(noun, verb)


1. constitution of the human body

Similar word(s): habitus, physique

Definition categories: attribute

2. alternative names for the body of a human being

Similar word(s): anatomy, bod, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, physique, shape, soma

Definition categories: body

Sentences with build as a noun:

- Rugby players are of sturdy build.

- The computer company has introduced a new prototype build to beta testers.


1. make by combining materials and parts

Similar word(s): construct, make

Definition categories: creation, create, make

2. form or accumulate steadily

- Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

Similar word(s): progress

Definition categories: change, develop

3. build or establish something abstract

- build a reputation

Similar word(s): establish

Definition categories: creation, create, make

4. improve the cleansing action of

- build detergents

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

5. order, supervise, or finance the construction of

- The government is building new schools in this state

Definition categories: social, manage, oversee, superintend, supervise

6. give form to, according to a plan

- build a modern nation

- build a million-dollar business

Definition categories: creation, develop

7. be engaged in building

- These architects build in interesting and new styles

Definition categories: creation, create

8. found or ground

- build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation

Definition categories: cognition, base, establish, found, ground

9. bolster or strengthen

- build up confidence

Definition categories: change, increase

10. develop and grow

- Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera

Definition categories: change, deepen, intensify