Builder - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɪldər|  American pronunciation of the word builder
Brit.  |ˈbɪldə|  British pronunciation of the word builder


- a substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action
- a person who creates a business or who organizes and develops a country

empire builder

- someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building) (syn: constructor)


The architect discussed her plans with the builder and the contractor.

We will have to get the builders to repair the wall.

The army is said to be a character builder.

The experience was a real confidence builder.

The builder added supports to make the walls stronger.

The builder supervised the construction of the house.

The youngest son was bound to a master builder for seven years.

The builder has been examining the wall for cracks.

Employing the wrong builder can be a horribly expensive mistake.

Do you know a good builder?

Ask the builder to give you a written quotation for the job.

The builder is trying to blend the style of the house in with the others in the same road.

The builder estimates the cost of repairing the roof at $600.

Word forms

singular: builder
plural: builders
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