Meaning of CONSTRUCT in English


— constructible , adj.

v. /keuhn strukt"/ ; n. /kon"strukt/ , v.t.

1. to build or form by putting together parts; frame; devise.

2. Geom. to draw (a figure) fulfilling certain given conditions.


3. something constructed.

4. an image, idea, or theory, esp. a complex one formed from a number of simpler elements.

[ 1400-50 for earlier ptp. sense; 1655-65 for current senses; late ME constructus (ptp. of construere to CONSTRUE), equiv. to con- CON- + struc- (var. s. of struere to build) + -tus ptp. suffix ]

Syn. 1. erect, form. See make 1 .

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