Noun: building bil-ding
Verb: build (built) bild
- A structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
"there was a three-story building on the corner";
- The act of constructing something
"his hobby was the building of boats";
- The commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
"workers in the building trades";
- The occupants of a building
"the entire building complained about the noise"
- 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"
Derived forms: buildings
Type of: ameliorate, amend, assemblage, base, better, business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, construction, create, creating from raw materials, deepen, develop, establish, found, gathering, ground, improve, increase, intensify, make, manage, meliorate, mend, oversee, structure, superintend, supervise
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