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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.

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.

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. Foster Friess:

    Think of the witness that he gives, i don't care if he doesn't make it to dog catcher. I'm willing to pay for this guy's example of being a bridge builder, of being civil, of having politics work like it should. The money I've spent was well worth it to get the message out.

  2. Engineer.AI:

    Builder.ai wants to make software as ‘easy as ordering pizza

  3. Jordan Burroughs:

    Kim Hyeon-woo might see this as an exhibition, i see it as a legacy builder. A lot of people out here are seeing me for the first time, maybe for the last time. I want to give them something to remember.

  4. Joel Payne:

    That's the challenge for Bernie, to prove he is someone who can be a real coalition-builder and lead a party.

  5. Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami:

    He was there as the Pope and as a bridge builder, he was calling us to dialogue, using a softer approach so as not to have the other side raise their defenses.

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    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • A. impurity
    • B. anil
    • C. ternion
    • D. jab

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