HyperDic: build

English > 12 senses of the word build:
VERBcreationbuild, construct, makemake by combining materials and parts
changebuild, build up, work up, progressform or accumulate steadily
creationbuild, establishbuild or establish something abstract
changebuildimprove the cleansing action of
socialbuildorder, supervise, or finance the construction of
creationbuildgive form to, according to a plan
creationbuildbe engaged in building
cognitionbuildfound or ground
changebuild, build up, work up, ramp upbolster or strengthen
changebuilddevelop and grow
NOUNattributebuild, physique, body-build, habitusconstitution of the human body
bodybuild, human body, physical body, material body, soma, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, fleshalternative names for the body of a human being
build > pronunciation
Soundsbih'ld
Rhymesbilled ... unskilled: 16 rhymes with ihld...
English > build: 12 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningconstitution of the human body.
Synonymsphysique, body-build, habitus
Narrowerbody type, somatotypeA category of physique
dumpiness, squattinessA short and stout physique
lankinessA tall and thin physique
Broaderbodily propertyAn attribute of the body
Spanishcomplexión, constitución, físico
Catalancomplexió, constitució, físic
English > build: 12 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningAlternative names for the body of a human being.
Synonymshuman body, physical body, material body, soma, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh
Part ofhomo, man, human being, humanAny living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Narroweradult bodyThe body of an adult human being
female bodyThe body of a female human being
juvenile bodyThe body of a young person
male bodyThe body of a male human being
personA human body (usually including the clothing)
Broaderbody, organic structureThe entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
Spanishanatomía, carne, cuerpo humano, cuerpo, figura, físico, forma, soma
Catalananatomia, carn, cos humà, cos, cuerpo, figura, físic, forma, soma
English > build: 12 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningmake by combining materials and parts.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThe men build the bookshelves
Synonymsconstruct, make
NarrowercantileverConstruct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed
channelize, channelisemake a channel for
corduroybuild (a road) from logs laid / laid side by side
customize, customisemake according to requirements
dry-wallConstruct with drywall
frame, frame upConstruct by fitting or uniting parts together
groinbuild with groins
lockbuild locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
raise, erect, rear, set up, put upConstruct, build, or erect
rebuild, reconstructbuild again
revetConstruct a revetment
wattlebuild of or with wattle
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Similar tobuildBe engaged in building
Spanisharticular, confeccionar, construir, crear, edificar, formar, hacer, producir
Catalanarticular, confeccionar, construir, crear, edificar, fer, formar
Nounsbuildersomeone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)
buildingthe act of constructing something
English > build: 12 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningform or accumulate steadily.
PatternSomething ----s
Example "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
Synonymsbuild up, work up, progress
BroaderdevelopGrow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
Similar tobuildDevelop and grow
build up, work up, build, ramp upbolster or strengthen
Spanishcrecer, desarrollar
Catalancréixer, desenvolupar
English > build: 12 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningbuild or establish something abstract.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"build a reputation"
Synonymestablish
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanishconstruir, crearse
Catalanconstruir, instaurar
English > build: 12 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningimprove the cleansing action of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"build detergents"
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Nounsbuildera substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action
English > build: 12 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningOrder, supervise, or finance the construction of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The government is building new schools in this state"
Broaderoversee, supervise, superintend, managewatch and direct
Nounsbuildingthe commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
English > build: 12 senses > verb 6, creation
MeaningGive form to, according to a plan.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "build a modern nation"
  • "build a million-dollar business"
Broaderdevelopmake something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
English > build: 12 senses > verb 7, creation
MeaningBe engaged in building.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"These architects build in interesting and new styles"
CategoryarchitectureThe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
Broadercreatepursue a creative activity
Similar toconstruct, build, makemake by combining materials and parts
Nounsbuildingthe commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
English > build: 12 senses > verb 8, cognition
Meaningfound or ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
Broaderestablish, base, ground, foundUse as a basis for
Spanishconstruir
English > build: 12 senses > verb 9, change
Meaningbolster or strengthen.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "build up confidence"
Synonymsbuild up, work up, ramp up
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Similar tobuild up, work up, build, progressform or accumulate steadily
Spanishfortificar, intensificar, reforzar, robustecer
English > build: 12 senses > verb 10, change
MeaningDevelop and grow.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
Broaderintensify, deepenBecome more intense
Similar tobuild up, work up, build, progressform or accumulate steadily

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