Definition of “builder” - English Dictionary

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“builder” in British English

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buildernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɪl.dər/ us /ˈbɪl.dɚ/

B1 a person whose job it is to make buildings

Examples

  • Most of the bricklaying has been subcontracted out to a local builder.
  • The builder did a rough sketch of how the new stairs would look.
  • I think we'll need to pay a builder to take this wall down.
  • The builders worked on wooden platforms, suspended by ropes from the roof of the building.
  • The pyramids are a living monument to the skill of their builders.

Examples from literature

  • Rather than pouring this ash into the ocean or landfills, builders can mix it with concrete. This reduces the amount of other materials in the concrete. 
  • Think of people working in restaurant kitchens or builders working outside in the heat of the sun. 

(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)