from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who builds; a builder.
  • noun One who edifies or imparts instruction, especially in morals or religion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete One who builds.
  • noun One who edifies, builds up, or strengthens another by moral or religious instruction.

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

  • noun A person who edifies
  • noun obsolete A builder


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  • One cannot quite forgive the original owner and edifier of the mansion for a bit of ostentation and vulgarity of which he has been guilty.

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  • Rousseau, 'tend beaucoup plus à détruire qu'à edifier.


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  • And of Cæsar's mother, though little is recorded, and that little incidentally, this much at least, we learn -- that, if she looked down upon him with maternal pride and delight, she looked up to him with female ambition as the re-edifier of her husband's honors, with reverence as to a column of the Roman grandeur, and with fear and feminine anxieties as to one whose aspiring spirit carried him but too prematurely into the fields of adventurous honor.

    The Caesars


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