from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who builds; a builder.
  • noun One who edifies or imparts instruction, especially in morals or religion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete One who builds.
  • noun One who edifies, builds up, or strengthens another by moral or religious instruction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who edifies
  • noun obsolete A builder


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  • One cannot quite forgive the original owner and edifier of the mansion for a bit of ostentation and vulgarity of which he has been guilty.

    In Troubadour-Land A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc 1879

  • Rousseau, 'tend beaucoup plus à détruire qu'à edifier.

    Poems Samuel Rogers 1809

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  • And of Cæsar's mother, though little is recorded, and that little incidentally, this much at least, we learn -- that, if she looked down upon him with maternal pride and delight, she looked up to him with female ambition as the re-edifier of her husband's honors, with reverence as to a column of the Roman grandeur, and with fear and feminine anxieties as to one whose aspiring spirit carried him but too prematurely into the fields of adventurous honor.

    The Caesars Thomas De Quincey 1822


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