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adjective \ˈbilt\

Definition of built

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

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First Known Use of built

circa 1570




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built

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Definition of built for English Language Learners

  • —used to say that someone or something has the right qualities for or to do something

  • : made, formed, or shaped in a specified way



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