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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.
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.
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.
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