Definitions for: Construct


[n] an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
[v] of past events
[v] draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions, of geometrical figures
[v] put together out of components or parts; "Ford makes cars"; "They manufacture small toys"
[v] make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*struct" (k[o^]n*str[u^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Constructed; p. pr. & vb. n. Constructing.] [L.
constructus, p. p. of construere to bring together, to
construct; con- + struere to pile up, set in order. See
Structure, and cf. Construe.]
1. 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. To devise; to invent; to set in order; to arrange; as, to
construct a theory of ethics.

Syn: To build; erect; form; compile; make; fabricate;
originate; invent.


Con"struct, a.
Formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or
inference.

Construct form or state (Heb. Gram.), that of a noun used
before another which has the genitive relation to it.

Synonyms: build, concept, conception, fabricate, manufacture, reconstruct, retrace

Antonyms: misconception

See Also: abstract, abstraction, attribute, cantilever, category, channelise, channelize, conceptualisation, conceptuality, conceptualization, conjecture, corduroy, create, customise, customize, delineate, describe, dimension, division, draw, erect, etymologise, etymologize, fact, frame up, frames, groin, hypothecate, hypothesis, hypothesise, hypothesize, idea, imaginary being, imaginary creature, law, law of nature, lexicalized concept, line, linguistic rule, lock, make, mass-produce, natural law, notion, outline, part, possibility, property, put up, quantity, raft, raise, rear, rebuild, reconstruct, regulation, rule, section, set up, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize, theory, thought, trace, wattle, whole

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