Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who edifies
  • n. A builder

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • 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.

    In Troubadour-Land A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc

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

    Poems

  • When we cranked up clarity at normal volumes, but a $105, www. edifier.com these speakers, we felt like we needed lack of bass response at higher OCTOBER 2004 MAXIMUMPC 84

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • 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

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.