concept, conception, construct(verb)
an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
construct, build, make(verb)
make by combining materials and parts
"this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
manufacture, fabricate, construct(verb)
put together out of artificial or natural components or parts
"the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys"; He manufactured a popular cereal"
draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions
"construct an equilateral triangle"
create by linking linguistic units
"construct a sentence"; "construct a paragraph"
create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts
"construct a proof"; "construct an argument"
reconstruct, construct, retrace(verb)
"reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
Something constructed from parts.
The artwork was a construct of wire and tubes.
A concept or model.
Bohr's theoretical construct of the atom was soon superseded by quantum mechanics.
To build or form (something) by assembling parts.
We constructed the radio from spares.
Similarly, to build (a sentence or an argument) by arranging words or ideas.
A sentence may be constructed with a subject, verb and object.
To draw (a geometric figure) by following precise specifications and using geometric tools and techniques.
Construct a circle that touches each vertex of the given triangle.
to put together the constituent parts of (something) in their proper place and order; to build; to form; to make; as, to construct an edifice
to devise; to invent; to set in order; to arrange; as, to construct a theory of ethics
formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or inference
Within the world of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, construct is a type of creature, or "creature type". Constructs are either animated objects, or any artificially constructed creature. Most construct are mindless automatons, obeying their creator's commands absolutely, which makes them unbribable and absolutely trustworthy, although some of them are very literal-minded about the execution of their duties, obeying orders to the letter without any concern for their intent. There are exceptions to this rule, however. Certain constructs, such as Inevitables, are every bit as intelligent as mortal creatures. As they lack a metabolism, constructs have a wide array of immunities to frailties and effects that would affect creatures of flesh and blood, such as poison, fatigue, exhaustion, disease or various special attacks and magical effects related to draining a creature's life energy. As most constructs lack functional internal organs they are immune to critical hits and forms of damage targeting a creature's weak spots. Constructs are almost always created by an intelligent creator, typically a wizard, sorcerer or cleric, though some are created by other character classes or spellcasting monsters. Creating a specific kind of construct begins with the creation of body, made by either the creator himself or a hired craftsman. Construct bodies can be made from wildly different materials, from clay to copper and bone to cadavers. The next part of the process is a ritual requiring the casting of specific spells to bind a spirit of some kind into the body and imbuing it motion and special abilities.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-strukt′, v.t. to build up: to compile: to put together the parts of a thing: to make: to compose.—adj. constructed.—adjs. Construct′able, Construct′ible, able to be constructed.—ns. Construct′er, Construct′or; Construc′tion, the act of constructing: anything piled together, building: manner of forming: (gram.) the arrangement of words in a sentence: interpretation: meaning.—adjs. Construc′tional, pertaining to construction; Construct′ive, capable of constructing: not direct or expressed, but inferred.—adv. Construct′ively.—ns. Construct′iveness, the faculty of constructing; Construct′ure.—Construct state, in Hebrew and other Semitic languages, the state of a noun depending on another noun, which in Aryan languages would be in the genitive case—e.g. House of God—house being in the construct state.—Bear a construction, to allow of a particular interpretation. [L. construĕre, -structum—con, struĕre, to build.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'construct' in Verbs Frequency: #442
The numerical value of construct in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of construct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In business school classrooms they construct wonderful models of a nonworld.
That is one of things that concerns us, how well do they design, construct and then conceal.
It may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma... which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve.
If the programmer can simulate a construct faster then the compiler can implement the construct itself, then the compiler writer has blown it badly.
We need to change the way we deal with these issues and move beyond the 'report and arrest' model to more of a construct of intervention and violence prevention.
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Translations for construct
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- пабудаваць, канструяваць, сканструяваць, будавацьBelarusian
- строя, построявам, концепция, конструкция, градя, съставямBulgarian
- sestavit, sestrojit, konstruovatCzech
- bygge, konstruereDanish
- bauen, konstruierenGerman
- ehitama, koostamaEstonian
- سازه, ساختمان, ساختنPersian
- construire, constructionFrench
- מבנה, דגם, קומפוזיציה, קונסטרוקציה, הרכיב, מודל, בנהHebrew
- շինել, կառուցել, սարքելArmenian
- コンストラクト, 築く, 概念, 建設, 建てるJapanese
- konstruować, zbudować, budować, skonstruowaćPolish
- montar, constructo, construir, montagemPortuguese
- констру́кция, строить, сконструировать, построить, конструировать, составить, концепция, составлятьRussian
- збудувати, зконструювати, будувати, конструюватиUkrainian
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