builder

Primary Meanings of builder

1.
n
someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)
2.
n
a substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action
Full Definitions of builder
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n someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)

Synonyms:
constructor
Types:
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boatbuilder
a person who builds boats
contractor
someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things
home-builder, homebuilder, house-builder, housebuilder
someone who builds houses as a business
jerry-builder
someone who builds cheap buildings out of poor materials on speculation for a quick profit
road builder
someone whose business is to build roads
ship builder, shipbuilder
a person who builds ships as a business
defense contractor
a contractor concerned with the development and manufacture of systems of defense
hauler, haulier
a haulage contractor
ship-breaker
a contractor who buys old ships and breaks them up for scrap
subcontractor
someone who enters into a subcontract with the primary contractor
Type of:
contractor
(law) a party to a contract

n a person who creates a business or who organizes and develops a country

“empire builder
Type of:
creator
a person who grows or makes or invents things
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n a substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action

Synonyms:
detergent builder
Types:
sodium pyrophosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate
a sodium salt of pyrophosphoric acid used as a builder in soaps and detergents
sodium tripolyphosphate
a sodium salt of triphosphoric acid used as a builder in soaps and detergents
tribasic sodium phosphate, trisodium orthophosphate, trisodium phosphate
the tertiary phosphate of sodium used as a builder in soaps and detergents
Type of:
material, stuff
the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

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