built

adjective \ ˈbilt \

Definition of built

: 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



BUILT Defined for English Language Learners

built

adjective

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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