builder

noun build·er \ ˈbil-dər \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of builder

1 :one that builds; especially :one that contracts to build and supervises building operations
2 :a substance added to or used with detergents to increase their cleansing action

Examples of builder in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of builder

14th century


BUILDER Defined for English Language Learners

builder

noun

Definition of builder for English Language Learners

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

  • : something that helps to develop or increase something


BUILDER Defined for Kids

builder

noun build·er \ ˈbil-dər \

Definition of builder for Students

:a person whose business is the construction of buildings


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