Definition of new build in English:

Share this entry

new build

Pronunciation: /ˈnjuːbɪld/


[mass noun]
1The construction of new houses or other buildings: prioritising refurbishment over new build the cost of demolition and new build [as modifier]: a two-bedroom new-build home
More example sentences
  • The company is using the findings to back up its calls for better building controls in new-build homes to help to curb the problem.
  • However, by looking at the whole-life economics of the project over 30 years we were able to offer a further 10 new-build secondaries.
  • Keighley College is scheduled to move from the site to a new-build campus in Dalton Lane.
1.1 [count noun] A newly constructed house.
Example sentences
  • Under proposed building regulation changes, the use of renewable energy in new builds will be mandatory from 2008.
  • Here are my current hardware recommendations for a new build.
  • In 2006 updated Building Regulations pressure testing of buildings was brought in to ascertain the air permeability of new builds.
2The construction of ships.
Example sentences
  • Between 1985 and 1991, despite heavy scrapping, the tanker fleet fell by only 7 m.dwt, due to increased newbuilding in the late 1980s.
  • The amount of newbuilding is a register of shipyard vitality, and it can embrace many kinds of ships.
2.1 [count noun] A newly constructed ship: the port regularly welcomes new builds
More example sentences
  • The new and existing newbuildings would help Evergreen Marine more than double its container shipping capacity by 2010.
  • Privately held Mediterranean Shipping Cruises unveils its first-ever newbuild this year, the 1,590-passenger / 58,600-grt MSC Lirica, which begins service on March 11.
  • Other brands in the Carnival family could get newbuilds as well.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.