built built  /ˈbɪlt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) constitution of the human body
  2. (n) alternative names for the body of a human being
  3. (v) make by combining materials and parts
  4. (v) form or accumulate steadily
  5. (v) build or establish something abstract
  6. (v) improve the cleansing action of
  7. (v) order, supervise, or finance the construction of
  8. (v) give form to, according to a plan
  9. (v) be engaged in building
  10. (v) found or ground
  11. (v) bolster or strengthen
  12. (v) develop and grow
  13. (adj) (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In ninth grade, he built an amplifier that won third place in a national electronics competition.
  2. Page, who as a student built an ink-jet printer out of Lego bricks, is snapping pieces together to make a kind of endlessly ascending staircase; Brin is working on a robot.
  3. This year he's back for the startling achievement of having built the first synthetic genome.

News

  1. Newly built Tiburon home blends technology with stylish design

    Newly built Tiburon home blends technology with stylish design A Savant System controlled by wall-mounted iPads and iPods operates everything from the entry gate to the radiant heating, as well as fireplaces, fountains, intercoms and security systems. The natural horizontal striations in the granite walls are inspired by mid-century modern homes, Strauss said, and the use of natural materials to ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Apple computer built in 1976 could fetch more than $500,000 at Christie's auction

    NEW YORK — One of the first Apple computers ever built goes on the Christie's auction block next week — and it could sell for half a million dollars, or more.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Built for this year in the Big Ten

    ESPN.com today is examining the teams built to win for the 2013 season or, more accurately, the teams that need to win now because an uncertain future awaits. The Big Ten lacks a team that perfectly fits this definition, although some squads are senior-heavy and some face tougher challenges ahead because of the league's new division alignment. Michigan State jumps out as a team that has urgency ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

Quotes

  1. "But, with the extraordinary response to his work that we've seen all over the world, I for one, start to be able to look a bit less at that gap in the future and a little bit more at the incredible place in the history of cinema that he built for...
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Christopher Nolan Source: Voice of America

  2. "We will come up with a definition about what role Sao Paulo will play in the World Cup," Teixeira said. "Will there be a stadium built or not? How will they participate as a city? The issue with Sao Paulo will have to be solved as quickly as...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Teixeira Source: The Associated Press

  3. "There's been a lot of mistrust built up over the years, so it's not going to happen overnight," Obama said during his first prime time news conference Monday night.
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

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