Dictionary Results for build


1. build - noun

· constitution of the human body

Synonym(s): physique, body-build, habitus

Hypernym(s): bodily_property




2. build - noun

· alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

Synonym(s): human_body, physical_body, material_body, soma, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh

Hypernym(s): body, organic_structure




3. build - verb

· make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

Synonym(s): construct, make

Hypernym(s): make, create




4. build - verb

· form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"

Synonym(s): build_up, work_up, progress

Hypernym(s): develop




5. build - verb

· build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"

Synonym(s): establish

Hypernym(s): make, create




6. build - verb

· improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"

Hypernym(s): better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate




7. build - verb

· order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state"

Hypernym(s): oversee, supervise, superintend, manage




8. build - verb

· give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business"

Hypernym(s): develop




9. build - verb

· be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles"

Hypernym(s): create




10. build - verb

· found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"

Hypernym(s): establish, base, ground, found




11. build - verb

· bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"

Synonym(s): build_up, work_up, ramp_up

Hypernym(s): increase




12. build - verb

· develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"

Hypernym(s): intensify, deepen





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