- 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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Related Wordsmanufacture, compose, organize, formulate, form, create, erect, shape, produce, design, fashion, forge, found, establish, raise, fabricate, make, compound, invent, constitute
Examples from the Web for constructed
After all, we have constructed Fortress America at enormous cost.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat
December 27, 2014
In The Lodger an ominous character paced the floor, which Hitchcock constructed of glass.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
At 17 acres, it was the largest gambling house ever constructed, and at a cost of $1.2 billion, it was also the most expensive.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal
December 8, 2014
His stories were constructed with ruthless narrative efficiency.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?
November 23, 2014
The City of Phoenix does not now have a single homeless vet; they have constructed apartments for them.McCain’s 13 Favorite Soldiers
November 11, 2014
The ornamentation usually denotes the period when they were constructed.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
If a bridge was to be constructed, or a road repaired, he was sent for to superintend it.Cleveland Past and Present
They were constructed of ivory and jet, and their capitals were overlaid with the purest gold.Imogen
A number of other short roads, aggregating about 350 miles, have since been constructed.
This line was constructed and operated by a private company.
- 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 constructed
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.).