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Definition of "build" []

  • To form by combining materials or parts; construct. (verb-transitive)
  • To order, finance, or supervise the construction of: The administration built several new housing projects. (verb-transitive)
  • 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. (verb-transitive)
  • To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to: money building interest in a savings account; build support for a political candidate. (verb-transitive)
  • To establish a basis for; found or ground: build an argument on fact. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "build" in a sentence
  • "The Life Force of the body, acting always under the direction of the subconscious mind, _will build, and always does build_, healthily and normally, unless too much interfered with."
  • "During the build process, buildroot will download all sources to the "dl" directory and will start patching and compiling them in the "build_"
  • "The term build-to-flip was coined by Jim Collins, the co-author of Build to Last."