• Plan showing the extent and complexity of the buildings
    Plan showing the extent and complexity of the buildings
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v build develop and grow "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
    • v build form or accumulate steadily "Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly","Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border"
    • v build bolster or strengthen "We worked up courage","build up confidence","ramp up security in the airports"
    • v build improve the cleansing action of "build detergents"
    • v build found or ground "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
    • v build make by combining materials and parts "this little pig made his house out of straw","Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
    • v build build or establish something abstract "build a reputation"
    • v build be engaged in building "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
    • v build give form to, according to a plan "build a modern nation","build a million-dollar business"
    • v build order, supervise, or finance the construction of "The government is building new schools in this state"
    • n build constitution of the human body
    • n build alternative names for the body of a human being "Leonardo studied the human body","he has a strong physique","the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing a number of decorated buildings and a free-standing ornate column Showing a number of decorated buildings and a free-standing ornate column
A smaller, more simple building than the House of Pansa A smaller, more simple building than the House of Pansa
Showing domed building and minarets Showing domed building and minarets
She would build a monument that would tower up to the skies She would build a monument that would tower up to the skies
Large buildings, with a statue outside Large buildings, with a statue outside
Building the heel Building the heel
The fish-hawk will sometimes build near the ground The fish-hawk will sometimes build near the ground

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Construction workers hard hats were first invented and used in the building of the Hoover Dam in 1933.
    • n Build Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship; a great build on a man.
    • Build 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."
    • Build To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.
    • Build 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."
    • Build 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."
    • Build 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A Canadian Tour company offers a two-day course in igloo building
    • build To frame or construct, as an edifice; form by uniting materials into a regular structure; erect.
    • build Figuratively— To form by art in any way; construct.
    • build To raise as on a support or foundation; rear.
    • build To establish, increase, and strengthen: generally with up: as, to build up a fine business; to build up a character.
    • build To exercise the art or practise the business of building; construct.
    • build Figuratively, to rear, erect, or construct anything, as a plan or a system of thought.
    • build To rest or depend, as on a foundation; base; rely: with on or upon.
    • n build Manner of construction; make; form: as, the build of a ship.
    • build In casino, to combine certain cards so that their total pip-value equals that of a single card in the player's hand.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lightning strikes the Empire States Building about seven times a year
    • v.t Build bild to erect, as a house or bridge: to form or construct, as a railway, &c
    • v.i Build to depend (with on, upon):—pa.p. built or build′ed
    • n Build construction: make
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.”
  • Prince Of Wales Charles
    Prince Of Wales Charles
    “You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that.”
  • John Ruskin
    “When we build, let us think that we build for ever.”
  • Victor Kiam
    Victor Kiam
    “You can hype a questionable product for a little while, but you'll never build an enduring business.”
  • Darrell Royal
    Darrell Royal
    “Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.”
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

From inside the building came outbursts of screams and cursing, the scuffling of a mob.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Lounging round to the front of the station building he walked down the track to the foot of the semaphore, and flung the rusty lever over.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
They lay but a single egg, generally placing it on the bare ground, or occasionally building a frail nest of grasses.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Upon it Canada must build, and it must build right.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
In the two last mentioned buildings, it is found connected with the pointed architecture.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
The muskrat builds its house instinctively, and all muskrats build alike.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
You will yet offer me something upon which I can build with new hope.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Americans build ships; Chermany must destroy fester as they build.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
In all but the very earliest years of railway planning and building in Canada, two aims have been dominant.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
As at Parenzo, excavations have revealed the plan of earlier buildings upon and around the site of the cathedral.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson

In poetry:

Not to me, not to me,
Builded so flawfully,
O God,
Thy humbling laud!
"Any Saint" by Francis Thompson
The Spirit shall build
a holy dwelling.
Trust in his great
stream upwelling.
"In The Woods" by Eberhard Arnold
We build
With skull and heft and mass
Our deep
"Foundations" by Genevieve Taggard
When holy Nehemiah 's heart
Led him (with sorrow fill'd)
To seek permission to depart,
Jerusalem to build;
"Enigma XXVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Build it up with wood and clay,
Wood and clay, wood and clay,
Build it up with wood and clay,
My fair Lady.
"London Bridge is Falling Down" by Anonymous British
"No builded wonder of these lands
My weary eyes shall see;
A city never made with hands
Alone awaiteth me--
"Norembega" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Non-residential buildings started the year 21% below January 2009's level, while non-building construction began the year 8% behind last year's start, according to McGraw-Hill Construction's data for new construction starts.
Elvis is in the Building (The MIM Building, That Is).
The City of Chicago will demolish another dangerous building as part of an ongoing effort to stop gang activity in and around vacant buildings.
Volunteer build days take place 9 a.m.-3 pm every Saturday at the Third Avenue build site, off of Wall Street in Tiffin.
Hundreds of residents, public officials and city employees roamed the hallways and explored the offices of the building, much as the 3,000 plus people did Sept 30, 1937, when the building first opened.
The Albert Lea Abstract Co. Building occupies 201-205 S. Washington Ave A sign at the corner indicates the building is for sale at
The Armstrong-Ringsted Board of education will hold a public hearing and act on disposition of the former Ringsted School building at its monthly meeting 5:30 pm Monday at the Armstrong building activity center.
Ponca City Development Authority's commercial permit for the new spec building "Connie Lou" at 2002 Sykes Boulevard in the Airport Industrial part, topped the building permits in November.
Kawa said the yellow brick building is structurally sound and he's proposing building a 40- by 50-foot addition with a full walkout basement to the north side of that building which would add a total of 4,000 more square feet of space.
A plan to shut down Rockford's Public Safety Building and move officers to multiple buildings across the Forest City isn't sitting well with some aldermen .
Odyssey Teams COO Lain Hensley on offering a team-building program that builds prosthetic hands.
'Building Stories,' a box of free-standing comics, is a DIY narrative: stories about residents of an apartment building and a meditation on how stories are built.
Our store is spread over 4 buildings and includes 2 warehouses and 2 three-story buildings.
MT VERNON — Commercial building in the city came in at more than $5.4 million in October, while residential building slowed to a crawl.
"The cost of a complete renovation of this building will most likely be the same cost per square foot for construction of a new building," architect Peter Klauder of Klauder & Company Architects concluded.

In science:

The experimental difficulties of building a high-quality gamma detector for MeV neutrino physics have been the large target mass required.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The detector is technically much simpler to build and to operate than, for instance, gas chambers and liquid scintillators.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
Figure 3: Schematic side view, not drawn to scale, of the NP2 Reactor Building, indicating the experimental site.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
Let’s turn to the building of uniform and isotropic cosmological models within the framework of macroscopic theory of gravity.
Macroscopic Einstein equations for a system of interacting particles and their cosmological applications
We thank the receiver group of the MPIfR for building the superb 6cm-receiver and the corresponding filterbanks.
The Effelsberg Search for Pulsars in the Galactic Centre