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Definition of built

: formed as to physique or bodily contours slimly built especially : well or attractively formed

Examples of built in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The core set offers four clans with pre-built decks plus a selection of cards that can be used to customize toward specific playstyles. Rob Wieland, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 Tommy Bahama branding fills the coach with images of marlins and plant life and even has its own specially built alcohol holster. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, 24 May 2020 Enter into the open great room, which has a gas fireplace, dining area, and handsome built-ins. BostonGlobe.com, 23 Nov. 2019 The department was built 30 years ago and has not been substantially expanded even as emergency medicine has become more sophisticated. Anne Saker, Cincinnati.com, 29 Oct. 2019 But Iran, which not only built way stations along the route but has spent millions over the last five years renovating Shiite shrines in the Iraqi cities of Karbala and Najaf, also took credit. New York Times, 22 Oct. 2019 But full sun is scarce in New England gardens because of our heavy tree canopy, closely built houses, and devotion to sun-hogging lawns. Boston.com Real Estate, 21 Aug. 2019 For its 13th year, Britain’s largest festival for new music and emerging artists expanded its footprint to feature 500 artists and 60 local venues, including two specially built waterfront venues. Taylor Mims, Billboard, 18 May 2018 But common threats and the risks of leaving projects half-built force countries and voters together, too. The Economist, 10 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of built

circa 1570, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of built was circa 1570

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“Built.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/built. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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