Build

Definition of Build

Pronunciation: bĭld
v. t.1.To erect or construct, as an edifice or fabric of any kind; to form by uniting materials into a regular structure; to fabricate; to make; to raise.
[imp. & p. p. Built (bĭlt); p. pr. & vb. n. Building. The regular imp. & p. p. Builded is antiquated.]
Nor aught availed him now
To have built in heaven high towers.
- Milton.
2.To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.
Who builds his hopes in air of your good looks.
- Shak.
3.To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; - frequently with up; as, to build up one's constitution.
I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up.
- Acts xx. 32.
v. i.1.To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.
2.To rest or depend, as on a foundation; to ground one's self or one's hopes or opinions upon something deemed reliable; to rely; as, to build on the opinions or advice of others.
n.1.Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship; a great build on a man.

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