Definition of Build

1. Noun. Constitution of the human body.

Exact synonyms: Body-build, Habitus, Physique
Generic synonyms: Bodily Property
Specialized synonyms: Lankiness, Dumpiness, Squattiness, Body Type, Somatotype

2. Verb. Make by combining materials and parts. "The men build the bookshelves"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

3. Noun. Alternative names for the body of a human being. "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

4. Verb. Form or accumulate steadily. "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
Exact synonyms: Build Up, Progress, Work Up
Generic synonyms: Develop
Related verbs: Build Up, Ramp Up, Work Up
Derivative terms: Progress

5. Verb. Build or establish something abstract. "Build a reputation"
Exact synonyms: Establish
Generic synonyms: Create, Make

6. Verb. Improve the cleansing action of. "Build detergents"
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate
Derivative terms: Builder

7. Verb. Order, supervise, or finance the construction of. "The government is building new schools in this state"
Generic synonyms: Manage, Oversee, Superintend, Supervise
Derivative terms: Building

8. Verb. Give form to, according to a plan. "Build a million-dollar business"
Generic synonyms: Develop

9. Verb. Be engaged in building. "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
Category relationships: Architecture
Related verbs: Construct, Make
Generic synonyms: Create
Derivative terms: Building

10. Verb. Found or ground. "Build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
Generic synonyms: Base, Establish, Found, Ground

11. Verb. Bolster or strengthen. "Ramp up security in the airports"
Exact synonyms: Build Up, Ramp Up, Work Up
Generic synonyms: Increase
Related verbs: Build Up, Progress, Work Up

12. Verb. Develop and grow. "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
Generic synonyms: Deepen, Intensify
Related verbs: Build Up, Progress, Work Up

Definition of Build

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.

3. n. Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship.

Definition of Build

1. Verb. (transitive) to form (something) by combining materials or parts ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to develop or give form to (something) according to a plan or process ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to increase or strengthen (something) by adding gradually to ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to establish a basis for (something) ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) to form by combining materials or parts ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) to develop in magnitude or extent ¹

7. Noun. The physique of a human body; constitution or structure of a human body. ¹

8. Noun. (computing) any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users ¹

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Definition of Build

1. to construct [v BUILT or BUILDED, BUILDING, BUILDS] - See also: construct

Lexicographical Neighbors of Build

build (current term)
build a better mousetrap
build a fire under
build castles in the air
build in
build into
build on
build on sand
build up
build upon

Literary usage of Build

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: In the by John Tracy Atkyns, Philip Yorke Hardwicke, William Newnam, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1781)
"P.. .. , с in build <n his -'•'•'*•" the pcrf. n ... an owner of ground, for a liberty for the company to build, and the owner, at the time of the treaty, ..."

2. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"The original plan was to build a simple, fast, and serviceable pioneer road, to open access to Interior Alaska as quickly as possible. ..."

3. Publications (1848)
"... captivated in material ^ebcu°ud Babel, they could not possibly build God's altar and ^pi""" temple at Jerusalem, until the yoke and bonds of their first ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"I intend to build a house on it," I said. " Oh, yes, indeed," I replied, ... The right method," I said, " is to build a place thoroughly good in its way, ..."

5. Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books by John Milton (1750)
"... wherein a black bituminous gurge Boils out from under ground, the mouth of Hell: Of brick, and of that fluff they caft to build A city' and tow'r, ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"... that the defendant would build the plaintiff, at his own expense, a nice brick house upon his, said defendant's lot of land, situated immediately east ..."

7. Popular Science Monthly (1902)
"No, no, S. going to build little house for children. No wood—build with stone ... P. build with those. Put other arch up there. P. build with S. Now take ..."

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