from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made by fastening several layers or sections one on top of the other.
  • adjective Filled with buildings; developed.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective peopled with settlers


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