1. constitution of the human body;
[syn: physique, build, body-build, habitus]
2. alternative names for the body of a human being;
- Example: "Leonardo studied the human body"
- Example: "he has a strong physique"
- Example: "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
[syn: human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh]
1. make by combining materials and parts;
- Example: "this little pig made his house out of straw"
- Example: "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
[syn: construct, build, make]
2. form or accumulate steadily;
- Example: "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly"
- Example: "Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
[syn: build up, work up, build, progress]
3. build or establish something abstract;
- Example: "build a reputation"
[syn: build, establish]
4. improve the cleansing action of;
- Example: "build detergents"
5. order, supervise, or finance the construction of;
- Example: "The government is building new schools in this state"
6. give form to, according to a plan;
- Example: "build a modern nation"
- Example: "build a million-dollar business"
7. be engaged in building;
- Example: "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
8. found or ground;
- Example: "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
9. bolster or strengthen;
- Example: "We worked up courage"
- Example: "build up confidence"
- Example: "ramp up security in the airports"
[syn: build up, work up, build, ramp up]
10. develop and grow;
- Example: "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 v.0.48:
Build \Build\ (b[i^]ld), v. i. 1. To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Build \Build\, n. Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship; a great build on a man. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
188 Moby Thesaurus words for "build": Platonic form, Platonic idea, add to, aesthetic form, aggrandize, amplify, anatomy, archetype, architectonics, architecture, arrangement, art form, assemble, augment, base, bloat, blow up, bod, body, body-build, boost, broaden, build in, build up, building, bulk, bulk out, cast, combine, compose, composition, compound, concoct, configuration, conformation, consist of, constitute, constitution, construct, construction, create, creation, crescendo, cut, develop, devise, dilate, distend, elaborate, embody, enlarge, enter into, erect, establish, evolve, exalt, expand, extend, extrude, fabric, fabricate, fabrication, fashion, fashioning, fatten, figuration, figure, fill out, fix, forge, forging, form, format, formation, formulate, found, frame, fudge together, genre, get up, getup, go into, ground, habit, heighten, hike, hike up, huff, impression, incorporate, increase, indite, inflate, inner form, install, intensify, invest, jack up, join, jump up, lay the foundation, layout, lengthen, magnify, make, make up, makeup, making, manufacture, matrix, mature, maximize, merge in, mix, modality, mode, model, mold, molding, mount, multiply, organic structure, organism, organization, organize, parlay, patch together, pattern, patterning, person, physique, piece together, pitch, plan, plant, prefabricate, prepare, produce, production, prototype, puff, puff up, pump, pump up, put in, put together, put up, pyramid, raise, rarefy, rear, rise, run up, seat, set, set up, setup, shape, shaping, significant form, stamp, strengthen, stretch, structure, structuring, style, sufflate, swell, synthesize, tectonics, texture, thicken, throw up, tissue, turn, type, unite in, up, uprear, upsurge, vest, warp and woof, wax, weave, web, whomp up, widen, write