build vs progress what difference

what is difference between build and progress

English

Etymology

From Middle English bilden, from Old English byldan (to build, construct), from Proto-Germanic *buþlijaną (to build), from Proto-Germanic *buþlą, *bōþlą (house, dwelling, farm), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to become, grow, thrive, be, live, dwell). Related to Old English bold (abode, house, dwelling-place, mansion, hall, castle, temple). More at bottle.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɪld/
  • Rhymes: -ɪld
  • Homophone: billed

Verb

build (third-person singular simple present builds, present participle building, simple past and past participle built or (archaic or poetic) builded)

  1. (transitive) To form (something) by combining materials or parts.
  2. (transitive) To develop or give form to (something) according to a plan or process.
  3. (transitive) To increase or strengthen (something) by adding gradually to.
  4. (transitive) To establish a basis for (something).
  5. (intransitive) To form by combining materials or parts.
  6. (intransitive) To develop in magnitude or extent.
  7. (transitive, computing) To construct (software) by compiling its source code.
  8. (intransitive, computing, of source code) To be converted into software by compilation, usually with minimal human intervention.
Conjugation

Usage notes

  • The simple past tense and past participle used to be builded; however, that form is now archaic, having been superseded by the form built.
    I have seen Him in the watchfires of a hundred circling camps / They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps. (Julia Ward Howe, Battle Hymn of the Republic – 1861)

Synonyms

  • (to form by combining materials or parts): construct, erect
  • (to develop or give form to according to a plan or process): create
  • (to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to): build up, enlarge, increase, strengthen
  • (to establish a basis for): base, found, ground

Antonyms

  • (to form by combining materials or parts): demolish, destroy, ruin, wreck
  • (to increase or strengthen by adding gradually to): decrease, dissipate, weaken

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

build (countable and uncountable, plural builds)

  1. (countable, uncountable) The physique of a human body; constitution or structure of a human body.
    Rugby players are of sturdy build.
  2. (computing, countable) Any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.
    The computer company has introduced a new prototype build to beta testers.
  3. (gaming, slang, countable) A structure, such as a building, statue, pool or forest, or a configuration of a character’s items or skills, created by the player.
    I made a build that looked like the Parthenon in that game.
    • 2005, Bill Slavicsek, Richard Baker, Dungeons & Dragons For Dummies (page 279)
      In fact, thousands of D&D players constantly debate the virtues of various character builds (combinations of race, class, feat, and spell choices) and share their efforts with each other in hundreds of message boards and mailing lists.

Translations



English

Etymology 1

From Middle English progresse, from Old French progres (a going forward), from Latin prōgressus (an advance), from the participle stem of prōgredī (to go forward, advance, develop), from pro- (forth, before) +‎ gradi (to walk, go). Displaced native Old English forþgang.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: prō’grĕs, IPA(key): /ˈpɹəʊɡɹɛs/, /ˈpɹɒɡɹɛs/
  • (US) enPR: prä’grĕs, prō’grĕs, IPA(key): /ˈpɹɑɡɹɛs/, /ˈpɹoʊɡɹɛs/, /-ɹəs/
  • Rhymes: -əʊɡɹɛs, -ɒɡɹɛs

Noun

progress (countable and uncountable, plural progresses)

  1. Movement or advancement through a series of events, or points in time; development through time. [from 15th c.]
    Testing for the new antidote is currently in progress.
  2. Specifically, advancement to a higher or more developed state; development, growth. [from 15th c.]
    Science has made extraordinary progress in the last fifty years.
  3. An official journey made by a monarch or other high personage; a state journey, a circuit. [from 15th c.]
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 7:
      … Queen Elizabeth in one of her progresses, stopping at Crawley to breakfast, was so delighted with some remarkably fine Hampshire beer which was then presented to her by the Crawley of the day (a handsome gentleman with a trim beard and a good leg), that she forthwith erected Crawley into a borough to send two members to Parliament …
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 124:
      With the king about to go on progress, the trials and executions were deliberately timed.
  4. (now rare) A journey forward; travel. [from 15th c.]
    • 1887, Thomas Hardy, The Woodlanders:
      Now Tim began to be struck with these loitering progresses along the garden boundaries in the gloaming, and wondered what they boded.
  5. Movement onwards or forwards or towards a specific objective or direction; advance. [from 16th c.]
    The thick branches overhanging the path made progress difficult.
Usage notes
  • To make progress is often used instead of the verb progress. This allows complex modification of progress in ways that can not be well approximated by adverbs modifying the verb. See Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take
Derived terms
  • work-in-progress
Translations

Etymology 2

From the noun. Lapsed into disuse in the 17th century, except in the US. Considered an Americanism on reintroduction to use in the UK.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: prəgrĕs’, IPA(key): /pɹəˈɡɹɛs/

Verb

progress (third-person singular simple present progresses, present participle progressing, simple past and past participle progressed)

  1. (intransitive) to move, go, or proceed forward; to advance.
    They progress through the museum.
  2. (intransitive) to improve; to become better or more complete.
    Societies progress unevenly.
  3. (transitive) To move (something) forward; to advance, to expedite.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 266:
      Or […] they came to progress matters in which Dudley had taken a hand, and left defrauded or bound over to the king.
Antonyms
  • regress
  • retrogress
Translations

Related terms

Further reading

  • progress in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • progress in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Latvian

Etymology

Via other European languages, ultimately borrowed from Latin prōgressus (an advance), from the participle stem of prōgredī (to go forward, advance, develop), from pro- (forth, before) + gradi (to walk, go).

Pronunciation

Noun

progress m (1st declension)

  1. progress (development, esp. to a higher, fuller, more advanced state; transition from a lower to a higher level)
    Synonyms: attīstība, evolūcija

Declension

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