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builder

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noun build·er \ˈbil-dər\

Simple Definition of builder

  • : a person or company that builds or repairs things (such as houses, ships, bridges, etc.)

  • : something that helps to develop or increase something

Full Definition of builder

  1. 1 :  one that builds; especially :  one that contracts to build and supervises building operations

  2. 2 :  a substance added to or used with detergents to increase their cleansing action

Examples of builder

  1. The architect discussed her plans with the builder and the contractor.

  2. We will have to get the builders to repair the wall.

  3. The army is said to be a character builder.

  4. The experience was a real confidence builder.



13th Century

First Known Use of builder

13th century

Rhymes with builder


BUILDER Defined for Kids

builder

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noun build·er \ˈbil-dər\

Definition of builder

  1. :  a person whose business is the construction of buildings





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