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Meaning of CONSTRUCT

Pronunciation:  [n]'konstrukt, [v]kun'strukt

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

CONSTRUCT is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Con"struct\, a.
    Formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or
    {Construct form} or {state} (Heb. Gram.), that of a noun used
       before another which has the genitive relation to it.
Biology Dictionary
  1. An artificially assembled DNA segment to be transferred into the target tissue. Typically, the construct will include the gene of a particular interest, a marker gene and appropriate control sequences.
  2. An engineered gene unit, usually involving a gene of interest that has been fused to a promoter.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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