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1. body-build, build, habitus, physique

constitution of the human body

2. anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, physique, shape, soma

alternative names for the body of a human being

Example Sentences:
'Leonardo studied the human body'
'he has a strong physique'
'the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak'


3. build, construct, make

make by combining materials and parts

Example Sentences:
'this little pig made his house out of straw'
'Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer'

4. build, build up, progress, work up

form or accumulate steadily

Example Sentences:
'Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly'
'Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border'

5. build, establish

build or establish something abstract

Example Sentences:
'build a reputation'

6. build

improve the cleansing action of

Example Sentences:
'build detergents'

7. build

order, supervise, or finance the construction of

Example Sentences:
'The government is building new schools in this state'

8. build

give form to, according to a plan

Example Sentences:
'build a modern nation'
'build a million-dollar business'

9. build

be engaged in building

Example Sentences:
'These architects build in interesting and new styles'

10. build

found or ground

Example Sentences:
'build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation'

11. build, build up, ramp up, work up

bolster or strengthen

Example Sentences:
'We worked up courage'
'build up confidence'
'ramp up security in the airports'

12. build

develop and grow

Example Sentences:
'Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of build
verbWord forms: builds, building or built
to make, construct, or form by joining parts or materials
to build a house
2. (intransitive)
to be a builder by profession
3. (transitive)
to order the building of
the government builds most of our hospitals
4. (foll by on or upon)
to base; found
his theory was not built on facts
5. (transitive)
to establish and develop
it took ten years to build a business
6. (transitive)
to make in a particular way or for a particular purpose
the car was not built for speed
7. (intransitive; often foll by up)
to increase in intensity
the wind was building
8. cards
to add cards to each other to form (a sequence or set)
b. (intransitive)
to add to the layout of cards on the table from one's hand
physical form, figure, or proportions
a man with an athletic build

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verb transitiveWord forms: built or Archaicˈbuilded, ˈbuilding
to make by putting together materials, parts, etc.; construct; erect
to order, plan, or direct the construction of
to make a basis for; establish
to build a theory on facts
to cause to be or grow; create or develop
often with up
to build good will, to build up a business
verb intransitive
to put up a building
to have a house, etc. built
to be in the business of building houses, etc.
to increase in amount, force, etc.; grow or intensify
often with up
to depend or be based (on)
this theory builds on others
the way a thing is built or shaped; form or figure
a stocky build

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of build
v. built (bĭlt), build·ing, builds
1. To form by combining materials or parts; construct.
2. To order, finance, or supervise the construction of: The administration built several new housing projects.
3. To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create: build a nation; built a successful business out of their corner grocery store.
4. To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to: money building interest in a savings account; build support for a political candidate.
5. To establish a basis for; found or ground: build an argument on fact.
1. To make something by combining materials or parts.
2. To engage in the construction or design of buildings: "Each of the three architects built in a different style" (Dwight Macdonald).
3. To develop in magnitude or extent: clouds building on the horizon.
4. To progress toward a maximum, as of intensity: suspense building from the opening scene to the climax.
1. The physical makeup of a person or thing, especially one's physique: an athletic build.
2. Computers Any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.

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