builder

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English bilder; equivalent to build +‎ -er.

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builder (plural builders)

  1. A person who builds or constructs things.
  2. (trade) Master artisan, who receives his instructions from the architect, and employs workers.
  3. (rare, bodybuilding) A bodybuilder.
    • 1991, Samuel Wilson Fussell, chapter 4, in Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder:
      In the competitions, bodybuilders go through "mandatories"—a set of mandatory poses—in the morning, where the judges compare the body parts of the builders.

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  • (a person who builds or constructs things): constructor

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