- of sound or sturdy construction: These cars are really built.
- having a good physique or figure: That lifeguard is really built!
Examples from the Web for well-built
The short-skirted purple uniform looks charming on the well-built girl with the large, sad, blue eyes.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town|E. Jean Carroll|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To do him justice he was a well-built lad, and those who had seen him out on the river knew he could pull a good oar.The Eight-Oared Victors|Lester Chadwick
Miss Emmeline Figgins was a well-built, capable-looking young lady of seventeen.Pincher Martin, O.D.|H. Taprell Dorling
This street is handsome and well-built, and contains several large and important houses or mansions.Addresses & Papers / Collectanea|Peter Eade
British Dictionary definitions for well-built (1 of 2)
adjective (well built when postpositive)
British Dictionary definitions for well-built (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for well-built
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.
Idioms and Phrases with well-built
see made (built) to order; not built that way; Rome wasn't built in a day. Also see under build.