Definition of built in English:



  • past and past participle of build


  • (of a person) having a specified physical size or build.

    ‘a slightly built woman’
    • ‘He was slightly built, almost gaunt, and appeared to be aged somewhere between thirty and forty years.’
    • ‘He was a tall, robustly built person and I felt my arm joints aching after his jerky double hand shake.’
    • ‘She looked up to see a very strongly built man, who looked more suitable as a bouncer than a clerk.’
    • ‘Ariane looked over at her thinly built friend, and tried to give a reassuring smile.’
    • ‘Aidan snapped out of his thoughts to see the owner of the voice was a tall, heavily built man with a glowing sword in his hands.’
    • ‘King Hienal was a tall, muscular, powerfully built man with brown hair that was quickly going gray.’
    • ‘A team of four heavily built labourers had been contracted to demolish the old building to make way for a new office block.’
    • ‘Yet she seemed to enjoying the thought of his largely built figure looming over her with his raven coloured eyes staring into hers.’
    • ‘A university graduate who savagely murdered his slightly built mother has been jailed for life.’
    • ‘For such a large and powerfully built man, Micah was a bit of a pushover.’
    • ‘She's a small, lightly built girl, but she was into grinding the winches and pulling the main sheets on and she was all over the boat.’
    • ‘He is powerfully built, dressed in dark colours and a leather bomber-jacket.’
    • ‘They were lightly built and were probably opportunistic feeders, eating insects as well as small vertebrates.’
    • ‘He was a long and slimly built man with the grace and appearance of an undertaker.’
    • ‘Seated on the right throne was a generously built man, clad in flowing robes.’
    • ‘It was a roughly built man with a short, curly beard that went from his chin up to his ears.’
    • ‘Avery picked up her books and turned around to face a strongly built figure towering over her.’
    • ‘He was stoutly built, not yet of middle age, and riding a horse, who like himself, had seen brighter days.’
    • ‘The six riders jumped at the thunderous exclamation from a bush, which revealed a tall, solidly built man brandishing a sword.’
    • ‘Leuke, a strongly built lad was a tower of strength to the Sri Lanka team.’