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build·er

 (bĭl′dər)
n.
1. One that builds, especially a person who contracts for and supervises the construction of a building.
2. An abrasive or filler used in a soap or detergent.

builder

(ˈbɪldə)
n
1. (Professions) a person who builds, esp one who contracts for and supervises the construction or repair of buildings
2. (Chemistry) a substance added to a soap or detergent as a filler or abrasive

build•er

(ˈbɪl dər)

n.
1. a person who builds, esp. one who constructs buildings under contract or on speculation.
2. a substance added to detergents to increase their effectiveness.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.builder - a substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
sodium pyrophosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate - a sodium salt of pyrophosphoric acid used as a builder in soaps and detergents
sodium tripolyphosphate - a sodium salt of triphosphoric acid used as a builder in soaps and detergents
tribasic sodium phosphate, trisodium orthophosphate, trisodium phosphate - the tertiary phosphate of sodium used as a builder in soaps and detergents
2.builder - a person who creates a business or who organizes and develops a country; "empire builder"
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
3.builder - someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)
boatbuilder - a person who builds boats
contractor - someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things
contractor - (law) a party to a contract
homebuilder, home-builder, housebuilder, house-builder - someone who builds houses as a business
jerry-builder - someone who builds cheap buildings out of poor materials on speculation for a quick profit
road builder - someone whose business is to build roads
ship builder, shipbuilder - a person who builds ships as a business

builder

noun construction worker, engineer, producer, developer, creator, labourer, constructor The builders have finished the roof.

builder

noun
1. A person or business that makes or builds something:
2. A person instrumental in the growth of something, especially in its early stages:
Translations
بنّاءبَنَّاء
stavitelbudovatelstavbař
bygningshåndværkerbygherre
سازنده
rakennusmiesrakentaja
graditeljgraditeljicazidar
építõmester
húsasmiîur, byggingameistari
建築業者
건축업자
graditelj
byggare
ช่างก่อสร้าง
thợ xây

builder

[ˈbɪldəʳ] N (= company) → constructor(a) m/f; (= worker) → albañil mf; (= contractor) → contratista mf (fig) → fundador(a) m/f

builder

[ˈbɪldər] n
(= owner of firm) → entrepreneur m (en bâtiment)
(= building worker) → ouvrier m du bâtiment (= bricklayer) → maçon m

builder

n (= worker)Bauarbeiter(in) m(f); (of ships)Schiffsbauer m; (= contractor)Bauunternehmer m; (= future owner)Bauherr m; (fig, of state) → Baumeister m (geh), → Erbauer m; John Higgins, BuildersBauunternehmen John Higgins; builder’s labourer (Brit) or laborer (US) → Bauarbeiter m; builder’s merchantBaustoffhändler m

builder

[ˈbɪldəʳ] n (contractor) → costruttore m, imprenditore m (edile); (workman) → muratore m (fig) → creatore/trice

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.

builder

بَنَّاء stavbař bygningshåndværker Bauarbeiter χτίστης constructor rakentaja ouvrier du bâtiment zidar costruttore 建築業者 건축업자 aannemer byggherre budowniczy pedreiro строитель byggare ช่างก่อสร้าง inşaatçı thợ xây 建筑工人
References in classic literature ?
Your name, I think, is Maule, --Thomas or Matthew Maule,--a son or grandson of the builder of this house?
He was a builder who had often been to the park on business.
But who was to be the builder, and where was he to be found?
Let us unite in ardent supplication to the Founder of nations and the Builder of worlds, that what then was prophecy may continue unfolding into history--that the dearest hopes of the human race may not be extinguished in disappointment, and that the last may prove the noblest empire of time.
Then he go to a builder, and he sell him that house, making an agreement that he pull it down and take all away within a certain time.
And if it is true that the engineer has more confidence in the vessel than the builder, and the builder than the captain himself, you understand the trust I repose in my Nautilus; for I am at once captain, builder, and engineer.
At the moment of his arrival a small yacht was under trial in the bay; this yacht had been built by order of an Englishman, who, having heard that the Genoese excelled all other builders along the shores of the Mediterranean in the construction of fast-sailing vessels, was desirous of possessing a specimen of their skill; the price agreed upon between the Englishman and the Genoese builder was forty thousand francs.
But on inquiry among the people of Iolchos, he found that there was really a man in the city, by the name of Argus, who was a very skilful builder of vessels.
Jonathan Burge, carpenter and builder, in the village of Hayslope, as it appeared on the eighteenth of June, in the year of our Lord 1799.
In my father's stables there are eleven excellent chariots, fresh from the builder, quite new, with cloths spread over them; and by each of them there stand a pair of horses, champing barley and rye; my old father Lycaon urged me again and again when I was at home and on the point of starting, to take chariots and horses with me that I might lead the Trojans in battle, but I would not listen to him; it would have been much better if I had done so, but I was thinking about the horses, which had been used to eat their fill, and I was afraid that in such a great gathering of men they might be ill-fed, so I left them at home and came on foot to Ilius armed only with my bow and arrows.
For example, what a fool a builder must be to open a ventilator into another room, when, with the same trouble, he might have communicated with the outside air
The face of the creature was like the wildest gargoyle that the imagination of a mad medieval builder could have conceived.