built-up
adjective Date: 1829 1. made of several sections or layers fastened together 2. covered with buildings

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  • built-up — adj a built up area has a lot of buildings and not many open spaces ▪ He was fined for speeding in a built up area …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • built-up — adjective a built up area has many buildings in it: This is the only built up area on 500 miles of coastline …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • built-up — built′ up′ adj. 1) built by the fastening together of several parts or enlarged by the addition of layers: a shoe with a built up heel[/ex] 2) (of an area) filled in with houses • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • built-up — [bilt′up′] adj. 1. made higher, stronger, larger, etc. by the addition of parts [built up heels] 2. having many buildings on it: said of an area …   English World dictionary

  • built-up — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an area) densely covered by buildings …   English terms dictionary

  • built-up — adjective peopled with settlers the built up areas • Similar to: ↑settled * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : made of several sections or layers fastened together a built up girder built up roofing …   Useful english dictionary

  • built-up — /bilt up /, adj. 1. built by the fastening together of several parts or enlarged by the addition of layers: This shoe has a built up heel. 2. (of an area) filled in with houses, as an urban region. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • built-up — ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A built up area is an area such as a town or city which has a lot of buildings in it. A speed limit of 30 mph was introduced in built up areas …   English dictionary

  • built-up — adjective a built up area has a lot of buildings and not many open spaces: speeding in a built up area …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • built-up — UK / US adjective a built up area has a lot of buildings in it This is the only built up area on 500 miles of coastline …   English dictionary

  • built-up — adj. Built up is used with these nouns: ↑area …   Collocations dictionary

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