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Nearby words

buhlwork, buhr, buhrstone, bui, buibui, build, build down, build in, build into, build on, build on sand

Origin of build

before 1150; Middle English bilden, Old English byldan, derivative of bold, variant of botl dwelling, house
Related forms
Can be confusedbilled build
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British Dictionary definitions for buildable (1 of 2)

buildable

/ (ˈbɪldəbəl) /

adjective

suitable for building on

British Dictionary definitions for buildable (2 of 2)

build

/ (bɪld) /

verb builds, building or built

noun

physical form, figure, or proportionsa man with an athletic build

Word Origin for build

Old English byldan; related to bylda farmer, bold building, Old Norse bōl farm, dwelling; see bower 1
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Idioms and Phrases with buildable

build


In addition to the idioms beginning with build

  • build down
  • build in
  • build on
  • build on sand
  • build up

also see:

  • light (build) a fire under

Also see underbuilt.

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