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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
                  • They are planning to shut down the entire building at the end of the month.
                  • He had no money and no rich friends, so he had to build his business from scratch.
                  • The villagers fought tooth and nail to prevent the motorway being built through the local woodlands.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door. misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson
                  • 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.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • If you can afford a new computer, you might as well go the whole hog and get it custom built.
                  • A crowd of passers-by was gathering, waiting for the proposee to emerge from her building.
                  • The soylent steaks were sitting like lead in his stomach and twice he had to go back to the dark and miserable toilet in the rear of the building.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Intransitive verbs
                      • Transitive verbs
                        • Verbs by inflection type
                          • Irregular verbs
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                      2. fr building
                      3. en buildings
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                      5. en builder
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                      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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