Meaning of “builder” in the English Dictionary

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"builder" in British English

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buildernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɪl.dər/ us /ˈbɪl.dɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Rather than pouring this ash into the ocean or landfills, builders can mix it with concrete. 
  • Think of people working in restaurant kitchens or builders working outside in the heat of the sun. 
  • Roman bricks have often been used by subsequent builders, and are found built up in the masonry of much later periods. 
  • The architect has to give his certificate before the builder gets his cheque. 
  • The builders and masons of our country cottages were cunning men, and adapted their designs to their materials. 
  • The original nave was probably covered by a flat wooden ceiling, the Early Norman builders rarely venturing to span any wide space by a stone vaulting. 
  • Who were the builders of these grand and stately edifices? 

(Definition of “builder” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"builder" in Business English

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buildernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɪldər/ us

a person or company whose job is to build things:

Local builders and craftsmen were hired to work on the museum's restoration project.
a house/plane/road builder

someone or something that creates or develops something:

team/community/career builder His communication skills made him a highly effective team builder and mentor.

(Definition of “builder” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)