Definition of builder in English:

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builder

Pronunciation: /ˈbildər/

noun

1A person who constructs something by putting parts or material together over a period of time: a boat builder
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  • For the most part you have suggested that there is no fix outside of a frame builder building up new material and then reaming it back out.
  • The network was constructed by wireless network builder Cityspace and wireless equipment vendor BelAir Networks.
  • Use of uranium in nuclear power plants produces plutonium, and that is a key material of choice of nuclear weapons builders.
1.1A person whose job is to construct or repair houses, or to contract for their construction and repair.
Example sentences
  • Fitzpatrick denied that higher house prices were in builders ' interests and said his members wanted to promote price stability.
  • Handel's peace was soon disrupted by builders, plasterers and masons.
  • Using local builders, the houses were built by the provincial department of housing under the People's Housing Process.
1.2 [usually in combination] A person or thing that creates or develops a particular thing: breaking the record was a real confidence builder
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  • It can be a real character builder, confidence booster and point of pride when swimmers do crazy things in practice and succeed.
  • Nemo will be looking for revenge, but it cuts both ways as it is a powerful confidence builder to have beaten the Cork side at the same venue two years ago.
  • ‘It was brilliant to be back on stage and a good confidence builder,’ she said.

Words that rhyme with builder

bewilder, guilder, Hilda, Matilda, St Kilda, Tilda, tilde

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Syllabification: build·er

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