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(noun, verb)


There are 12 meanings of the word Build.

How to pronounce build:


Build - as a noun

Constitution of the human body

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
bodily property
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Alternative names for the body of a human being

Example: "Leonardo studied the human body"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
anatomy12chassis12figure10flesh11form9frame10human bodymaterial bodyphysical bodyphysique25shape10soma6
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
body10organic structure
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Build - as a verb

Make by combining materials and parts

Example: "This little pig made his house out of straw"

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Form or accumulate steadily

Example: "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"

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build upprogress11work up

Build or establish something abstract

Example: "Build a reputation"

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Improve the cleansing action of

Example: "Build detergents"

Order, supervise, or finance the construction of

Example: "The government is building new schools in this state"

Give form to, according to a plan

Example: "Build a modern nation"

Be engaged in building

Example: "These architects build in interesting and new styles"

Found or ground

Example: "Build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"

Bolster or strengthen

Example: "We worked up courage"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
build upramp upwork up

Develop and grow

Example: "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"

Example Sentences

"He plans to build a house in the countryside."
"They are going to build a bridge over the river."
"She aspires to build a successful career in architecture."
"The company decided to build a new factory in the city."
"We need to build stronger relationships with our clients."
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Word Game Points

Is BUILD a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, build is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

BUILD has a SCRABBLE points total of 8.

Is BUILD a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, build is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
BUILD has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 11.

Is BUILD a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, build is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
BUILD has a WORDFEUD points total of 10.

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