Build meaning

bĭld
To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create.

Build a nation; built a successful business out of their corner grocery store.

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To establish a basis for; found or ground.

Build an argument on fact.

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To form by combining materials or parts; construct.
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To cause to be or grow; create or develop.

To build good will, to build up a business.

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To engage in the construction or design of buildings.
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To make something by combining materials or parts.
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To increase in amount, force, etc.; grow or intensify.
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To develop or give form to (something) according to a plan or process.
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To make a basis for; establish.

To build a theory on facts.

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To be in the business of building houses, etc.
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To depend or be based (on)

This theory builds on others.

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The way a thing is built or shaped; form or figure.

A stocky build.

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(1) (verb) To compile a program. See build tool.
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To form (something) by combining materials or parts.
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To establish a basis for (something).
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(intransitive) To form by combining materials or parts.
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(intransitive) To develop in magnitude or extent.
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To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to.

Money building interest in a savings account; build support for a political candidate.

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To develop in magnitude or extent.

Clouds building on the horizon.

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To progress toward a maximum, as of intensity.

Suspense building from the opening scene to the climax.

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The physical makeup of a person or thing, especially one's physique.

An athletic build.

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Any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.
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​ The physique of a human body; constitution or structure of a human body.

Rugby players are of sturdy build.

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(computing) Any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.

The computer company has introduced a new prototype build to beta testers.

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(Internet slang) A structure, nominally an abbreviation of building .

I made a build that looked like the Parthenon in that game.

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To build is defined as to construct, create, establish or put together.

An example of to build is creating a sand castle at the beach.

An example of to build is making a man out of snow.

An example of to build is constructing a house.

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To order, finance, or supervise the construction of.

The administration built several new housing projects.

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build on sand
  • To provide with an unstable foundation:.
    Having bought only high-risk stocks, my portfolio was built on sand.
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build up
  • To make more desirable, attractive, healthy, etc.
    To build up a product by advertising.
  • To erect many buildings in (an area).
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of build

  • Middle English bilden from Old English byldan bheuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English bilden, from Old English byldan (“to build, construct”), from Proto-Germanic *buldijaną, *budlijaną (“to build”), from Proto-Germanic *budlą, *buþlą, *bōdlą, *bōþlą (“house, dwelling, farm”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhōw- (“to swell, grow, thrive, be, live, dwell”). Related to Old English bold (“abode, house, dwelling-place, mansion, hall, castle, temple”). More at bottle.

    From Wiktionary