build·​able | \ ˈbil-də-bəl How to pronounce buildable (audio) \

Definition of buildable

: suitable for building buildable land especially : capable of being built plans for a buildable house

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Light-to-medium buildable coverage ensure that skin looks like, well, skin. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Benefit Launches Hello Happy Soft Matte Foundation," 8 June 2018 The product is buildable and blends really nicely in for a subtle glow. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Apply Makeup When You Have Freckles, According to Makeup Artists," 3 Dec. 2018 This buildable shade is now at my desk, in my bag, and on my nightstand. Michelle Sulcov, Glamour, "5 Cult Favorite Lipstick Shades That Truly Look Awesome on Everyone," 28 Aug. 2018 Several developers approached her and offered more than the asking price, eyeing the location and more than 16,000 buildable square feet. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, "Historic Townhouse Sale in Bed-Stuy Smashes Record," 6 Sep. 2018 Pick sheer products that are buildable, as opposed to thick, full-coverage ones. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Apply Makeup When You Have Freckles, According to Makeup Artists," 3 Dec. 2018 And of course in Seattle itself where the problem of tight housing markets first started to bite Amazon, apartments are only legal in about 17 percent of the buildable land. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The tragedy of Amazon’s HQ2 selections, explained," 9 Nov. 2018 At an elevation of some 2,900 feet, only a portion of the site was buildable, said the general contractor, Tom Boos. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "A Desert Home Design Inspired by Paperweights," 8 Nov. 2018 These powders are buildable and perfect for layering. Marci Robin, Allure, "KKW Beauty Is Launching Super-Colorful Flashing Lights Powders for Kim’s Birthday," 15 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of buildable

1855, in the meaning defined above

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build a bridge

build around


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