An example of to construct is someone building a wooden desk.
- to build, form, or devise by fitting parts or elements together systematically
- Geom. to draw (a figure) so as to meet the specified requirements
Origin of constructfrom Classical Latin constructus, past participle of construere from com-, together + struere, to pile up, build: see strew
- something built or put together systematically
- an idea or perception resulting from a synthesis of sense impressions, etc.
- a concept or theory devised to integrate in an orderly way the diverse data on a phenomenonalso logical construct
transitive verbcon·struct·ed, con·struct·ing, con·structs
- To form by assembling or combining parts; build.
- To create (an argument or a sentence, for example) by systematically arranging ideas or terms.
- Mathematics To draw (a geometric figure) that meets specific requirements.
- Something formed or constructed from parts.
- a. A concept, model, or schematic idea: a theoretical construct of the atom.b. A concrete image or idea: “[He] began to shift focus from the haunted constructs of terror in his early work” ( Stephen Koch )
Origin of constructLatin cōnstruere cōnstrūct- com- com- struere to pile up ; see ster-2 in Indo-European roots.
- con·struc′tor con·struct′er
(third-person singular simple present constructs, present participle constructing, simple past and past participle constructed)
- To build or form (something) by assembling parts.
- We constructed the radio from spares.
- Similarly, to build (a sentence, an argument, etc.) by arranging words or ideas.
- A sentence may be constructed with a subject, verb and object.
- (geometry) 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.
From Latin construo (“I heap together, build, make, construct, connect grammatically”), from com- (“together”) + struo (“I heap up, pile”).