter file, investing in our State Party Partnership which funds staff on the ground, or our voter expansion and protection programs, the DNC is there to support state parties across the South. We have a lot of work to do, but we are proud of our investments in southern states over the last decade.

  3. Donald Trump:

    If you didn’t have walls over here, you wouldn’t have a country, the state of California is begging us to build a wall. They don’t talk about that.

  4. Jane Timken:

    I am the candidate that can build a winning coalition of the Donald Trump supporters and the education parents and bring back those suburban voters... in order to not only win a primary but win the general election. You have to be a candidate of addition.

  5. Jerry Brown:

    This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life, and National Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws.

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