- to build or form by putting together parts; frame; devise.
- Geometry. to draw (a figure) fulfilling certain given conditions.
- something constructed.
- an image, idea, or theory, especially a complex one formed from a number of simpler elements.
Origin of construct
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Examples from the Web for construct
Encompass Develop, Design Construct, LLC A Kentucky-based architect, design and construction service.The 26 Next Hobby Lobbys
December 17, 2014
We can construct excuses based on the evil that occurred September 11th.Dick Cheney vs. ‘Unbroken’
December 15, 2014
He had aspired to construct an epic figure after visiting the pyramids and sphinxes of Egypt in 1855.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty
October 28, 2014
But if Hamas were to continue to construct tunnels, Hanegbi said, Israel is prepared to send in ground forces to destroy them.Israeli Diplomat Says Gaza War Taught Hamas a Lesson
August 19, 2014
He had been dreaming of making this walk since he had read about plans to construct the towers when he was 17.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope
August 8, 2014
There was no time to construct an armoured fleet; but they did not think they needed one.Freeland
The second of the West India islands to construct a railroad was Jamaica.The Railroad Question
But what does this attempt to construct a universal history of the globe imply?The Past Condition of Organic Nature
Thomas H. Huxley
Fig. 89 shows the various pieces necessary to construct the hull.
This is very simple to construct and makes a pleasing craft when finished.
- to put together substances or parts, esp systematically, in order to make or build (a building, bridge, etc); assemble
- to compose or frame mentally (an argument, sentence, etc)
- geometry to draw (a line, angle, or figure) so that certain requirements are satisfied
- something formulated or built systematically
- a complex idea resulting from a synthesis of simpler ideas
- psychol a model devised on the basis of observation, designed to relate what is observed to some theoretical framework
Word Origin and History for construct
early 15c., from Latin constructus, past participle of construere "to heap up" (see construction). Related: Constructed; constructing.
1871 in linguistics, 1890 in psychology, 1933 in the general sense of "anything constructed;" from construct (v.).