Definition of Builder

1. Noun. A substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action.

2. Noun. A person who creates a business or who organizes and develops a country. "Empire builder"
Generic synonyms: Creator

3. Noun. Someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building).

Definition of Builder

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

Definition of Builder

1. Noun. A person who builds or constructs things. ¹

2. Noun. (rare bodybuilding) A bodybuilder. ¹

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Definition of Builder

1. one that builds [n -S] - See also: builds

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Builder

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
builder (current term)
builder's bum
builder's cleavage
builder's tea
builders' tea
building block
building blocks
building code
building codes
building complex

Literary usage of Builder

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

1. On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish by Eugene O'Curry (1873)
"Alen was the Caiseal The «ai*, builder of Constantinople. ... Bole, the son of Blar, was the AoM-builder of Cruachan. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"A contract entered Into by the builder with a third person, by the terms of which the third person obligated himself to do and perform for the builder ..."

3. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"From this position the modern builder has arisen under the stimulus of ... Hence arose the modern builder—namely, a chief executive, who organizes and ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1885)
"The following is a list of Barry's works from the 'builder;' references are ... New Palace, Westminster, Arcade and Enclosure, New Palace Yard (builder, ..."

5. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1908)
"THE PRODUCTION of "The Master builder" by Madame Alia Nazimova and her company ... Ibsen has not pronounced anything new in "The Master builder"—only he has ..."

6. Buddhist Legends by Buddhaghoṣa (1921)
"The prince, the builder, and the magic bird. A builder erects a magnificent palace for a ... He confides his plan to a friend, who informs the builder. ..."

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