• the Rapids of The Nile at Semneh, and The Two Fortresses Built by Usirtasen Iii
    the Rapids of The Nile at Semneh, and The Two Fortresses Built by Usirtasen Iii
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj built (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness "the built liquid detergents"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Giant Raft. In the background is a completed raft; in the foreground a cradle in which a raft is being built Giant Raft. In the background is a completed raft; in the foreground a cradle in which a raft is being built
Built for speed Built for speed
Dugouts built for German officers Dugouts built for German officers
A pagoda of three levels, built on a platform A pagoda of three levels, built on a platform
Showing central octagonal structure with other areas built around the edges Showing central octagonal structure with other areas built around the edges
The First Iron Bridge Built in the U. S The First Iron Bridge Built in the U. S

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1893, the first mosque in the United States was built
    • a Built 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 ."
    • n Built bĭlt Shape; build; form of structure; as, the built of a ship.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The oldest roller coaster in the world is the Leap-The-Dips roller coaster located in Lakemont Park in Pennsylvania. The roller coaster was built in 1902
    • built Constructed; formed; shaped; made: often used of the human body, and frequent in compound nautical terms, as clincher-built, clipper-built, frigate-built, etc.
    • built Constructed of different pieces; not composed of one piece: as, a built mast or block; a built rib.
    • n built Form; shape; build; mode of building.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It took eleven years to built the Taj Mahal, (1632-1643)
    • p.adj Built formed or shaped
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
    “If you think the United States has stood still, who built The largest shopping center in the world?”
  • J. C. (James Cash) Penney
    J. C. (James Cash) Penney
    “Every business is built on friendship.”
  • Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
    Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
    “The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: initiative, imagination, individuality, and independence.”
  • Ada Louise Huxtable
    Ada Louise Huxtable
    “Washington is an endless series of mock palaces clearly built for clerks.”
  • Antoine De Saint-Exupery
    “A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.”


Rome was not built in a day - This idiom means that many things cannot be done instantly, and require time and patience.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gebyld, bold, a dwelling, from an assumed byldan, to build.


In literature:

Far westward, at Sault Ste Marie, the energetic North-West Company built, about 1800, a canal half a mile long.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
The Patriarch Raimondo della Torre (who died in 1299) built the chapel of SS.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Behold great commonwealths built in half a century!
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
These houses were nearly all built by Captain John Harper, and when not built by him, built on his land at a stipulated ground rent.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
The first meeting house, however, was not built there.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
The nest is built in trees, and the 3-5 eggs, heavily marked with brown, are laid in May.
"What Bird is That?" by Frank M. Chapman
The first Christian church was built, it is believed, in the fifth century, by St. Amand, then Bishop of Strasburg.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
The pise "Test-House," built by Messrs. Alban Richards at their Ashstead works, was built in this way, and proved highly satisfactory.
"Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay" by Clough Williams-Ellis
The smaller vessels were built on the spot, soldiers, sailors, and farmers all working on them.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
His men built boats and floated down the great river to the Gulf of Mexico.
"The Story of Our Country"

In poetry:

Great-grandad he
Built thickly wall
With maiden earth
And oaten strawl.
"Old Cob Wall" by Cicely Fox Smith
A city of great name
Was built for them,
Of glorious golden fame —
"The 'Athletes Of The Universe'" by Samuel John Stone
"I liked fine houses
With Greek pilasters,
And built them surely,
My touch a master's.
"Thomas Jefferson" by Stephen Vincent Benet
And in that quiet country
I own a quiet home;
'Tis built of quarried marble,
With a heavy leaden dome.
"The Quiet Home" by Ernest Jones
Lover of golden apples,
Munching a daily crust;
Haunter of dream-built chapels,
Worshipping in the dust;
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Because the earth is vast and dark
The house was built--
Now with another heart and fire
To be fulfilled.
"Home For Love" by John Freeman

In news:

Depot Architectural Antiques inhabits a train depot that was built in 1914.
The Ocean is built for hard-core offshore outings, while the Navigator can be worn for leisurely.
The main administrative building on the Maharishi University of Management campus is built according to Vedic architecture.
Award-winning chef Kevin Binkley has built his reputation on cutting-edge cuisine at his Carefree fine-dining spot, Binkley's, but for most of us, the place is a special-occasion splurge.
Camillo Ricordi holding the Ricordi Chamber, which is built and distributed by Biorep Technologies of Miami.
Windows XP includes a standard programming interface for biometric devices, Dell and Acer offer laptops with biometric devices built in, and USB fingerprint-scanning mice are now on the market.
Scientists are preparing to launch a 10-year project to study water resources, gas exchange and carbon cycling in three man-made landscapes built in a half-acre laboratory at the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2.
Columbia University said yesterday that it would cut all ties with Biosphere 2, casting into doubt the future of the $200 million ecology experiment that Edward P Bass, the Texas billionaire and oil heir, built in the Arizona desert.
Romney's overseas trip appears 'built around fundraising.
More than 20,000 examples of the large, postwar Antonov An-2 have been built, but eclipsing this is massive production of an estimated 40,000+ examples of the Polikarpov PO-2.
My dad's friend built this birdhouse and gave it our family.
The playground at Greenfield Elementary was state of the art and community built 25 years ago.
IBM Researchers have built an optical chip that can transfer more data per second than pretty much anything else on the planet.
A bridge, built by Boy Scouts years ago, still is strong enought to provide a safe crossing of Blackjack Creek.
A Hispanic group promotes full participation in next year's Census with an ad campaign built around the story of Christmas.

In science:

Since mid-1997, a Collaboration has been built up to pursue an experimental program discussed in Section 3 − the studies of low energy neutrino interactions using reactor neutrinos as source with CsI(Tl) crystal as detector .
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The compact CsI(Tl) detector enables an efficient shielding to be built.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
So, the nonsingular isotropic and uniform cosmological model is built.
Macroscopic Einstein equations for a system of interacting particles and their cosmological applications
In the field free regions, the density matrix is built from ψin and ψ∗in or ψout and ψ∗out ; these combinations depend on neither gauge nor RI ,I I .
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
Maple probably has a memory protection limit built into it.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial