built-up

[bilt-uhp]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1820–30

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To built-up
Collins
World English Dictionary
built-up
 
adj
1.  having many buildings (esp in the phrase built-up area)
2.  denoting a beam, girder, or stanchion constructed of sections welded, riveted, or bolted together, etc
3.  increased by the addition of parts: built-up heels

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
But the landscape it occupies is the built-up continent of postwar urbanization.
It says it is launching its own inquiry into an episode involving phosphorus shells landing in a built-up area.
Remove entire existing built-up roof system down to the existing roof structure including all flashing and termination materials.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;