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build

 (bĭld)
v. built (bĭlt), build·ing, builds
v.tr.
1. To form by combining materials or parts; construct.
2. To order, finance, or supervise the construction of: The administration built several new housing projects.
3. 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.
4. To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to: money building interest in a savings account; build support for a political candidate.
5. To establish a basis for; found or ground: build an argument on fact.
v.intr.
1. To make something by combining materials or parts.
2. To engage in the construction or design of buildings: "Each of the three architects built in a different style" (Dwight Macdonald).
3. To develop in magnitude or extent: clouds building on the horizon.
4. To progress toward a maximum, as of intensity: suspense building from the opening scene to the climax.
n.
1. The physical makeup of a person or thing, especially one's physique: an athletic build.
2. Computers Any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.
Phrasal Verbs:
build down
To reduce or diminish, especially in a systematic numerical fashion: build down the armed forces in peace time.
build in (or into)
To construct or include as an integral part of: a wall with shelving that was built in; build stability into the economy.
build on (or upon)
To use as a basis or foundation: We must build on our recent success.
build out
To develop all the land available in (an area, such as a municipality).
build up
1. To develop or increase in stages or by degrees: built up the business; building up my endurance for the marathon.
2. To accumulate or collect: sediment building up on the ocean floor.
3. To bolster: build up the product with a massive ad campaign; built up my hopes after the interview.
4. To fill up (an area) with buildings.
Idiom:
build on sand
To provide with an unstable foundation: Having bought only high-risk stocks, my portfolio was built on sand.

[Middle English bilden, from Old English byldan; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

build

(bɪld)
vb, builds, building or built
1. (Building) to make, construct, or form by joining parts or materials: to build a house.
2. (Professions) (intr) to be a builder by profession
3. (Building) (tr) to order the building of: the government builds most of our hospitals.
4. (foll by: on or upon) to base; found: his theory was not built on facts.
5. (tr) to establish and develop: it took ten years to build a business.
6. (tr) to make in a particular way or for a particular purpose: the car was not built for speed.
7. (often foll by: up) to increase in intensity: the wind was building.
8. (Card Games) cards
a. to add cards to each other to form (a sequence or set)
b. (intr) to add to the layout of cards on the table from one's hand
n
physical form, figure, or proportions: a man with an athletic build.
[Old English byldan; related to bylda farmer, bold building, Old Norse bōl farm, dwelling; see bower1]

build

(bɪld)

v. built, build•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to construct (esp. something complex) by assembling and joining parts or materials.
2. to establish, increase, or strengthen (often fol. by up): to build a business.
3. to mold, form, or create: to build boys into men.
4. to base; found: a relationship built on trust.
v.i.
5. to engage in the art, practice, or business of building.
6. to form or construct a plan, system of thought, etc. (usu. fol. by on or upon): to build on the philosophies of the past.
7. to increase or develop in intensity, tempo, etc. (often fol. by up): The drama builds to a climax.
8. build in or into, to build or incorporate as part of something else: an allowance for travel built into the budget.
9. build up,
a. to develop or increase.
b. to improve the strength or health of.
c. to prepare in stages.
d. to fill up with houses.
e. to praise or promote.
n.
10. the physical structure, esp. of a person; physique: a strong build.
11. the manner or form of construction.
[before 1150; Middle English bilden, Old English byldan]

