Meaning of CONSTRUCT in English

CONSTRUCT

I. con ‧ struct 1 W3 AC /kənˈstrʌkt/ BrE AmE verb [transitive]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ construction , ↑ reconstruction , ↑ constructor , ↑ construct ; verb : ↑ construct , ↑ reconstruct ]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: past participle of construere ; ⇨ ↑ construe ]

1 . to build something such as a house, bridge, road etc:

There are plans to construct a new road bridge across the river.

construct something from/of/in something

skyscrapers constructed entirely of concrete and glass

2 . to form something such as a sentence, argument, or system by joining words, ideas etc together:

Boyce has constructed a new theory of management.

3 . technical to draw a mathematical shape:

Construct a square with sides of 5 cm.

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THESAURUS

▪ build to make a house, road, wall, bridge etc using bricks, stone, wood, or other materials:

A new stadium will be built for the Olympics.

▪ construct to build a building, bridge, machine etc. Construct is more formal than build :

The council plans to construct two new schools.

▪ put up something to build a wall, fence, or building, or put a statue somewhere. Put up is less formal than build :

The neighbours have put up a new wooden fence.

▪ erect formal to build a wall, fence, or building, especially a public building, or put a statue somewhere:

A monument to the Canadian soliders was erected in Green Park.

▪ throw something up British English informal to build something very quickly:

Developers have hastily thrown up family homes in the area.

▪ put together to make something from its parts, for example a piece of furniture:

It took an hour to put the bookcase together.

▪ assemble formal to put all the parts of something such as a machine or a piece of furniture together:

A line of robots assemble the cars.

II. con ‧ struct 2 AC /ˈkɒnstrʌkt $ ˈkɑːn-/ BrE AmE noun [countable] formal

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ construction , ↑ reconstruction , ↑ constructor , ↑ construct ; verb : ↑ construct , ↑ reconstruct ]

1 . an idea formed by combining several pieces of information or knowledge

2 . something that is built or made SYN construction

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.