Definitions for: Build


[n] constitution of the human body
[n] alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
[v] develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
[v] form steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"
[v] increase or strengthen gradually; "This investment is building interest"; "We worked up courage"
[v] improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"
[v] found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
[v] make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
[v] build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
[v] be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
[v] give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business"
[v] order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state"



Webster (1913) Definition: Build, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Built; p. pr. & vb. n.
Building. The regular imp. & p. p. Builded is
antiquated.] [OE. bulden, bilden, AS. byldan to build, fr.
bold house; cf. Icel. b[=o]l farm, abode, Dan. bol small
farm, OSw. bol, b["o]le, house, dwelling, fr. root of Icel.
b?a to dwell; akin to E. be, bower, boor. [root]97.]
1. 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.

Nor aught availed him now To have built in heaven
high towers. --Milton.

2. To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or
produce by using appropriate means.

Who builds his hopes in air of your good looks.
--Shak.

3. To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and
stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; --
frequently with up; as, to build up one's constitution.

I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace,
which is able to build you up. --Acts xx. 32.

Syn: To erect; construct; raise; found; frame.


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

2. To rest or depend, as on a foundation; to ground one's
self or one's hopes or opinions upon something deemed
reliable; to rely; as, to build on the opinions or advice
of others.


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

Synonyms: anatomy, bod, body-build, chassis, construct, establish, figure, flesh, form, frame, habitus, human body, make, material body, physical body, physique, physique, shape, soma

See Also: adult body, ameliorate, amend, base, better, bodily property, body, body type, cantilever, channelise, channelize, corduroy, create, customise, customize, deepen, develop, develop, dumpiness, erect, establish, female body, found, frame up, frames, groin, ground, homo, human, human being, improve, increase, individual, intensify, juvenile body, lankiness, lock, male body, man, manage, meliorate, mortal, organic structure, oversee, person, physical structure, put up, raise, rear, rebuild, reconstruct, set up, somatotype, somebody, someone, soul, squattiness, superintend, supervise, wattle

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