Complete Definition of "build"

English

Etymology
From ME. bilden < OE. byldan.
Related to Old English buan "to dwell".

Pronunciation
IPA|/bɪld/
audio|en-us-build.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪld|-ɪld

Homophones
billed

Verb
en-verb|builds|building|built, or archaic, builded

  1. transitive to form by combining materials or parts
  2. transitive to develop or give form to according to a plan or process
  3. transitive to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to
  4. transitive to establish a basis for
  5. intransitive to form by combining materials or parts
  6. intransitive to develop in magnitude or extent

Synonyms
(to form by combining materials or parts): construct, erect
(to develop or give form to according to a plan or process): create
(to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to): build up, enlarge, increase, strengthen
(to establish a basis for): found, ground

Antonyms
(to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to): decrease, dissipate, weaken

Derived terms
build a fire under
build in
build into
build on
build on sand
build up
build upon

Translations
trans-top|(transitive) to form by combining materials or parts
Arabic: ÙبÙÙ (yabne)
Czech: stavÄt
Danish: bygge
Dutch: bouwen
German: bauen
Estonian: ehitama
Ewe: tu
French: construire, édifier
German: bauen
Hebrew: ××× ×ת|××× ×ת
Ido: konstruktar
Indonesian: bangun|membangun, diri|mendirikan
Italian: costruire, edificare
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Japanese: 建ã¦ã (ãã¦ã, tateru), 建設ãã (ãããã¤ãã, kensetsu-suru)
Korean: ë§ë¤ë¤ /mandulda/
Kurdish: KUchar|درÙستکردÙ
Latin: munire|mÅ«niÅ, munÄ«re, munÄ«vÄ«, munÄ«tus
Polish: budowaÄ
Portuguese: construir
Romanian: clÄdi
Russian: ÑÑÑоиÑÑ /stroit'/
Scots: #Scots|build, big#Scots|big
Spanish: construir, edificar
Swahili: kujenga
Swedish: anlägga, bygga, förfärdiga, uppföra, uppresa, upprätta
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trans-top|(transitive) to develop or give form to according to a plan or process
trans-mid
Swedish: bygga, forma, skapa
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trans-top|(transitive) to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to
trans-mid
Swedish: bygga upp, hopa, stegra, öka,
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trans-top|(transitive) to establish a basis for
trans-mid
Swedish: bygga, grunda
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trans-top|(intransitive) to form by combining materials or parts
Ewe: tu
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Swedish: anläggas, byggas, förfärdigas, uppföras, uppresas, upprättas
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trans-top|(intransitive) to develop in magnitude or extent
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Swedish: byggas upp, hopa sig, stegras, ökas,
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Noun
en-noun

  1. The physique of an animal's body; the constitution of an animal's body with respect to its skeleton and muscles

#: Rugby players are of sturdy build.

  1. computing any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users

Translations
trans-top|physique of an animal's body
German: Bau m, Körperbau m
trans-mid
French: Carrure f
Swedish: byggnad c, kroppsbyggnad c
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trans-top|computing: any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users
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Swedish: build#Swedish|build c
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Category:English irregular verbs

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gl:build
ko:build
hy:build
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id:build
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kk:build
la:build
hu:build
ja:build
pl:build
pt:build
ru:build
simple:build
fi:build
sv:build
ta:build
te:build
vi:build
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zh:build

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