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build meaning

EN[bɪld] [-ɪld]
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  • Build may refer to:
  • The process of building or construction
  • Physical body stature, especially muscle size; usually of the human body
  • Build engine, a first-person shooter engine by 3D Realms
  • Software build, a compiled version of software, or the process of producing it
  • Build (song) a 1987 song by The Housemartins
  • Build, a final version of talent tree
  • Build (developer conference), a Microsoft developer conference
  • Build (design conference), a web design conference which took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland between 2009 - 2013

    Definition of build in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbuilds
    1. The physique of a human body; constitution or structure of a human body.
      1. Rugby players are of sturdy build.
    2. (computing) any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.
      1. The computer company has introduced a new prototype build to beta testers.
    3. (Internet slang) a structure, nominally an abbreviation of building (see usage notes below).
      1. I made a build that looked like the Parthenon in that game.
  • VerbSGbuildsPRbuildingPT, PPbuilt
    1. VT To form (something) by combining materials or parts.
      1. VT To develop or give form to (something) according to a plan or process.
        1. The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you [ …] "share the things you love with the world" and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention.
      2. VT To increase or strengthen (something) by adding gradually to.
        1. Since the launch early last year of […] two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations. University brands built in some cases over centuries have been forced to contemplate the possibility that information technology will rapidly make their existing business model obsolete.
      3. VT To establish a basis for (something).
        1. VI To form by combining materials or parts.
          1. VI To develop in magnitude or extent.
            1. VT (computing) To construct (software) by compiling its source code.
              1. VI (computing, of software) To be constructed by compilation of source code, usually with minimal human intervention.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels.
                  • The plan of the Teacheress to erect a large building for us, and to educate our daughters, pleases us exceedingly, and we send fifteen rupees to assist the Teacheress in providing for them.
                  • The songs built slowly with anger, ache, tearfulness and fury, with sustained notes and cascading melismas.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Building on the case for tough-mindedness, King identifies the dangers of soft-mindedness. He writes that the soft-minded are prone to embrace all kinds of superstitions.
                  • Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door. misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • They downsized the division by offering attractive early-retirement packages and selling off an office building.
                  • The soldiers split up into smaller squadrons to search the building.
                  • There's lots of structure to be fished along the west shore of the lake; the impoundment submerged a town there when it was built.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Intransitive verbs
                      • Transitive verbs
                        • Verbs by inflection type
                          • Irregular verbs
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                      Meaning of build for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "build" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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