Definition of 'builder'
Image of 'builder'
© kurhan, shutterstock
Video: pronunciation of 'builder'
Example sentences containing 'builder'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
THE world's two biggest yacht builders yesterday agreed to merge. The Sun (2016)That's good news for builders and architects, plumbers and project managers. Times, Sunday Times (2017)These muscles are the part of the "pecs" that body builders love to exhibit. Muscle Management (1991)Most big builders are are seriously exposed to the flats sector. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He works as a jobbing builder and was until recently a retained firefighter. The Sun (2009)You will usually need to provide the lender with plans produced by an architect or builder. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They also employ local gardeners and builders. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Its opening was delayed for a year and the builders made a big loss on the project. The Sun (2010)Make sure you use an architect and builder who have experience of working with similar buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Local builders and electricians have offered their help to make sure that the school is ready. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is not yet clear if the architects or builders are to blame. The Sun (2007)The builder made a big pile of all the junk he found under it in the middle of the kitchen. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Polish builders are in high demand. Times, Sunday Times (2008)More controversially, it is used as a slimming aid and by body builders to increase bulk. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Bass got a job as a builder's labourer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Will you charge less than my Polish builder? The Sun (2013)He was incredibly strong, maybe a body builder. Christianity Today (2000)So those hoping that Polish builders are off the menu are likely to be disappointed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Have the work done according to the surveyor's recommendation and sue before the builder goes out of business. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Like the best jobbing builder, she can lend her style to anything that might be required of her. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The builders' merchants sector has been volatile, with specific problems hitting a couple of smaller players. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ask at a DIY store or builders' merchant. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'builder'
In Common Usage. builder is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'builder'
British English: builder /ˈbɪldə/ NOUN
A builder is a person whose job is to build or repair buildings.
The builders have finished the roof.
- American English: building contractor
- Arabic: بَنَّاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: pedreiro
- Chinese: 建筑工人
- Croatian: zidar
- Czech: stavbař
- Danish: bygningshåndværker
- Dutch: aannemer
- European Spanish: constructor
- Finnish: rakentaja
- French: ouvrier du bâtiment
- German: Bauarbeiter
- Greek: χτίστης
- Italian: costruttore
- Japanese: 建築業者
- Korean: 건축업자
- Norwegian: byggherre
- Polish: budowniczy
- European Portuguese: pedreiro
- Romanian: constructor
- Russian: строитель
- Spanish: constructor
- Swedish: byggare
- Thai: ช่างก่อสร้าง
- Turkish: inşaatçı
- Ukrainian: будівельник
- Vietnamese: thợ xây
British English: builder NOUN
A builder is a person whose job is to build or repair houses and other buildings.
The builders have finished the roof.
Definition of builder from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.