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.

Origin of builder

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

Related forms

un·der·build·er, noun
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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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