- to make (words) from letters.
- to assemble (cards) according to number, suit, etc., as in melding.
- a version of a program after compilation, typically an update to an existing version made before the program is released.
- the process of producing a software build.
- a new version or update of data in a database or on a website: frequent, incremental builds of data.
- a vertical joint.
- the vertical dimension of a stone laid on its bed.
- to develop or increase: to build up a bank account.
- to strengthen.
- to prepare in stages.
- to fill in with houses; develop into an urban area.
- to praise or flatter.
Origin of build
OTHER WORDS FROM build
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH buildbilled, build
Words nearby build
How to use build in a sentence
They have a breathable mesh build, but when paired with a wool sock like this one from Voormi, I have no problems wearing them in below-freezing temperatures.5 Pieces of Gear That Help Me Stay Active During Winter|Jakob Schiller|February 11, 2021|Outside Online
I credit the premium goat leather, simple build, and burly stitched seams for this longevity.
All the extra features and general operating abilities add to the printer’s build, which certainly shouldn’t be an issue if you have an office or dedicated workspace at home.Best all-in-one printer: Upgrade your home office with these multitasking machines|Carsen Joenk|February 8, 2021|Popular-Science
Blockchain could allow buyers to track their ad’s performance at every stage, potentially eliminating fraud and helping build trust.
For Lee, co-living during the pandemic helped her build trust and a sense of community with her roommates.
Those are saguaro cactuses…the big ones…birds make holes in them and build their nests inside.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Therefore, we should—you guessed it—develop the Canadian tar sands and build the Keystone pipeline.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline|Jay Michaelson|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“He could build studios and he understood technology,” Jackson told The Daily Beast.
The narrator is suggesting that they build a snowman that looks like a minister.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Regardless, few had been given any reason to believe they could build a life for themselves beyond the streets.
They lived at first in a tent; no time to build a house, till the wheat and vegetables were planted.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Now is the time to build for the future, and to avoid paying too much attention to immediate profits.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
The birds that build them swallow a certain kind of glutinous weed growing on the coral rocks.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
Ki Pak's servants proceeded to build a fire in the centre of the yard and the cook made preparations for getting supper.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruits of them.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for build
- to add cards to each other to form (a sequence or set)
- (intr) to add to the layout of cards on the table from one's hand
Word Origin for build
Other Idioms and Phrases with build
In addition to the idioms beginning with build
- build down
- build in
- build on
- build on sand
- build up
- light (build) a fire under
Also see underbuilt.