builder

[ bil-der ]
/ ˈbɪl dər /

noun

a person who builds.
a person who constructs buildings under contract or as a speculation.
a substance, as an abrasive or filler, added to soaps or other cleaning agents to increase their effectiveness.

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Origin of builder

First recorded in 1350–1400, builder is from the Middle English word bildere.See build, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM builder

un·der·build·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for builder

builder
/ (ˈbɪldə) /

noun

a person who builds, esp one who contracts for and supervises the construction or repair of buildings
a substance added to a soap or detergent as a filler or abrasive
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