HyperDic: construct

English > 7 senses of the word construct:
VERBcreationconstruct, build, makemake by combining materials and parts
creationconstruct, manufacture, fabricateput together out of artificial or natural components or parts
contactconstructdraw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions
creationconstructcreate by linking linguistic units
creationconstructcreate by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts
cognitionconstruct, reconstruct, retracereassemble mentally
NOUNcognitionconstruct, concept, conceptionan abstract or general idea inferred / inferred / inferred / inferred or derived from specific instances
construct > pronunciation
Soundskaa'nstrahkt; kahnstrah'kt
Rhymesabduct ... viaduct: 19 rhymes with ahkt...
English > construct: 7 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn abstract or general idea inferred / inferred / inferred / inferred or derived from specific instances.
Synonymsconcept, conception
Narrowerabstraction, abstractA concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
categoryA general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
conceptualization, conceptualisation, conceptualityAn elaborated concept
factA concept whose truth can be proved
hypothesis, possibility, theoryA tentative insight into the natural world
law, natural lawA rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
law, law of natureA generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature
lexicalized conceptA concept that is expressed by a word (in some particular language)
notionA general inclusive concept
part, section, divisionOne of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
property, attribute, dimensionA construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
quantityThe concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
rule, regulationA principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
rule, linguistic rule(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
wholeAll of something including all its component elements or parts
Broaderidea, thoughtThe content of cognition
OppositemisconceptionAn incorrect conception
Spanishconcepción, concepto, construcción, construir, idea
Catalanconcepció, concepte
English > construct: 7 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningmake by combining materials and parts.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe men construct the bookshelves
Example "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
Synonymsbuild, make
NarrowercantileverConstruct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed
channelize, channelisemake a channel for
corduroybuild (a road) from logs laid / laid side by side
customize, customisemake according to requirements
dry-wallConstruct with drywall
frame, frame upConstruct by fitting or uniting parts together
groinbuild with groins
lockbuild locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
raise, erect, rear, set up, put upConstruct, build, or erect
rebuild, reconstructbuild again
revetConstruct a revetment
wattlebuild of or with wattle
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Similar tobuildBe engaged in building
Spanisharticular, confeccionar, construir, crear, edificar, formar, hacer, producir
Catalanarticular, confeccionar, construir, crear, edificar, fer, formar
Nounsconstructionthe act of constructing something
constructorsomeone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)
English > construct: 7 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningPut together out of artificial or natural components or parts.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsmanufacture, fabricate
Narrowermass-produceproduce on a large scale
raftmake into a raft
Broadermakemake by shaping or bringing together constituents
Spanishconstruir, edificar, fabricar, manufacturar
Catalanconstruir, edificar, fabricar, manufacturar
English > construct: 7 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningDraw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"construct an equilateral triangle"
CategorygeometryThe pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
Broadertrace, draw, line, describe, delineatemake a mark or lines on a surface
Spanishconstruir, edificar
Catalanconstruir, edificar
Nounsconstructiondrawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem
English > construct: 7 senses > verb 4, creation
Meaningcreate by linking linguistic units.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "construct a sentence"
  • "construct a paragraph"
Broadercreate by mental act, create mentallyCreate mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
English > construct: 7 senses > verb 5, creation
Meaningcreate by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "construct a proof"
  • "construct an argument"
Broadercreate by mental act, create mentallyCreate mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
English > construct: 7 senses > verb 6, cognition
Meaningreassemble mentally.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
Synonymsreconstruct, retrace
Narroweretymologize, etymologiseConstruct the history of words
Broaderspeculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, supposeTo believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
Spanishconstruir, desandar, reconstruir, rememorar
Catalanreconstruir, rememorar

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