construction etymology

English word construction comes from Latin struo, Latin struere, Latin com-, Latin con

Detailed word origin of construction

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
struo Latin (lat) I compose, construct, build. I place, arrange. I ready, prepare.
struere Latin (lat)
com- Latin (lat)
con Latin (lat)
construo Latin (lat) (grammar) I connect, construct.. I construct, build, fabricate, erect.. I heap, bring, collect or gather together.
constructio Latin (lat) (grammar) A grammatical connection; construction.. A building, construction.. The act of putting, placing or joining together.
construction Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
construction English (eng) (arts) A (usually non-representational) structure, such as a collage etc.. (geometry) A geometric figure of arcs and line segments that is drawable with a straightedge and compass.. (grammar) A group of words arranged to form a meaningful phrase.. A building, model or some other structure.. Anything that has been constructed.. The act or result of construing the meaning of something.. The [...]

Words with the same origin as construction

Descendants of struo
construct destroy destroying destruction instruct instruction instructor instrumental obstruction reconstruct reconstruction
Descendants of struere
infrastructure structure
Descendants of com-
account collect collection college command commander commissioner competition complain complete complex confirm conscience correct cos cost couch count cousin precious price prison prisoner prize
Descendants of con
cognitive commerce commercial deduction invite quaint recognize