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Definitions of build

  1. 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"
  2. constitution of the human body
  3. order, supervise, or finance the construction of; " The government is building new schools in this state"
  4. develop and grow; " Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
  5. form steadily; " Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"
  6. increase or strengthen gradually; " This investment is building interest"; " We worked up courage"
  7. improve the cleansing action of; " build detergents"
  8. found or ground; " build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
  9. make by combining materials and parts; " this little pig made his house out of straw"; " Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
  10. build or establish something abstract; " build a reputation"
  11. give form to, according to a plan; " build a modern nation"; " build a million- dollar business"
  12. form or accumulate steadily; " Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; " Pressure is building up at the Indian- Pakistani border"
  13. bolster or strengthen; " We worked up courage"; " build up confidence"; " ramp up security in the airports"
  14. be engaged in building; " These architects build in interesting and new styles"
  15. 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.
  16. To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.
  17. To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.
  18. 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.
  19. Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship.
  20. 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.
  21. To construct; to erect, as a house; to form by art; to raise on a support or foundation; to establish.
  22. To construct a building; to depend, or rely; with on or upon.
  23. Built builded.
  24. Building.
  25. To erect, as a house: to form or construct.
  26. To depend ( on):- pa. p. built or builded.
  27. Construction: make.
  28. Builded or built.
  29. To erect or construct.
  30. To raise a structure; to have confidence in.
  31. To frame, construct, or erect, as a house; fabricate; establish; found; strengthen; often with up.
  32. To follow the business of building; construct.
  33. To rely; depend; with on or upon.
  34. The manner or style in which anything is built; form; figure.
  35. Builder.
  36. Make; form; construction.
  37. To construct and raise; to pile together by art; to raise or rear.
  38. To practise building; to rest or depend on.
  39. To construct; to make or raise anything- as a wall, a house, or a ship; to shape into a particular form; to raise on a foundation; to increase; to depend on as a foundation.
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Quotes of build

  1. PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings- and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness. – Bea Arthur
  2. I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show. – Tyra Banks
  3. The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself. – Bo Bennett
  4. If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. – Ray Bradbury
  5. I know Quebecers don't want to relive old battles; they prefer to build for the future. – Kim Campbell
  6. You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. – Walt Disney
  7. I am not someone who believes we should build a fence around our country but I do believe there ought to be some fairness with respect to the rules of this globalization. – Byron Dorgan
  8. If you take all the factories in the world today, they could make all the parts necessary to build more factories like themselves. So, in a sense, we have a self -replicating industrial system today, but it would take a tremendous effort to copy what we already have. – K. Eric Drexler
  9. It's important to determine which surroundings work best for you, and then build that environment to suit your needs. – Marilu Henner
  10. I really enjoy writing novels. It's like the ocean. You can just build a boat and take off. – Denis Johnson
  11. As I understand I took most so -called democratic states about 200 years on average to build their democracies. That is why, when we go to sleep under totalitarian rule and wake up in a democracy, it makes me laugh. – Aleksandr Lebed
  12. It's never been more important for borrowers to arm themselves with knowledge and build sound financial -management skills. – Robert Manning
  13. We are not going to toy with our religion or any other. Nor are we going to barter. We are here to extend our hands to build peace and harmony. – Feisal Abdul Rauf
  14. I don't go along with going to Moon first to build a launch pad to go to Mars. We should go to Mars from Earth orbit. We have already been to the Moon; we've already practiced. – Wally Schirra
  15. What I was proud of was that I used very few parts to build a computer that could actually speak words on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a programming language that could play games. And I did all this myself. – Steve Wozniak

Usage examples for build

  1. Life had played a trick on me once, and I made up my mind not to build on anybody again, until I was sure of them. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  2. " I have told you to build it if you can," said he. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  3. And right here I mean to build a big mill and work out my plans. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  4. It was the first land we ever bought, and Spencer always said it should be mine and he would build a new house on it. – On the Frontier by Bret Harte
  5. You'll build it up, said Meredith. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. You, Sekeletu, must be chief, and build up our father's house. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  7. Look at her build – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  8. It is an old, old place that somebody left some money to build – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  9. It's meal time, and if you men want to eat I'll build a big enough dinner. – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  10. Even their old liberty to build outside the walls of cities was now taken from them. – The Arian Controversy by H. M. Gwatkin
  11. So they pulled it down and prepared to build a new house in another garden. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  12. Stop this noise and build up the fire. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  13. Why don't you build a false wall? – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  14. And we will build the great nation which Jehovah promised Abraham. – Hebrew Life and Times by Harold B. Hunting
  15. It matters little to them what is destroyed, so that they can build – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  16. Yes, and, Harvey, here's just the spot to build our fire. – A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C. Paine
  17. To build a summer cottage, I suppose. – Country Neighbors by Alice Brown
  18. " We shall build it," said he. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd

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