build


Past participle: built
Gerund: building

Imperative
build
build
Present
I build
you build
he/she/it builds
we build
you build
they build
Preterite
I built
you built
he/she/it built
we built
you built
they built
Present Continuous
I am building
you are building
he/she/it is building
we are building
you are building
they are building
Present Perfect
I have built
you have built
he/she/it has built
we have built
you have built
they have built
Past Continuous
I was building
you were building
he/she/it was building
we were building
you were building
they were building
Past Perfect
I had built
you had built
he/she/it had built
we had built
you had built
they had built
Future
I will build
you will build
he/she/it will build
we will build
you will build
they will build
Future Perfect
I will have built
you will have built
he/she/it will have built
we will have built
you will have built
they will have built
Future Continuous
I will be building
you will be building
he/she/it will be building
we will be building
you will be building
they will be building
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been building
you have been building
he/she/it has been building
we have been building
you have been building
they have been building
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been building
you will have been building
he/she/it will have been building
we will have been building
you will have been building
they will have been building
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been building
you had been building
he/she/it had been building
we had been building
you had been building
they had been building
Conditional
I would build
you would build
he/she/it would build
we would build
you would build
they would build
Past Conditional
I would have built
you would have built
he/she/it would have built
we would have built
you would have built
they would have built
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.build - constitution of the human bodybuild - constitution of the human body  
bodily property - an attribute of the body
lankiness - a tall and thin physique
dumpiness, squattiness - a short and stout physique
body type, somatotype - a category of physique
2.build - alternative names for the body of a human beingbuild - 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"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
person - a human body (usually including the clothing); "a weapon was hidden on his person"
juvenile body - the body of a young person
adult body - the body of an adult human being
male body - the body of a male human being
female body - the body of a female human being
Verb1.build - make by combining materials and partsbuild - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
customise, customize - make according to requirements; "customize a car"
revet - construct a revetment
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
dry-wall - construct with drywall; "dry-wall the basement of the house"
lock - build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
wattle - build of or with wattle
frame up, frame - construct by fitting or uniting parts together
rebuild, reconstruct - build again; "The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"
groin - build with groins; "The ceiling was groined"
cantilever - construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed; "Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings"
erect, put up, set up, rear, raise - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
build - be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
corduroy - build (a road) from logs laid side by side
channelise, channelize - make a channel for; provide with a channel; "channelize the country for better transportation"
2.build - form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
build - develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
ramp up, work up, build up, build - bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"
3.build - build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
4.build - improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
5.build - order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state"
oversee, superintend, supervise, manage - watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?"
6.build - give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business"
develop - make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation; "Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather"; "They developed a new technique"
7.build - be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
create - pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity; "Don't disturb him--he is creating"
8.build - found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
base, found, establish, ground - use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
9.build - bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
work up, build, build up, progress - form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
10.build - develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
deepen, intensify - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
work up, build, build up, progress - form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

build

verb
1. construct, make, raise, put up, assemble, erect, fabricate, form Developers are now proposing to build a hotel on the site.
construct dismantle, demolish, tear down
2. establish, start, begin, found, base, set up, institute, constitute, initiate, originate, formulate, inaugurate I wanted to build a relationship with my team.
establish end, finish, suspend, relinquish
3. develop, increase, improve, extend, strengthen, intensify, enlarge, amplify, augment Diplomats hope the meetings will build mutual trust.
develop reduce, contract, lower, decline, harm, weaken, decrease, dilute, impair, sap, debilitate
noun
1. physique, form, body, figure, shape, structure, frame the smallness of his build
build on something expand on, develop, enhance, elaborate, refine, improve on, flesh out, enlarge on We must patiently build on our small successes piece by piece.
build someone up cheer up, encourage, boost, revive, liven up, pep up, buck up (informal), gee up (informal) Build her up with kindness and a sympathetic ear.
build something into something include, incorporate, integrate, assimilate, subsume How much delay should we build into the plan?
build something or someone up hype, promote, advertise, boost, plug (informal), spotlight, publicize The media will report on it and the tabloids will build it up.
build something up increase, develop, improve, extend, expand, add to, strengthen, enhance, reinforce, intensify, heighten, fortify, amplify, augment We can build up speed gradually and safely.

