Definitions for build

Definitions for (noun) build

Main entry: body-build, build, physique, habitus

Definition: constitution of the human body

Main entry: material body, physical body, physique, human body, soma, shape, anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame

Definition: alternative names for the body of a human being

Usage: Leonardo studied the human body; he has a strong physique; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

Definitions for (verb) build

Main entry: build

Definition: develop and grow

Usage: Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera

Main entry: work up, progress, build, build up

Definition: form or accumulate steadily

Usage: Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly; Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

Main entry: build, build up, ramp up, work up

Definition: bolster or strengthen

Usage: We worked up courage; build up confidence; ramp up security in the airports

Main entry: build

Definition: improve the cleansing action of

Usage: build detergents

Main entry: build

Definition: found or ground

Usage: build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation

Main entry: construct, make, build

Definition: make by combining materials and parts

Usage: this little pig made his house out of straw; Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Main entry: establish, build

Definition: build or establish something abstract

Usage: build a reputation

Main entry: build

Definition: be engaged in building

Usage: These architects build in interesting and new styles

Main entry: build

Definition: give form to, according to a plan

Usage: build a modern nation; build a million-dollar business

Main entry: build

Definition: order, supervise, or finance the construction of

Usage: The government is building new schools in this state

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