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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebuild, reconstructverb

    build again

    "The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"


  1. rebuildnoun

    An act of rebuilding.

  2. rebuildverb

    To build again.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Rebuildverb

    To reedify; to restore from demolition; to repair.

    Etymology: re and build.

    The fines imposed there were the more questioned, and repined against, because they were assigned to the rebuilding and repairing of St. Paul’s church. Edward Hyde.

    Fine is the secret, delicate the art,
    To raise the shades of heroes to our view,
    Rebuild fall’n empires, and old time renew. Thomas Tickell.


  1. rebuild

    Rebuild generally refers to the process of making extensive repairs, changes, modifications or improvements to something that is damaged, destroyed, outdated, or dysfunctional in order to return it to its original state or improve upon it. This can apply to physical structures, like houses or cars, as well as abstract concepts, like relationships or economies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rebuildverb

    to build again, as something which has been demolished; to construct anew; as, to rebuild a house, a wall, a wharf, or a city

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rebuild

    rē-bild′, v.t. to build again: to renew.—n. Rebuild′er.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rebuild' in Verbs Frequency: #946

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebuild in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebuild in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of rebuild in a Sentence

  1. Tom Perez:

    We had to rebuild our infrastructure and rebuild trust, and I believe we have made great progress in both those areas.

  2. Detrue:

    Trust is like broken glass, sometimes it's better to leave it broken than to cut yourself trying to rebuild it.

  3. Thomas Hirsch:

    We're survivors. We'll rebuild, we'll come back and take whatever little insurance money they had, clean it off, rebuild it and make it nicer than it was before.

  4. J. Michael Straczynski:

    When something we value is destroyed, we rebuild it.

  5. Napolean Hill:

    When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

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