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Usage statistics for the verb build:

spoken English41.23%written English58.77% conversational speech31.31%task-oriented speech68.69%
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Build is sometimes a misspelling of built or billed.

The word build is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun build

What does build mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: builds

  1. constitution of the human body
  2. alternative names for the body of a human being

Alternative definition of the noun build

noun

  1. The physique of a human body; constitution or structure of a human body.
  2. [computing] any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users

Specialised definition of the noun build

Glossary of management / IT service management

the final stage in producing a usable configuration

  • note: The process involves taking one or more input Configuration Items and processing them (building them) to create one or more output Configuration Items e.g. software compile and load.

Glossary of sports

the general size and shape of a person's body (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb build

What does build mean as a doing word?

Build is one of the top 100 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
builtbuiltbuildingbuilds

  1. make by combining materials and parts
    • example: The men build the bookshelves
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb]Martha carves
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] for [Asset]The contractor will build you a house for $100,000
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved the baby a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product]Martha carved the piece of wood into a toy
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood into a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]Martha carves toys
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Asset]The contractor builds houses for $100,000
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Asset]Martha will carve a toy out of a piece of wood for $50
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood for the baby
      [Asset - currency] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product]$100,000 will build you a house
      [Asset - currency] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] from / out of [Material]$100,000 builds you a house out of sticks
      [Asset - currency] [Verb] [Product]$100,000 builds a house
      [Asset - currency] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]$100,000 builds a house out of sticks
      [Material - concrete object] [Verb] [Product]This wood carved beautiful toys

      Verbs of Creation (with the same syntax): carve, cut, make, sculpt, shape.

    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of build: construct / make
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
    • more specific terms:
  2. form or accumulate steadily
    • example: Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of build: build up / progress / work up
    • more generic word: develop = grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
  3. build or establish something abstract
    • example: build a reputation
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of build: establish
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
  4. improve the cleansing action of
  5. order, supervise, or finance the construction of
    • example: The government is building new schools in this state
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: manage / oversee / superintend / supervise = watch and direct
  6. give form to, according to a plan
    • examples: build a modern nation | build a million-dollar business
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic word: develop = make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
  7. be engaged in building
    • example: These architects build in interesting and new styles
    • domain: architecture
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic word: create = pursue a creative activity
  8. found or ground
    • example: build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme 1] on [Theme 2]We based our plans on his information
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme 1] on [Theme 2, accusative with -ing]They based their plans on him getting in on time
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme 1] on [Theme 2, possessive with -ing]They based their plan on his seizing the base
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme 1] on [Theme 2, wh-complement clause]They based their decision on whether he happened to come or not

      Verbs of Basing (with the same syntax): base, construe, establish, format, found, ground.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: base / establish / found / ground = use as a basis for
  9. bolster or strengthen
    • example: build up confidence
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of build: build up / ramp up / work up
    • more generic word: increase = make bigger or more
  10. develop and grow
    • example: Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: deepen / intensify = become more intense

Alternative definition of the verb build

verb

  1. [transitive] to form by combining materials or parts
  2. [transitive] to develop or give form to according to a plan or process
  3. [transitive] to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to
  4. [transitive] to establish a basis for
  5. [intransitive] to form by combining materials or parts
  6. [intransitive] to develop in magnitude or extent

Group

Build is a musical group.

Music

  1. "Build" is a song released from the album The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death by British Indie rock band The Housemartins. It follows the softer template of the group's later material and reached #15 in the UK Singles Chart.
  2. "Build" is a musical album of Lotus.
    • released on
  3. "Build" is a musical album of Innocence.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  4. "Build" is a musical EP of The Housemartins.
    • released in (29 years ago)
  5. "Build" is a musical album of Rupa & The April Fishes.
    • released on
  6. "Build" is a musical album of Baddies.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  7. "Build" is a musical EP of Mother Sparrow.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  8. "Build" is a composition.
  9. "Build" is a musical album of True Faith.
  10. "Build" is a musical EP of Build.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  11. "Build" is a musical album of Tone.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  12. "Build" is a musical album of Eight.

