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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 build /ˈbɪld/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Build, n. Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship; a great build on a man.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Build v. t. [imp. & p. p. Built p. pr. & vb. n. Building. The regular imp. & p. p. Builded is antiquated.]
 1. To erect or construct, as an edifice or fabric of any kind; to form by uniting materials into a regular structure; to fabricate; to make; to raise.
 Nor aught availed him now
 To have built in heaven high towers.   --Milton.
 2. To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.
    Who builds his hopes in air of your good looks.   --Shak.
 3. To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; -- frequently with up; as, to build up one's constitution.
    I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up.   --Acts xx. 32.
 Syn: -- To erect; construct; raise; found; frame.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Build v. i.
 1. To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.
 2. To rest or depend, as on a foundation; to ground one's self or one's hopes or opinions upon something deemed reliable; to rely; as, to build on the opinions or advice of others.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: constitution of the human body [syn: physique, body-build,
      2: 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" [syn: human body,
          physical body, material body, soma, figure, physique,
          anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh]
      v 1: make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made
           his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an
           electric brassiere warmer" [syn: construct, make]
      2: form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's
         plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the
         Indian-Pakistani border" [syn: build up, work up, progress]
      3: build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
         [syn: establish]
      4: improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"
      5: order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The
         government is building new schools in this state"
      6: give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation";
         "build a million-dollar business"
      7: be engaged in building; "These architects build in
         interesting and new styles"
      8: found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused
         person's reputation"
      9: bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up
         confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports" [syn: build
         up, work up, ramp up]
      10: develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the
          beginning of the opera"
      [also: built]