Meaning of BUILT in English


[adjective] [not gradable]If you say that someone is built in a particular way you mean that their body is of the stated type.He was tall and heavily/well built.She is slightly built but her illness has made her look much thinner.If a room or place has built-in objects, esp. furniture they are attached and cannot be easily removed.All the rooms have built-in cupboards/wardrobes.(figurative) Some reference books have built-in obsolescence (= they are made so that they will become dated before long).A place that is built-up is one where there are a lot of buildings.After several hours we drove into a built-up area.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.