Build Build (b[i^]ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Built} (b[i^]lt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Building}. The regular imp. & p. p. {Builded} is antiquated.] [OE. bulden, bilden, AS. byldan to build, fr. bold house; cf. Icel. b[=o]l farm, abode, Dan. bol small farm, OSw. bol, b["o]le, house, dwelling, fr. root of Icel. b[=u]a to dwell; akin to E. be, bower, boor. [root]97.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Nor aught availed him now To have built in heaven high towers. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means. [1913 Webster]

Who builds his hopes in air of your good looks. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up. --Acts xx. 32. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To erect; construct; raise; found; frame. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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