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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • v. To form by combining materials or parts; construct.
  • v. To order, finance, or supervise the construction of: The administration built several new housing projects.
  • v. 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.
  • v. To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to: money building interest in a savings account; build support for a political candidate.
  • v. To establish a basis for; found or ground: build an argument on fact.
  • verb-intransitive. To make something by combining materials or parts.
  • verb-intransitive. To engage in the construction or design of buildings: "Each of the three architects built in a different style” ( Dwight Macdonald).
  • verb-intransitive. To develop in magnitude or extent: clouds building on the horizon.
  • verb-intransitive. To progress toward a maximum, as of intensity: suspense building from the opening scene to the climax.
  • n. The physical makeup of a person or thing; physique: an athletic build.
  • n. Computer Science Any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.
  • phrasal-verb. in To construct or include as an integral part of: a wall with shelving that was built in; build stability into the economy.
  • phrasal-verb. on To use as a basis or foundation: We must build on our recent success.
  • phrasal-verb. build up To develop or increase in stages or by degrees: built up the business; building up my endurance for the marathon.
  • phrasal-verb. build up To accumulate or collect: sediment building up on the ocean floor.
  • phrasal-verb. build up To bolster: build up the product with a massive ad campaign; built up my hopes after the interview.
  • phrasal-verb. build up To fill up (an area) with buildings.
  • idiom. build on sand To provide with an unstable foundation: Having bought only high-risk stocks, my portfolio was built on sand.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. to form (something) by combining materials or parts
  • v. to develop or give form to (something) according to a plan or process
  • v. to increase or strengthen (something) by adding gradually to
  • v. to establish a basis for (something)
  • v. to form by combining materials or parts
  • v. to develop in magnitude or extent
  • n. The physique of a human body; constitution or structure of a human body.
  • n. any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users
  • n. a structure, nominally an abbreviation of building (see usage notes below).
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • v. 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.
  • v. To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.
  • v. To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; -- frequently with up.
  • verb-intransitive. To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.
  • verb-intransitive. 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.
  • n. Form or mode of construction; general figure; make.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To frame or construct, as an edifice; form by uniting materials into a regular structure; erect.
  • Figuratively— To form by art in any way; construct.
  • To raise as on a support or foundation; rear.
  • To establish, increase, and strengthen: generally with up: as, to build up a fine business; to build up a character.
  • To exercise the art or practise the business of building; construct.
  • Figuratively, to rear, erect, or construct anything, as a plan or a system of thought.
  • To rest or depend, as on a foundation; base; rely: with on or upon.
  • n. Manner of construction; make; form: as, the build of a ship.
  • In casino, to combine certain cards so that their total pip-value equals that of a single card in the player's hand.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. order, supervise, or finance the construction of
  • n. constitution of the human body
  • v. give form to, according to a plan
  • v. develop and grow
  • v. improve the cleansing action of
  • v. found or ground
  • v. build or establish something abstract
  • v. be engaged in building
  • v. make by combining materials and parts
  • v. bolster or strengthen
  • v. form or accumulate steadily
  • n. alternative names for the body of a human being
  • Antonym
    destroy    demolish   
    Verb Form
    builded    building    builds    built   
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    supervise    oversee    superintend    manage    develop    deepen    intensify    ameliorate    better    meliorate   
    Cross Reference
    build-to    idiom    build on    Gospel    build upon    build up    build in    build a fire under    prebuild    build into   
    Words with the same meaning
    frame    raise    erect    construct    found    rely    make   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    bild    billed    childe    chilled    distilled    drilled    filled    fulfilled    gild    grilled   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    building    house    structure    construction    wall    station    hall    church    office    business