Miscellanea

  1. Build is an annual conference event held by Microsoft, aimed towards software and web developers using Windows, Windows Phone, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. First held in 2011, it serves as a successor for Microsoft's previous developer events, the Professional Developers Conference and MIX.
    • also known as Build Conference
  2. Build: A configuration of model year specific body style and trim, with a single engine, driveline, and transmission.

Phrases with Build

Phrases starting with the word Build:

  1. build in
  2. build on
  3. build up
  4. Build-to
  5. Build Into
  6. build upon
  7. Build a Better Mousetrap
  8. Build Castles in the Air

Phrases ending with the word Build:

  1. body-build
  2. hand-build
  3. Self-build
  4. Emotional Build

Other phrases containing the word Build:

  1. to build on
  2. To Build Castles in the Air

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Build

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Google previewAngularJS Deployment Essentials (2015)

by Zachariah Moreno

PhoneGap Build is a cloud-based tool that achieves the same result as the Apache Cordova command-line utility without the setup. The key difference between Apache Cordova and PhoneGap Build is that Cordova runs on your development ...

Google previewAgile Application Lifecycle Management (2016)

Using DevOps to Drive Process Improvement by Bob Aiello, Leslie Sachs

Creating an effective build is an ALM consideration.

Google previewTroubleshooting NetScaler (2016)

by Raghu Varma Tirumalaraju

A Safe Harbor build is a GA build that has been available publicly for at least six months and on which customers have reported very few issues. Citrix clearly calls out these builds on the download page so they are easy to notice. At the time of ...

Google previewVisual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 (2012)

Adopting Agile Software Practices: From Backlog to Continuous Feedback by Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje

The daily build is the natural unit to deploy into the test lab automatically for acceptance ...

Google previewBoating (2015)

(1888) by W. B. Woodgate

build is that in which the timbers lie flush to each other, presenting a smooth surface. This offers less resistance, and before long builders constructed so-called 'gigs' for racing purposes, which were carvel built. From this it ...

Google previewMigrating to Windows Phone (2012)

by Jesse Liberty, Jeff Blankenburg

The project we're going to build is a calculator, as shown in Figure 1-1. Figure 1-1. The calculator We will build this application using both Visual Studio ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education (2016)

by Donna Couchenour, J. Kent Chrisman

Ruth Trombka The BUILD Initiative supports state and community leaders who set policies, provide services, and advocate for children from birth to age 5 years. BUILD partners with leaders working in early learning; health, mental health, and ...

Google previewDigestive Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2016)

by Isaac Livingstone Asamoah

Build around: To base something on an idea or thing and develop or from there: E.g. Successful businesses are built around good personal relationships. 337. Build in: To make something so that it is a permanent part of a wall, room etc: E.g. ...

Google previewMounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (2009)

by William D. Mounce

bnâ means “to build” or “to fashion.” (1) God is the first person in the...

Google previewA Dictionary of Correspondences, Representatives, and Significatives Derived from the Word of the Lord. Extracted from the Writings of E. Swedenborg. [Abridged Principally from The"Dictionary of Correspondences,"by G. Nicholson.] (1841)

by Emanuel Swedenborg, George NICHOLSON (Incumbent of Little Budworth.)

BUILD ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications (2007)

by Tatnall, Arthur

The build or buy dilemma has existed in universities as long as campuses have had computers; the debate is renewed every time when a new information technology initiative is proposed. Campus portals are a mandatory facility in today's ...

Google previewThe Robert Frost Encyclopedia (2001)

by Nancy Lewis Tuten, John Zubizarreta

"BUILD SOIL— A POLITICAL PASTORAL" 43 stifled brook might "not have risen" to "keep / This new-built city from both work and sleep." See also Nature Poet and Naturalist. References and further reading: For brief but useful identification of ...

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Usage statistics about build

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb build:

spoken English41.23%written English58.77% conversational speech31.31%task-oriented speech68.69% imaginative writing29.69%informational writing70.31%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun build:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb build:

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Quotes about Build

i have to build a tree house,
i have to build a table,
i have to build a new house,
cant i get a break.

i have to fix the tree house,
i have to fix the table,
i have to fix the new house,
seriusly, cant i have a break! (Shaikha Alansari)
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Scrabble value of B3U1I1L1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of BUILD

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