from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Made by fastening several layers or sections one on top of the other: a built-up roof.
  • adj. Filled with buildings; developed: a built-up neighborhood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made of sections, one on top of the other
  • adj. Having buildings, especially having residences
  • adj. (of an area of land) Having street lights and therefore subject to a 30 mph speed limit

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Composed of several parts joined together: as, a built-up mast, rib, arch, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. peopled with settlers


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