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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•structkənˈstrʌkt; ˈkɒn strʌkt(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to build or form by putting together parts.

  2. Geom. to draw (a figure) fulfilling certain given conditions.

    Category: Math

  3. (n.)something constructed.

  4. an image, idea, or theory, esp. a complex one formed from a number of simpler elements.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of construct:

1655–65; < L constrūctus, ptp. of construere; see construe

con•struc′tor(n.)

con•struct′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. concept, conception, construct(verb)

    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. construct(verb)

    draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions

    "construct an equilateral triangle"

  5. construct(verb)

    create by linking linguistic units

    "construct a sentence"; "construct a paragraph"

  6. construct(verb)

    create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts

    "construct a proof"; "construct an argument"

  7. reconstruct, construct, retrace(verb)

    reassemble mentally

    "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. construct(verb)ənˈstrʌkt; n. ˈkɒn strʌkt

    to build

    a building constructed in 1898; to construct a model airplane

Wiktionary

  1. construct(Noun)

    Something constructed from parts.

    The artwork was a construct of wire and tubes.

  2. construct(Noun)

    A concept or model.

    Bohr's theoretical construct of the atom was soon superseded by quantum mechanics.

  3. construct(Verb)

    To build or form (something) by assembling parts.

    We constructed the radio from spares.

  4. construct(Verb)

    Similarly, to build (a sentence or an argument) by arranging words or ideas.

    A sentence may be constructed with a subject, verb and object.

  5. construct(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Construct(verb)

    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

  2. Construct(verb)

    to devise; to invent; to set in order; to arrange; as, to construct a theory of ethics

  3. Construct(adj)

    formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or inference

Freebase

  1. Construct

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'construct' in Verbs Frequency: #442


Translations for construct

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

construct(verb)

to build; to put together

They are planning to construct a new supermarket near our house; Construct a sentence containing `although'.

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