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NOUN (1)

1. an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances;
[syn: concept, conception, construct]


VERB (6)

1. make by combining materials and parts;
- Example: "this little pig made his house out of straw"
- Example: "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
[syn: construct, build, make]

2. put together out of artificial or natural components or parts;
- Example: "the company fabricates plastic chairs"
- Example: "They manufacture small toys" He manufactured a popular cereal";
[syn: manufacture, fabricate, construct]

3. draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions;
- Example: "construct an equilateral triangle"

4. create by linking linguistic units;
- Example: "construct a sentence"
- Example: "construct a paragraph"

5. create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts;
- Example: "construct a proof"
- Example: "construct an argument"

6. reassemble mentally;
- Example: "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
[syn: reconstruct, construct, retrace]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Construct \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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Construct \Con"struct\, a. Formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or inference. [1913 Webster] Construct form or Construct state (Heb. Gram.), that of a noun used before another which has the genitive relation to it. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

construct n 1: an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances [syn: concept, conception, construct] [ant: misconception] v 1: make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer" [syn: construct, build, make] 2: put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys"; He manufactured a popular cereal" [syn: manufacture, fabricate, construct] 3: draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions; "construct an equilateral triangle" 4: create by linking linguistic units; "construct a sentence"; "construct a paragraph" 5: create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts; "construct a proof"; "construct an argument" 6: reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago" [syn: reconstruct, construct, retrace]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

75 Moby Thesaurus words for "construct": architecture, assemble, build, build up, building, cast, combine, compose, compound, concoct, consist of, constitute, construction, create, devise, edifice, elaborate, embody, enter into, erect, erection, establish, establishment, evolve, extrude, fabric, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, formulate, frame, fudge together, get up, go into, house, incorporate, indite, invent, join, make, make up, manufacture, mature, merge in, mix, mold, organize, packaged house, patch together, piece together, pile, prefab, prefabricate, prefabrication, prepare, produce, put together, put up, pyramid, raise, rear, run up, set, set up, shape, skyscraper, structure, superstructure, synthesize, tower, unite in, uprear, whomp up, write