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ˈbɪl dərbuilder

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. builder, detergent buildernoun

    a substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action

  2. buildernoun

    a person who creates a business or who organizes and develops a country

    "empire builder"

  3. builder, constructornoun

    someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)


  1. buildernoun

    A person who builds or constructs things.

  2. buildernoun

    A bodybuilder.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buildernoun

    one who builds; one whose occupation is to build, as a carpenter, a shipwright, or a mason


  1. Builder

    Builder is a United States Navy occupational rating. A builder is responsible for the construction and repair of wood, concrete, and masonry structures. Their work can involve sheet rock, ceramic tile, or painting, while senior personnel deal with material estimates and labor projections. Builders also conduct the Navy's combat and disaster preparedness operations. The Builder's rating badge shows two traditional tools for construction - the carpenter's square and the plumb-bob. At the Master Chief Petty Officer level, Builder merges with the Engineering Aide and Steelworker ratings. At this level, they are referred to as a Master Chief Constructionman.

Editors Contribution

  1. builder

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, skills, qualifications and training to build.

    The builder was truthful, honest, kind and helpful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 24, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'builder' in Nouns Frequency: #1911

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of builder in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of builder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of builder in a Sentence

  1. Scott Risan:

    We do a really good job with the safety of the airplanes, it's up to the builder to use good judgment when they are building and maintaining the airplane. The lawsuit seems to be kind of attacking the industry in general and that's unfortunate.

  2. Middle East:

    China has earned much of its leverage in the region, especially on the African side of the Red Sea/Gulf of Aden, by becoming the leading financier and builder of infrastructure projects such as dams, roads, railways, and IT networks.

  3. John Ruskin:

    No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.

  4. Renzo Stone:

    A builder is like a little god - somebody who does things, doesn't just draw things.

  5. Christi Toth:

    Right after he was initially diagnosed, I was in a Bible study, and I really felt like God was telling me that Andy was going through this as a faith builder— to build my faith and our faith— and there was part of me that knew he never would really die.

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