(noun, verb)


1. an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Similar word(s): concept, conception

Definition categories: thought, idea

Sentences with construct as a noun:

- The artwork was a construct of wire and tubes.

- Loops and conditional statements are constructs in computer programming.

- Bohr's theoretical construct of the atom was soon superseded by quantum mechanics.


1. make by combining materials and parts

- Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Similar word(s): build, make

Definition categories: creation, create, make

2. put together out of artificial or natural components or parts

Similar word(s): fabricate, manufacture

Definition categories: creation, make

3. draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions

- construct an equilateral triangle

Definition categories: contact, delineate, describe, draw, line, trace

4. create by linking linguistic units

- construct a sentence

- construct a paragraph

Definition categories: creation

5. create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts

- construct a proof

- construct an argument

Definition categories: creation

6. reassemble mentally

- reconstruct the events of 20 years ago

Similar word(s): reconstruct, retrace

Definition categories: cognition, conjecture, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize

Sentences with construct as a verb:

- We constructed the radio from spares.

- A sentence may be constructed with a subject, verb and object.

- Construct a circle that touches each vertex of the given triangle.