from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To form by combining materials or parts; construct.
- intransitive verb To order, finance, or supervise the construction of.
- intransitive verb To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create.
- intransitive verb To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to.
- intransitive verb To establish a basis for; found or ground.
- intransitive verb To make something by combining materials or parts.
- intransitive verb To engage in the construction or design of buildings.
- intransitive verb To develop in magnitude or extent.
- intransitive verb To progress toward a maximum, as of intensity.
- noun The physical makeup of a person or thing, especially one's physique.
- noun Computers Any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.
- idiom (build on sand) To provide with an unstable foundation.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In casino, to combine certain cards so that their total pip-value equals that of a single card in the player's hand.
- noun Manner of construction; make; form: as, the build of a ship.
- To frame or construct, as an edifice; form by uniting materials into a regular structure; erect.
- Figuratively— To form by art in any way; construct.
- To raise as on a support or foundation; rear.
- To establish, increase, and strengthen: generally with up: as, to
build upa fine business; to build up a character.
- To exercise the art or practise the business of building; construct.
- Figuratively, to rear, erect, or construct anything, as a plan or a system of thought.
- To rest or depend, as on a foundation; base; rely: with on or upon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Form or mode of construction; general figure; make.
- transitive verb To erect or construct, as an edifice or fabric of any kind; to form by uniting materials into a regular structure; to fabricate; to make; to raise.
- transitive verb To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.
- transitive verb To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; -- frequently with
- intransitive verb To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.
- intransitive verb To rest or depend, as on a foundation; to ground one's self or one's hopes or opinions upon something deemed reliable; to rely.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive to form (something) by combining materials or parts
- verb transitive to develop or give form to (something) according to a plan or process
- verb transitive to increase or strengthen (something) by adding gradually to
- verb transitive to establish a basis for (something)
- verb intransitive to form by combining materials or parts
- verb intransitive to develop in magnitude or extent
- noun The
physiqueof a human body; constitutionor structureof a human body.
- noun computing any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users
- noun Internet slang a
structure, nominally an abbreviation of building(see usage notes below).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb order, supervise, or finance the construction of
- noun constitution of the human body
- verb give form to, according to a plan
- verb develop and grow
- verb improve the cleansing action of
- verb found or ground
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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