built

[ bilt ]
/ bɪlt /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of build.

adjective

Informal.
  1. of sound or sturdy construction: These cars are really built.
  2. having a good physique or figure: That lifeguard is really built!
Nautical. noting any member or part of a vessel assembled from pieces: built frame; built spar.
Related formswell-built, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-built (1 of 2)

well-built


adjective (well built when postpositive)

large or amplea well-built lady
having a good, strong constructionwell-built houses

British Dictionary definitions for well-built (2 of 2)

built

/ (bɪlt) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of build
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Word Origin and History for well-built

built


adj.

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with well-built

built


see made (built) to order; not built that way; Rome wasn't built in a day. Also see under build.

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