Definitions of build

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