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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]: 
 
  Built  \Built\,  n. 
  Shape;  build;  form  of  structure;  as  the  built  of  a  ship. 
  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Built  \Built\,  a. 
  Formed;  shaped;  constructed;  made  --  often  used  in 
  composition  and  preceded  by  the  word  denoting  the  form  as 
  frigate-built,  clipper-built,  etc 
 
  Like  the  generality  of  Genoese  countrywomen,  strongly 
  built.  --Landor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  built 
  adj  1:  (used  of  soaps  or  cleaning  agents)  having  a  substance  (an 
  abrasive  or  filler)  added  to  increase  effectiveness; 
  "the  built  liquid  detergents"  [syn:  {reinforced}] 
  2:  formed  by  fitting  or  joining  components  together  [syn:  {assembled}, 
  {built(a)},  {made-up}] 
  3:  (slang)  well  or  attractively  formed  with  respect  to  physique 
  [syn:  {built(p)},  {stacked(p)},  {well-stacked}] 




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