American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of build.
- adj. Having a specified physique: a heavily built boxer.
- adj. Informal Having a well-developed or attractive body: a dancer who is really built.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Constructed; formed; shaped; made: often used of the human body, and frequent in compound nautical terms, as clincher-built, clipper-built, frigate-built, etc.
- Constructed of different pieces; not composed of one piece: as, a built mast or block; a built rib.
- n. Form; shape; build; mode of building.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Shape; build; form of structure.
- adj. Formed; shaped; constructed; made; -- often used in composition and preceded by the word denoting the form
- adj. (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness
“FIDDLER'S GREEN BASE, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Decades ago development experts from Washington built the town of Marjah in southern Afghanistan in order to populate a desert they had helped irrigate with a network of U. S.-built canals.”
“The F/A-18 fighter, built in Australia under license from the U.S. manufacturer, is the principal combat aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force, backed by the U. S.-built F-111 strike aircraft.”
“Ms. Dirks and several fellow members of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder are setting out to boost acceptance of dog hair—or, as they prefer to call it, chiengora, a term built around the French word for dog that also evokes the luxurious feel of angora.”
“His four solo records for the label built on one another like a coming-of-age tale and ranged stylistically from the giddy Cheap Trick-style pop of "Sha Sha" (2002) and "On My Way" (2004) to his first record after moving to Austin in 2008, the appropriately country-themed "Changing Horses" (which was co-released with The Noise Company).”
“But can you be sure that a word built on this basis in the ancestor language meant “toy doll”?”
“Under the aegis of Williamson and Gary Walker, the label built up careers and even recorded Tidwell's mother, Connie Easton.”
“Adkins was the original star of Norton Records, a label built around the primal recordings Adkins produced in his mountain home, beginning in the Eisenhower era.”
““Each freighter, since the very first one we built, is given a unique name,” the technician explained.”
“He left behind everything he worked on and built from the ground up, as well as moved his family across the country for this gig.”
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Beautiful, attractive, well-formed
Ugly, unattractive, malformed
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