Jerry Joseph was a basketball dream: 6-foot-5 and built like LeBron.
People who are focused on what can be built, rather than what can be destroyed.
Nothing he suggests can be built on under present circumstances.
“The incoming Republican majority in the Senate was built on opposition to executive amnesty,” said Holler.
In the late 19th century, Maharaja Sardar Singh built the beautiful white marble monument in memory of his father.
There were only three houses of a more pretentious sort, built of wood.
He saw the far road that he had built, winding into the dim mountains.
The hollow in the bottom of which Saint-Jory is built was changed into a lake.
By-the-bye, Mr Campbell, where have you built your pigsties?
We came to Little Falls and built this house we are now living in in 1854.
1560s, "constructed, erected," past participle adjective from build (v.). Meaning "physically well-developed" is by 1940s (well-built in reference to a woman is from 1871); Built-in (adj.) is from 1898.
late Old English byldan "construct a house," verb form of bold "house," from Proto-Germanic *buthlam (cf. Old Saxon bodl, Old Frisian bodel "building, house"), from PIE *bhu- "to dwell," from root *bheue- "to be, exist, grow" (see be). Rare in Old English; in Middle English it won out over more common Old English timbran (see timber). Modern spelling is unexplained. Figurative use from mid-15c. Of physical things other than buildings from late 16c. Related: Builded (archaic); built; building.
In the United States, this verb is used with much more latitude than in England. There, as Fennimore Cooper puts it, everything is BUILT. The priest BUILDS up a flock; the speculator a fortune; the lawyer a reputation; the landlord a town; and the tailor, as in England, BUILDS up a suit of clothes. A fire is BUILT instead of made, and the expression is even extended to individuals, to be BUILT being used with the meaning of formed. [Farmer, "Slang and Its Analogues," 1890]
"style of construction," 1660s, from build (v.). Earlier in this sense was built (1610s). Meaning "physical construction and fitness of a person" attested by 1981. Earliest sense, now obsolete, was "a building" (early 14c.).
To prepare someone for swindling, extortion, etc; SET someone UP (1920s+ Underworld)
[first noun sense perhaps influenced by earlier build, ''the look and shape of tailored clothing'']