build

verb
1. To make or form (a structure):
2. To create by forming, combining, or altering materials:
3. To create by combining parts or elements:
5. To provide a basis for:
phrasal verb
build in
To construct or include as an integral or permanent part:
phrasal verb
build up
1. To achieve an increase of gradually:
3. To make known vigorously the positive features of (a product):
Informal: pitch, plug.
Slang: push.
4. To increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:
Informal: plug.
Slang: hype.
noun
The physical or constitutional characteristics of a person:
Translations
يَبْنيبُنْيثَه، تَرْكيب
stavětbudovatpostavapostavitstavba
byggebygning
ehitama
rakentaaruumiinrakenne
לבנות
graditi
bangundiri
byggja, smíîa, reisalíkamsbygging
建てる
...을 짓다
augtiįmontuotasįstatytaskūno sudėjimaskurti
būvētceltķermeņa uzbūvemontēt
clădi
budovaťstavať
graditipostaviti
byggabygga uppbyggasbyggnadförfärdiga
kujenga
สร้าง
xây dựng

build

[bɪld] (built (vb: pt, pp))
A. N (= physique) → figura f, tipo m
of powerful buildfornido
B. VT
1. [+ house] → construir, hacer; [+ ship] → construir; [+ nest] → hacer; [+ fire] → preparar
to build a mirror into a wallempotrar un espejo en la pared
a house built into the hillsideuna casa construida en la ladera
this car wasn't built for speedeste coche no está hecho para correr
built to lasthecho para durar
see also castle
2. (fig) [+ empire, organization] → levantar; [+ relationship] → establecer; [+ trust, confidence] → cimentar; [+ self-confidence] → desarrollar; [+ words, sequence] → formar
C. VI
1. (Constr) → edificar, construir
2. (= increase) [pressure, sound, speed] → aumentar; [excitement] → crecer
build in VT + ADV
1. [+ cupboard] → empotrar (Mech) → incorporar
2. [+ safeguards] → incluir, incorporar
build on
A. VT + ADV (= add) → añadir
to build a garage on to a houseañadir un garaje a una casa
the garage is built on to the housela casa tiene un garaje anexo
B. VI + PREP (fig) now we have a base to build onahora tenemos una base sobre la que podemos construir
build up
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ area, town etc] → urbanizar
the area was built up years agola zona fue urbanizada hace años
2. (= establish) [+ business, firm] → levantar; [+ reputation] → labrarse; [+ impression] → crear
to build up a leadtomar la delantera
he had built up a picture in his mind of what she was likese había formado una imagen mental de cómo era ella
3. (= increase) [+ stocks etc] → acumular; [+ sales, numbers] → incrementar
to build up one's strengthfortalecerse
to build up one's hopeshacerse ilusiones
to build up sb's confidencedar más confianza en sí mismo a algn
to build up one's (self-)confidencedesarrollar la confianza en sí mismo
B. VI + ADV (= increase) [pressure, sound, speed] → aumentar (Fin) [interest] → acumularse; [excitement] → crecer

build

[ˈbɪld]
n [person] → carrure f, charpente f
of medium build → de corpulence moyenne
vt [built] [ˈbɪlt] (pt, pp)
[+ house, machine] → construire, bâtir
They're going to build houses here → On va construire des maisons ici.
(= create) [+ society] → fonder; [+ relationship] → établir
to build sth into sth (wall, ceiling)encastrer qch dans qch (= make part of) (policy, system, product)intégrer qch dans qch
vibâtir
build on
vt [+ success] → tirer parti de, partir de
build up
vt (= assemble) [+ collection, army] → constituer
(= expand) [+ business] → développer
[+ reputation] → bâtir, se faire
(= encourage) [+ person] → encourager
(= improve) [+ morale] → remonter
[+ hopes]
Don't build your hopes up → Ne te fais pas d'illusions.
vi (= collect) → s'accumuler

build

vb: pret, ptp <built>
nKörperbau m
vt
(generally) → bauen; the house is being builtdas Haus ist im Bau or befindet sich im Bau
(fig) new nation, relationship, career, system etcaufbauen; a better futureschaffen
vibauen; to build on a piece of landauf einem Grundstück bauen; (= cover with houses etc)ein Grundstück bebauen

