construct


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to construct: Construct validity

con·struct

 (kən-strŭkt′)
tr.v. con·struct·ed, con·struct·ing, con·structs
1. To form by assembling or combining parts; build.
2. To create (an argument or a sentence, for example) by systematically arranging ideas or terms.
3. Mathematics To draw (a geometric figure) that meets specific requirements.
n. (kŏn′strŭkt′)
1. Something formed or constructed from parts.
2.
a. A concept, model, or schematic idea: a theoretical construct of the atom.
b. A concrete image or idea: "[He] began to shift focus from the haunted constructs of terror in his early work" (Stephen Koch).

[Latin cōnstruere, cōnstrūct- : com-, com- + struere, to pile up; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

con·struct′i·ble adj.
con·struc′tor, con·struct′er n.

construct

vb (tr)
1. to put together substances or parts, esp systematically, in order to make or build (a building, bridge, etc); assemble
2. to compose or frame mentally (an argument, sentence, etc)
3. (Mathematics) geometry to draw (a line, angle, or figure) so that certain requirements are satisfied
n
4. something formulated or built systematically
5. a complex idea resulting from a synthesis of simpler ideas
6. (Psychology) psychol a model devised on the basis of observation, designed to relate what is observed to some theoretical framework
[C17: from Latin constructus piled up, from construere to heap together, build, from struere to arrange, erect]
conˈstructible adj
conˈstructor, conˈstructer n

con•struct

(v. kənˈstrʌkt; n. ˈkɒn strʌkt)

v.t.
1. to build or form by putting together parts.
2. Geom. to draw (a figure) fulfilling certain given conditions.
n.
3. something constructed.
4. an image, idea, or theory, esp. a complex one formed from a number of simpler elements.
[1655–65; < Latin constrūctus, past participle of construere; see construe]
con•struct′i•ble, adj.
con•struc′tor, con•struct′er, n.

construct


Past participle: constructed
Gerund: constructing

Imperative
construct
construct
Present
I construct
you construct
he/she/it constructs
we construct
you construct
they construct
Preterite
I constructed
you constructed
he/she/it constructed
we constructed
you constructed
they constructed
Present Continuous
I am constructing
you are constructing
he/she/it is constructing
we are constructing
you are constructing
they are constructing
Present Perfect
I have constructed
you have constructed
he/she/it has constructed
we have constructed
you have constructed
they have constructed
Past Continuous
I was constructing
you were constructing
he/she/it was constructing
we were constructing
you were constructing
they were constructing
Past Perfect
I had constructed
you had constructed
he/she/it had constructed
we had constructed
you had constructed
they had constructed
Future
I will construct
you will construct
he/she/it will construct
we will construct
you will construct
they will construct
Future Perfect
I will have constructed
you will have constructed
he/she/it will have constructed
we will have constructed
you will have constructed
they will have constructed
Future Continuous
I will be constructing
you will be constructing
he/she/it will be constructing
we will be constructing
you will be constructing
they will be constructing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been constructing
you have been constructing
he/she/it has been constructing
we have been constructing
you have been constructing
they have been constructing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been constructing
you will have been constructing
he/she/it will have been constructing
we will have been constructing
you will have been constructing
they will have been constructing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been constructing
you had been constructing
he/she/it had been constructing
we had been constructing
you had been constructing
they had been constructing
Conditional
I would construct
you would construct
he/she/it would construct
we would construct
you would construct
they would construct
Past Conditional
I would have constructed
you would have constructed
he/she/it would have constructed
we would have constructed
you would have constructed
they would have constructed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
notion - a general inclusive concept
category - a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
rule, regulation - a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
attribute, dimension, property - a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; "self-confidence is not an endearing property"
abstract, abstraction - a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
quantity - the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
whole - all of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature"
natural law, law - a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
lexicalized concept - a concept that is expressed by a word (in some particular language)
hypothesis, theory, possibility - a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
fact - a concept whose truth can be proved; "scientific hypotheses are not facts"
linguistic rule, rule - (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
Verb1.construct - make by combining materials and partsconstruct - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
customise, customize - make according to requirements; "customize a car"
revet - construct a revetment
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
dry-wall - construct with drywall; "dry-wall the basement of the house"
lock - build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
wattle - build of or with wattle
frame up, frame - construct by fitting or uniting parts together
rebuild, reconstruct - build again; "The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"
groin - build with groins; "The ceiling was groined"
cantilever - construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed; "Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings"
erect, put up, set up, rear, raise - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
build - be engaged in building; "These architects build in interesting and new styles"
corduroy - build (a road) from logs laid side by side
channelise, channelize - make a channel for; provide with a channel; "channelize the country for better transportation"
2.construct - put together out of artificial or natural components or partsconstruct - put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys"; He manufactured a popular cereal"
mass-produce - produce on a large scale
make - make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
raft - make into a raft; "raft these logs"
3.construct - draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions; "construct an equilateral triangle"
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
trace, describe, draw, line, delineate - make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
4.construct - create by linking linguistic units; "construct a sentence"; "construct a paragraph"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
5.construct - create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts; "construct a proof"; "construct an argument"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
6.construct - reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, conjecture, theorise, theorize, hypothecate, suppose - to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
etymologise, etymologize - construct the history of words

construct

verb
2. create, make, form, set up, organize, compose, put together, formulate You will find it difficult to construct a spending plan without first recording your outgoings.

