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English

Etymology

From Middle English bilden < Old English byldan.

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Verb

Infinitive
to build

Third person singular
builds

Simple past
built, or archaic, builded

Past participle
-

Present participle
building

to build (third-person singular simple present builds, present participle building, simple past and past participle built, or archaic, builded)
  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

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Noun

Singular
build

Plural
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  1. The physique of an animal's body; the constitution of an animal's body with respect to its skeleton and muscles
    Rugby players are of sturdy build.
  2. (computing) any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users

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