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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Build  \Build\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Built};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Building}.  The  regular  imp.  &  p.  p.  {Builded}  is 
  antiquated.]  [OE.  bulden,  bilden,  AS  byldan  to  build,  fr 
  bold  house;  cf  Icel.  b[=o]l  farm,  abode,  Dan.  bol  small 
  farm,  OSw.  bol,  b["o]le,  house,  dwelling,  fr  root  of  Icel. 
  b?a  to  dwell;  akin  to  E.  be  bower,  boor.  [root]97.] 
  1.  To  erect  or  construct,  as  an  edifice  or  fabric  of  any 
  kind  to  form  by  uniting  materials  into  a  regular 
  structure;  to  fabricate;  to  make  to  raise. 
 
  Nor  aught  availed  him  now  To  have  built  in  heaven 
  high  towers.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  raise  or  place  on  a  foundation;  to  form  establish,  or 
  produce  by  using  appropriate  means 
 
  Who  builds  his  hopes  in  air  of  your  good  looks 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  increase  and  strengthen;  to  increase  the  power  and 
  stability  of  to  settle,  or  establish,  and  preserve;  -- 
  frequently  with  up  as  to  build  up  one's  constitution. 
 
  I  commend  you  to  God,  and  to  the  word  of  his  grace, 
  which  is  able  to  build  you  up  --Acts  xx  32. 
 
  Syn:  To  erect;  construct;  raise;  found  frame. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Build  \Build\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  exercise  the  art,  or  practice  the  business,  of 
  building. 
 
  2.  To  rest  or  depend,  as  on  a  foundation;  to  ground  one's 
  self  or  one's  hopes  or  opinions  upon  something  deemed 
  reliable;  to  rely;  as  to  build  on  the  opinions  or  advice 
  of  others 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Build  \Build\,  n. 
  Form  or  mode  of  construction;  general  figure;  make  as  the 
  build  of  a  ship. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  build 
  n  1:  constitution  of  the  human  body  [syn:  {physique},  {body-build}] 
  2:  alternative  names  for  the  body  of  a  human  being  "Leonardo 
  studied  the  human  body";  "he  has  a  strong  physique";  "the 
  spirit  is  willing  but  the  flesh  is  weak"  [syn:  {human  body}, 
  {physical  body},  {material  body},  {soma},  {figure},  {physique}, 
  {anatomy},  {shape},  {bod},  {chassis},  {frame},  {form},  {flesh}] 
  v  1:  make  by  combining  materials  and  parts:  "this  little  pig  made 
  his  house  out  of  straw";  "Some  eccentric  constructed  an 
  electric  brassiere  warmer"  [syn:  {construct},  {make}] 
  2:  form  steadily;  "Resistance  to  the  manager's  plan  built  up 
  quickly"  [syn:  {build  up},  {work  up},  {progress}] 
  3:  build  or  establish  something  abstract;  "build  a  reputation" 
  [syn:  {establish}] 
  4:  improve  the  cleansing  action  of  build  detergents" 
  5:  order  supervise,  or  finance  the  construction  of  "The 
  government  is  building  new  schools  in  this  state" 
  6:  give  form  to  according  to  a  plan  "build  a  modern  nation"; 
  "build  a  million-dollar  business" 
  7:  be  engaged  in  building;  "These  architects  build  in 
  interesting  and  new  styles" 
  8:  found  or  ground;  "build  a  defense  on  nothing  but  the 
  accused  person's  reputation" 
  9:  increase  or  strengthen  gradually;  "This  investment  is 
  building  interest";  "We  worked  up  courage"  [syn:  {build  up}, 
  {work  up}] 
  10:  develop  and  grow;  "Suspense  was  building  right  from  the 
  beginning  of  the  opera" 




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