built-up

adjective
peopled with settlers
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the built-up areas

Similar to: ↑settled

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
1. : made of several sections or layers fastened together

a built-up girder

built-up roofing

2. of a land area : having many buildings : covered with buildings

a built-up heel of a shoe

: piled higher by gradual accumulation

built-up slag

built-up land where the old town dump was

often : filled in : widened

a built-up neckline on her dress

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/bilt"up'/, adj.
1. built by the fastening together of several parts or enlarged by the addition of layers: This shoe has a built-up heel.
2. (of an area) filled in with houses, as an urban region.
[1820-30]

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builtˈ-up adjective
1. (of an area) covered with buildings
2. Raised by adding something to the underside
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Main Entry:build

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built-up UK US adjective
a built-up area has a lot of buildings in it

This is the only built-up area on 500 miles of coastline.

Thesaurus: relating to towns and town planninghyponym

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built-up «BIHLT UHP», adjective.
1. having many houses or other buildings; urban or suburban.
2. made up of separate parts or layers: »

built-up heels.

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adj.
1) (of an area) densely covered by houses or other buildings
2) increased in height by the addition of parts

shoes with built-up heels

(of a feeling) increasing in intensity over a period of time

built-up frustration

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/ˈbıltˈʌp/ adj [more \built-up; most \built-up]
: having many buildings in a small area

Many people left the more heavily built-up areas of the city and moved to the suburbs.

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ˌbuilt-ˈup [built-up] adjective usually before noun (especially BrE)
(of an area of land) covered in buildings, roads, etc

to reduce the speed limit in built-up areas


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Built — Built, a. Formed; shaped; constructed; made; often used in composition and preceded by the word denoting the form; as, frigate built, clipper built, etc. [1913 Webster] Like the generality of Genoese countrywomen, strongly built. Landor. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • built-in — built′ in adj. 1) bui built so as to be an integral and permanent part of a larger construction: built in bookcases[/ex] 2) existing as a natural or characteristic part; inherent: a built in contempt for daydreamers[/ex] 3) bui a built in… …   From formal English to slang

  • Built — (b[i^]lt), n. Shape; build; form of structure; as, the built of a ship. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • built-up — adj a built up area has a lot of buildings and not many open spaces ▪ He was fined for speeding in a built up area …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • built-up — adjective a built up area has many buildings in it: This is the only built up area on 500 miles of coastline …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • built — pp. of BUILD (Cf. build). Meaning physically well developed is by 1940s (well built in reference to a woman is from 1871); Built in (adj.) is from 1898 …   Etymology dictionary

  • built-up — built′ up′ adj. 1) built by the fastening together of several parts or enlarged by the addition of layers: a shoe with a built up heel[/ex] 2) (of an area) filled in with houses • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • built-in — UK US /ˌbɪltˈɪn/ adjective [before noun] (also inbuilt) ► included, made, or designed as part of something: »Most new laptops have built in Wi Fi …   Financial and business terms

  • built-in — adj forming a part of something that cannot be separated from it →↑inbuilt ▪ a built in microphone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • built-in — adjective forming part of something, and not separate from it: a word processor with a built in spellchecker …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • built-in — [adj] included congenital, constitutional, deep seated, essential, implicit, inborn, inbred, in built, incorporated, indwelling, ingrained, inherent, innate, inseparable, integral, part and parcel*; concept 549 Ant. added, extra, not included …   New thesaurus

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