What does builder mean?

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ˈbɪl dərbuilder

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word builder.

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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Buildernoun

    He that builds; an architect.

    Etymology: from build.

    But fore-accounting oft makes builders miss;
    They found, they felt, they had no lease of bliss. Philip Sidney.

    When they, which had seen the beauty of the first temple built by Solomon, beheld how far it excelled the second, which had not builders of like abilities, the tears of their grieved eyes the prophets endeavoured, with comforts, to wipe away. Richard Hooker, b. v. § 14.

    Mark’d out for such an use, as if ’twere meant
    T’ invite the builder, and his choice prevent. John Denham.

    Her wings with lengthen’d honour let her spread,
    And, by her greatness, shew her builder’s fame. Matthew Prior.


  1. builder

    A builder is a professional or individual who constructs, designs, or repairs structures, typically buildings or houses. They interpret architectural plans, assemble necessary materials, and oversees the construction process, often working with additional tradespeople such as plumbers or electricians. Builders can refer to both a person or a company that employs a team of construction professionals. Additionally, the term can metaphorically apply to someone who creates or develops concepts, ideas, or plans.

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. Edwin Markham:

    We all are blind until we seeThat in the human planNothing is worth the making ifIt does not make the man. Why build these cities gloriousIf man unbuilded goes?In vain we build the world, unlessThe builder also grows.

  2. Jerry Konter:

    It appears the low point for builder sentiment in this cycle was registered in December, even as many builders continue to use a variety of incentives, including price reductions, to bolster sales, the rise in builder sentiment also means that cycle lows for permits and starts are likely near, and a rebound for home building could be underway later in 2023.

  3. John F. Kennedy:

    The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.

  4. Kevin Harvick:

    You always re-establish new goals, i think as you come into this year knowing that you can do the things that we did last year, that's very rewarding. But it's also a great confidence builder for our race team and our guys. We know we can win races.

  5. Hannah Jones:

    Cooling buyer demand and builder confidence led to slower single-family construction and a shift in builder focus to multi-family last year.

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