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Meaning of built by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /ˈbɪlt/
    • Rhymes: -ɪlt


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    1. Simple past of build .
    2. Past participle of build


Explanation of built by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. ( used of soaps or cleaning agents ) having a substance ( an abrasive or filler ) added to increase effectiveness

    2. the built liquid detergents

    Definition of built by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Build ( bĭld ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Built ( bĭlt ); 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. bōl farm, abode, Dan. bol small farm, OSw. bol, böle, house, dwelling, fr. root of Icel. būa to dwell; akin to E. be, bower, boor. √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.

      Nor aught availed him now

      To have built in heaven high towers. Milton.

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

      Who builds his hopes in air of your good looks. Shak.

      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”.

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

      Syn. -- To erect; construct; raise; found; frame.

    2. Built ( bĭlt ), n. Shape; build; form of structure; as, “the built of a ship”. [Obs.] Dryden.

    3. Built, a. Formed; shaped; constructed; made; -- often used in composition and preceded by the word denoting the form; as, “frigate-built, clipper-built, etc.”

      Like the generality of Genoese countrywomen, strongly built. Landor.