build·​able | \ˈbil-də-bəl \

Definition of buildable 

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

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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 Take the No Filter Concealer, for example, which has a creamy, blendable, yet buildable formula that works better than some luxury products. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "ColourPop Is Having a Major Memorial Day Sale — Here's What You Should Buy," 26 May 2018 Disney paid $650 million to acquire the rights to develop 4 Hudson Square, which offers 1.2 million buildable square feet, for 99 years. Mark Skoneki,, "Disney acquires rights to New York property for $650 million — report," 11 July 2018 Protected as a state park in the 1940s, and wholly owned by the state of Georgia, the buildable land on the barrier island is limited by law to roughly 35 percent, according to the Jekyll Island Authority. Jenna Russell,, "There is magic in those Jekyll Island oaks," 21 June 2018 For a budget option, Allure's Best of Beauty-winning NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter is super blendable with the finest shimmers for a subtle yet buildable glow. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "How to Layer Your Highlighter For a Multidimensional Glow," 30 May 2018 The finish is natural and glowy, with a sheer but buildable hydrating formula ideal for layering. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dior Launched A Less-Expensive Beauty Line Called Backstage—We Have All the Details," 29 May 2018

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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build a bridge

build around


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