: 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 Pair guests up to form teams and start with pre-built houses to minimize hassle and mess. Annie O'Sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2022 The locals were even more prepared: The U.K broadcaster ITV fielded multiple trucks, camera rigs, crews and reporters at key locations in London and Windsor, including a pre-built studio with lighting and furniture in Windsor, according to Variety. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 15 Sep. 2022 The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and cards below in both AMD and Nvidia’s field should be covered with this power supply for the pre-built crowd. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, 11 Jan. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 1 Dec. 2023.

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