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Do you know when this house was built?
They’re building a new bridge over the river.
You need planning permission to build on this land.
He set out to build a business empire and succeeded.
Many popular writers built up their reputations during the war.
The food industry needs to build consumer confidence again.
Multinational companies use a range of marketing techniques to build sales.
He played a key role in building bridges between management and the unions.
We need to build up a picture of the community’s needs.
This is the British English definition of build. View American English definition of build.