Definitions for construct
kənˈstrʌkt; ˈkɒn strʌktcon·struct
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word construct.
concept, conception, constructverb
an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
construct, build, makeverb
make by combining materials and parts
"this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
manufacture, fabricate, constructverb
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, retraceverb
"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Bohr's theoretical construct of the atom was soon superseded by quantum mechanics.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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To build; to form; to compile; to constitute.
Etymology: constructus, Lat.
Let there be an admiration of those divine attributes and prerogatives, for whose manifesting he was pleased to construct this vast fabrick. Robert Boyle, Usefulness of Natural Philosophy.
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.]
To build or create.
They were very focused to construct the houses that everyone needed in the areas they were needed.
Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020
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
A man with a talent does what is expected of him, makes his way, constructs, is an engineer, a composer, a builder of bridges. It's the natural order of things that he construct objects outside himself and his family. The woman who does so is aberrant. We have to expiate for this cursed talent someone handed out to us, by mistake, in the black mystery of genetics.
It isn't that you subordinate your ideas to the force of the facts in autobiography but that you construct a sequence of stories to bind up the facts with a persuasive hypothesis that unravels your history's meaning.
In business school classrooms they construct wonderful models of a nonworld.
SB 1 is an appalling, anti-democracy effort by Texas Republicans to construct barriers to voting for people they believe will not support them, what makes this bill and Texas Republicans are pushing across the country even more un-American is Texas Republicans are using the' Big Lie' about the 2020 election as a pretext to support them. The reality is that these bills have nothing to do with election integrity or security, but rather are discriminatory measures making it harder for all people to vote. These bills will have a disproportionate impact on communities of color.
Neither that statement, nor that behavior, contributes to reducing tensions, we consistently urge China to cease reclamation to not construct further facilities and certainly not to further it.
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- сканструяваць, будаваць, пабудаваць, канструявацьBelarusian
- строя, построявам, градя, конструкция, концепция, съставямBulgarian
- konstruovat, sestrojit, sestavitCzech
- konstruere, byggeDanish
- bauen, konstruierenGerman
- koostama, ehitamaEstonian
- ساختمان, ساختن, سازهPersian
- construction, construireFrench
- קומפוזיציה, דגם, קונסטרוקציה, הרכיב, מודל, מבנה, בנהHebrew
- սարքել, կառուցել, շինելArmenian
- 建てる, 建設, コンストラクト, 概念, 築くJapanese
- skonstruować, konstruować, budować, zbudowaćPolish
- construir, montagem, montar, constructoPortuguese
- построить, сконструировать, строить, составить, конструировать, констру́кция, концепция, составлятьRussian
- будувати, збудувати, конструювати, зконструюватиUkrainian
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