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Definition of built

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Airstream’s Tommy Bahama Coach Makes Mercedes Sprinter into a Beach Machine," 24 May 2020 Enter into the open great room, which has a gas fireplace, dining area, and handsome built-ins. BostonGlobe.com, "19 GRANITE POST LANE / WEYMOUTH," 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, "Bigger, better ER focus of $221 million revamp for University of Cincinnati Medical Center," 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, "A Shiite Holiday Turns Into a Test of Iranian Power in Iraq," 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, "Ask the Gardener: Tips for ridding your lawn of creeping Charlie," 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, "Brighton's Great Escape Launches Biggest Year With New Beach Venue and The Smith's Johnny Marr," 18 May 2018 But common threats and the risks of leaving projects half-built force countries and voters together, too. The Economist, "How the EU is trying to find out what on Earth Europeans want," 10 May 2018 This interstate is such a built part of our environment. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, "INDOT's research into options for Downtown's North Split isn't enough, public says," 4 May 2018

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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 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of built

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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