build

[bɪld] (built (vb: pt, pp))
1. n (of person) → corporatura, fisico
2. vt (house) → costruire, fabbricare; (ship, town, machine) → costruire; (nest) → fare (fig) (relationship, career, empire) → costruire
a new bridge is being built → è in costruzione un nuovo ponte
build on
1. vt + advaggiungere
2. vt + prep (fig) → fondare su, basare su
build up
1. vt + adv (develop, business) → consolidare; (reputation) → fare, consolidare; (increase, production) → allargare, incrementare; (stocks) → accumulare; (collection) → mettere insieme; (spirits, morale) → tirar su; (hopes) → far crescere
don't build your hopes up too soon → non sperarci troppo
to build up one's strength → rimettersi in forze
2. vi + adv (pressure) → salire (Fin) (interest) → accumularsi
the music built up to a crescendo → la musica aumentava in un crescendo continuo

build

(bild) past tense, past participle built (-t) verb
to form or construct from parts. build a house/railway/bookcase.
noun
physical form. a man of heavy build.
ˈbuilder noun
a person who builds houses etc. The builder who built our house has gone bankrupt.
ˈbuilding noun
1. the art or business of putting up (houses etc) (also adjective). a building contractor.
2. anything built. The new supermarket is a very ugly building.
ˈbuilding society
a business firm that lends money for building or buying houses.
ˌbuilt-ˈin adjective
forming a permanent part of the building etc. Built-in cupboards save space.
ˌbuilt-ˈup adjective
covered with houses etc. a built-up area.
build up
1. to increase (the size or extent of). The traffic begins to build up around five o'clock.
2. to strengthen gradually (a business, one's health, reputation etc). His father built up that grocery business from nothing.

build

يَبْني postavit bygge bauen χτίζω construir rakentaa construire graditi costruire 建てる ...을 짓다 bouwen bygge zbudować construir строить bygga สร้าง inşa etmek xây dựng 建造

build

vt. construir;
___ -up phasefase de ascenso;
to ___ up one's healthreconstituir la salud.

build

n contextura, físico, complexión f; vt (pret & pp built) to — up (one’s strength, muscles, etc.) fortalecer, reforzar; vi to — up acumularse
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Jo remembered the kind old gentleman, who used to let her build railroads and bridges with his big dictionaries, tell her stories about queer pictures in his Latin books, and buy her cards of gingerbread whenever he met her in the street.
Will is going to build a shed to store berry crates here," said George and they sat down upon the boards.
Antonia explained that her father meant to build a new house for them in the spring; he and Ambrosch had already split the logs for it, but the logs were all buried in the snow, along the creek where they had been felled.
Think of that little one with the curls--I don't believe he is over seventeen, for all his baby moustache--says he's going to build an assembly hall for us to give a dance in next month; and apologizes the next breath to tell us that there isn't any milk to be had nearer than La Grange, and we must do without it, and use syrup in our tea to-morrow.
A natural spring of soft and pleasant water--a rare treasure on the sea-girt peninsula where the Puritan settlement was made--had early induced Matthew Maule to build a hut, shaggy with thatch, at this point, although somewhat too remote from what was then the centre of the village.
To observe and define his character, however, under such disadvantages, was as difficult a task as to trace out and build up anew, in imagination, an old fortress, like Ticonderoga, from a view of its grey and broken ruins.
His notes are never true, and his fiddle buzzes on the low ones and squeaks and scratches on the high; but these things they heed no more than they heed the dirt and noise and squalor about them--it is out of this material that they have to build their lives, with it that they have to utter their souls.
These yer 's a little too small for his build," said Haley, showing the fetters, and pointing out to Tom.
If he tells them to build a palace forty miles long out of di'monds, and fill it full of chewing-gum, or whatever you want, and fetch an emperor's daughter from China for you to marry, they've got to do it -- and they've got to do it before sun-up next morning, too.
Over in the vacant lots was Jasper, young, coal black, and of magnificent build, sitting on a wheelbarrow in the pelting sun--at work, supposably, whereas he was in fact only preparing for it by taking an hour's rest before beginning.
It was his function to build, the absence of water or of possible progeny was an accident for which he was not accountable.
We have men sold to build churches, women sold to support the gospel, and babes sold to purchase Bibles for the POOR HEATHEN