construct

verb
1. To create by forming, combining, or altering materials:
2. To make or form (a structure):
Translations
يَبْني، يُقيم، يُشيديُنْشِئُ
budovatpostavitsestavittvořit
konstruerebygge
ehitamakoostama
rakentaa
izgraditi
megalkot
byggja, setja saman
建設する
건설하다
konstrukcijakonstruktoriuskonstruktyviaikonstruktyvuskonstruoti
būvētceltkonstruētsastādīt
graditi
konstruera
สร้าง
xây dựng

construct

A. [kənˈstrʌkt] VTconstruir
B. [ˈkɒnstrʌkt] Nconstrucción f

construct

[kənˈstrʌkt] vt
[+ building, road, machine] → construire
[+ theory, system, book] → construire

construct

vtbauen; bridge, machine alsokonstruieren; (Geometry) → konstruieren; sentencebilden, konstruieren; novel, play etcaufbauen; theoryentwickeln, konstruieren
nGedankengebäude nt

construct

[kənˈstrʌkt] vtcostruire

construct

(kənˈstrakt) verb
to build; to put together. They are planning to construct a new supermarket near our house; Construct a sentence containing `although'.
conˈstruction (-ʃən) noun
1. (a way of) constructing or putting together. The bridge is still under construction.
2. something built. That construction won't last long.
conˈstructive (-tiv) adjective
helpful; having to do with making, not with destroying. Constructive criticism tells you both what is wrong and also what to do about it.
conˈstructively adverb
conˈstructor noun
a person who constructs. a constructor of bridges.
construction site
a building site.
construction worker
a builder.

construct

يُنْشِئُ postavit konstruere errichten κατασκευάζω construir rakentaa construire izgraditi costruire 建設する 건설하다 bouwen konstruere zbudować construir строить konstruera สร้าง yapmak xây dựng 建造
References in classic literature ?
Our business is to construct a cannon measuring nine feet in its interior diameter, six feet thick, and with a stone revetment of nineteen and a half feet in thickness.
A further proof is, that novices in the art attain to finish: of diction and precision of portraiture before they can construct the plot.
On the ordinary view of the independent creation of each being, we can only say that so it is;--that it has so pleased the Creator to construct each animal and plant.
Then he proceeded to initiate me into mysteries yet higher than those I had witnessed, shewing me how to construct Extra-Solids by the motion of Solids, and Double Extra-Solids by the motion of Extra-Solids, and all "strictly according to Analogy", all by methods so simple, so easy, as to be patent even to the Female Sex.
I further told those who doubted the wisdom of this plan, that the majority of our students came to us in poverty, from the cabins of the cotton, sugar, and rice plantations of the South, and that while I knew it would please the students very much to place them at once in finely constructed buildings, I felt that it would be following out a more natural process of development to teach them how to construct their own buildings.
A hundred yards from the beach was a little level spot, fairly free of trees; here they decided eventually to build a permanent house, but for the time being they both thought it best to construct a little platform in the trees out of reach of the larger of the savage beasts in whose realm they were.
Nevertheless, I cannot help thinking that if we would put an improved breed of polliwogs in our drinking water, construct shallower roadways, groom the street cows, offer the stranger within our gates a free choice between the poniard and the potion, and relinquish our private system of morals, the other measures of public safety would be needless.
The style of these buildings evinces that the architect possessed neither the art of using lime or cement of any kind, nor the skill to throw an arch, construct a roof, or erect a stair ; and yet, with all this ignorance, showed great ingenuity in selecting the situation of Burghs, and regulating the access to them, as well as neatness and regularity in the erection, since the buildings themselves show a style of advance in the arts scarcely consistent with the ignorance of so many of the principal branches of architectural knowledge.
A young man who has yet done nothing -- who burns to distinguish himself -- who burns to reign alone, will never take anything ready built, he will construct for himself.
CDA officials Dawn spoke to have said that after the metro bus corridors have been completed it would be difficult for the authority to construct flyovers and interchanges planned for the area, and has therefore asked the NHA to construct at least three underpasses where future interchanges can be constructed.
The construct system generally consists of various subsystems, although these are not necessarily entirely consistent with each other.
Egypt's Ministry of Housing and Urban Communities announced plans to construct 175,000 new housing units in 25 Egyptian governorates over the coming fiscal year, as part of the social housing plan to construct a million new units in areas of high population density.