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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
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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.
These structures bear every indication of a very high antiquity and Kory-Kory, who was my authority in all matters of scientific research, gave me to understand that they were coeval with the creation of the world; that the great gods themselves were the builders; and that they would endure until time shall be no more.
Yet even if we add neatherds, shepherds, and other herdsmen, in order that our husbandmen may have oxen to plough with, and builders as well as husbandmen may have draught cattle, and curriers and weavers fleeces and hides,--still our State will not be very large.
But, although the means or ingenuity of the builders did not extend so far as to provide a roof, they supplied the want by constructing apartments in the interior of the walls of the tower itself.
There were Emperors beloved of literary men, Emperors beloved of the people, builders of long waterways and glittering palaces, and one great conqueror, the Emperor Wu Ti, of almost legendary fame.
For though their progenitors, the builders of Babel, must doubtless, by their tower, have intended to rear the loftiest mast-head in all Asia, or Africa either; yet (ere the final truck was put to it) as that great stone mast of theirs may be said to have gone by the board, in the dread gale of God's wrath; therefore, we cannot give these Babel builders priority over the Egyptians.
This enormous block lies there, squared and ready for the builders' hands--a solid mass fourteen feet by seventeen, and but a few inches less than seventy feet long!
The room was well lighted by a number of large windows and was beautifully decorated with mural paintings and mosaics, but upon all there seemed to rest that indefinable touch of the finger of antiquity which convinced me that the architects and builders of these wondrous creations had nothing in common with the crude half-brutes which now occupied them.
When Ethan drove into Hale's yard the builder was just getting out of his sleigh.
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."
She who was my cradle in those years had been built on the River of Savona by a famous builder of boats, was rigged in Corsica by another good man, and was described on her papers as a 'tartane' of sixty tons.
He saw a man come home one afternoon, three days after his wife's confinement, and tell her he had been dismissed; he was a builder and at that time work was slack; he stated the fact, and sat down to his tea.

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