Verb: build (built) bild
Noun: build bild
- Make by combining materials and parts
"Some eccentric built an electric brassiere warmer";
- construct, make
- Form or accumulate steadily
"Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border";
- build up, work up, progress
- Build or create something abstract
"build a reputation";
- (chemistry) improve the cleansing action of
- Order, supervise, or finance the construction of
"The government is building new schools in this state"
- Give form to, according to a plan
"build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business"
- (architecture) be engaged in building
"These architects build in interesting and new styles"
- Found or ground
"build a defence on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
- Bolster or strengthen
"build up confidence";
- build up, work up, ramp up
- Develop and grow
"Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
- The particular type of human body (size, weight, height, etc.)
- physique, body-build, habitus
- An alternative name for the body of a human being
- human body, physical body, material body, soma, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh
- (computing) a particular distinct version of a software product, generated by compiling a specific version of the source code
Sounds like: billed
Derived forms: built, builds, building
Type of: ameliorate, amend, base, better, bodily property, body, create, deepen, develop, establish, found, ground, improve, increase, intensify, make, manage, meliorate, mend, organic structure, oversee, physical structure, superintend, supervise
Part of: homo, human, human being, individual, man, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
Encyclopedia: Build, Operate and Transfer