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 for build
From 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.
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     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.
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From 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.
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              Nor aught availed him now
              To have built in heaven high towers.  --Milton.
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     2. To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or
        produce by using appropriate means.
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              Who builds his hopes in air of your good looks.
                                                    --Shak.
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     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.
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              I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace,
              which is able to build you up.        --Acts xx. 32.
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     Syn: To erect; construct; raise; found; frame.
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From 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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  build
      n 1: constitution of the human body [syn: physique, build,
           body-build, habitus]
      2: 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" [syn: human body,
         physical body, material body, soma, build, figure,
         physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame,
         form, flesh]
      v 1: make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig
           made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed
           an electric brassiere warmer" [syn: construct, build,
           make]
      2: form or accumulate steadily; "Resistance to the manager's
         plan built up quickly"; "Pressure is building up at the
         Indian-Pakistani border" [syn: build up, work up,
         build, progress]
      3: build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
         [syn: build, establish]
      4: improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"
      5: order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The
         government is building new schools in this state"
      6: give form to, according to a plan; "build a modern nation";
         "build a million-dollar business"
      7: be engaged in building; "These architects build in
         interesting and new styles"
      8: found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused
         person's reputation"
      9: bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up
         confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports" [syn: build
         up, work up, build, ramp up]
      10: develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the
          beginning of the opera"

From 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
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  build
  
      To process all of a project's source
     code and other digital assets or resources in order to
     produce a deployable product.  In the simplest case this might
     mean compiling one file of C source to produce an
     executable file.  More complex builds would typically
     involve compiling multiple source files, building library
     modules, packaging intermediate build products (e.g. Java
     class files in a jar file), adding or updating version
     information and other data about the product (e.g. intended
     deployment platform), running tests and interacting with a
     source code control system.
  
     The build process is normally automated using tools such as
     Unix make, Apache ant or as part of an integrated
     development environment.  This is taken one step further by
     continuous integration set-ups which periodically build the
     system while you are working on it.
  
     (2011-12-16)
  

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