From Middle English bilden, from Old English byldan (“to build, construct”), from Proto-Germanic *buldijaną, *budlijaną (“to build”), from Proto-Germanic *budlą, *buþlą, *bōdlą, *bōþlą (“house, dwelling, farm”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhōw- (“to swell, grow, thrive, be, live, dwell”). Related to Old English bold (“abode, house, dwelling-place, mansion, hall, castle, temple”). More at bottle.
- (transitive) to form (something) by combining materials or parts
- (transitive) to develop or give form to (something) according to a plan or process
- (transitive) to increase or strengthen (something) by adding gradually to
- (transitive) to establish a basis for (something)
- (intransitive) to form by combining materials or parts
- (intransitive) to develop in magnitude or extent
Usage notes 
- The simple past tense and past participle used to be builded; however, that form is now archaic, having been superseded by the form built.
- (to form by combining materials or parts): construct, erect
- (to develop or give form to according to a plan or process): create
- (to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to): build up, enlarge, increase, strengthen
- (to establish a basis for): found, ground
- (to form by combining materials or parts): demolish, destroy
- (to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to): decrease, dissipate, weaken
Derived terms 
build (plural builds)
- The physique of a human body; constitution or structure of a human body.
- Rugby players are of sturdy build.
- (computing) any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users
- The computer company has introduced a new prototype build to beta testers.
- (Internet slang) a structure, nominally an abbreviation of building (see usage notes below).
- I made a build that looked like the Parthenon in that game.
Usage notes 
- As internet slang, although the word is nominally an abbreviation of "building", the slang term can refer to any structure or formation created by the player e.g. a statue, a pool, or even a forest.