Build a nation; built a successful business out of their corner grocery store.
Build an argument on fact.
To build good will, to build up a business.
To build a theory on facts.
This theory builds on others.
A stocky build.
Money building interest in a savings account; build support for a political candidate.
Clouds building on the horizon.
Suspense building from the opening scene to the climax.
An athletic build.
The computer company has introduced a new prototype build to beta testers.
I made a build that looked like the Parthenon in that game.
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.
The administration built several new housing projects.
- To provide with an unstable foundation:.Having bought only high-risk stocks, my portfolio was built on sand.
- To make more desirable, attractive, healthy, etc.To build up a product by advertising.
- To erect many buildings in (an area).
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.