Associations to the word «Build»

Wiktionary

BUILD, verb. (transitive) To form (something) by combining materials or parts.
BUILD, verb. (transitive) To develop or give form to (something) according to a plan or process.
BUILD, verb. (transitive) To increase or strengthen (something) by adding gradually to.
BUILD, verb. (transitive) To establish a basis for (something).
BUILD, verb. (intransitive) To form by combining materials or parts.
BUILD, verb. (intransitive) To develop in magnitude or extent.
BUILD, verb. (transitive) (computing) To construct (software) by compiling its source code.
BUILD, verb. (intransitive) (computing) (of software) To be constructed by compilation of source code, usually with minimal human intervention.
BUILD, noun. ​ The physique of a human body; constitution or structure of a human body.
BUILD, noun. (computing) any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users
BUILD, noun. (Internet slang) a structure, nominally an abbreviation of building (see usage notes below).
BUILD A BETTER MOUSETRAP, verb. (idiomatic) To invent the next great thing; to have a better idea.
BUILD A FIRE UNDER, verb. (transitive) Alternative form of light a fire under
BUILD BRIDGES, verb. (idiomatic) To form links or friendly relations.
BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR, verb. (idiomatic) To imagine visionary projects or schemes; to daydream; to have an idle fancy, a pipe dream or any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be realized.
BUILD IN, verb. (transitive) to add components to a larger entity without interfering with the purpose or functionality of the larger entity
BUILD IN, verb. (transitive) to build something in the interior of an entity
BUILD INTO, verb. (transitive) to add components to a larger entity without interfering with the purpose or functionality of the larger entity
BUILD ON, verb. (transitive) to add additional components to a previously constructed framework or device so that additional or improved functionality is obtained or created
BUILD ON SAND, verb. (idiomatic) To put something in an unstable position by failing to give it a secure foundation.
BUILD UP, verb. (intransitive) (transitive) (idiomatic) To accumulate, to pile up, to increase in stages.
BUILD UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To strengthen.
BUILD UP, noun. Alternative form of buildup
BUILD UPON, verb. (transitive) to form by combining materials or parts on top of a surface or foundation

Dictionary definition

BUILD, noun. Constitution of the human body.
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".
BUILD, verb. Make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer".
BUILD, verb. Form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border".
BUILD, verb. Build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation".
BUILD, verb. Improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents".
BUILD, verb. Order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state".
BUILD, verb. Give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation"; "build a million-dollar business".
BUILD, verb. Be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles".
BUILD, verb. Found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation".
BUILD, verb. Bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports".
BUILD, verb. Develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera".

Wise words

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