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Definition 1: the act of constructing something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where construction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • during the construction we had to take a detour
  • his hobby was the building of boats

Synonyms for construction in the sense of this definition

(construction is a kind of ...) the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it

(... is a kind of construction ) the construction of masonry or brickwork in a rustic manner

(... is a kind of construction ) the construction of ships

(... is a kind of construction ) the construction of roads

(... is a kind of construction ) changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface

(... is a kind of construction ) the activity of building stone walls without mortar

(... is a kind of construction ) the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)

(... is a kind of construction ) construction by a group of neighbors

(... is a kind of construction ) the act of building or putting up

(... is a kind of construction ) the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows

(... is a kind of construction ) construction of something by whatver material are available

(construction is the domain which ... is member of) construct, build, or erect

"Raise a barn"

(construction is the domain which ... is member of) build with groins

"The ceiling was groined"

(construction is the domain which ... is member of) build again

"The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"

(construction is the domain which ... is member of) construct by fitting or uniting parts together

(construction is the domain which ... is member of) build of or with wattle

(construction is the domain which ... is member of) provide with a new facing

"The building was refaced with beautiful stones"

(construction is the domain which ... is member of) to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings

Definition 2: the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones - [noun denoting act]

Samples where construction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their main business is home construction
  • workers in the building trades

Synonyms for construction in the sense of this definition

(construction is a kind of ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

(... is a kind of construction ) construction of inferior buildings for a quick profit

(construction is a part of ...) the craft of a mason

(construction is a part of ...) the occupation of a house painter

"house painting was the only craft he knew"

(construction is a part of ...) the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)

(construction is a part of ...) the craft of a roofer

(construction is a part of ...) the craft of doing sheet metal work (as in ventilation systems)

(construction is a part of ...) the laying on of shingles

"shingling is a craft very different from carpentry"

Definition 3: drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem - [noun denoting act]

Samples where construction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem

(construction is a kind of ...) (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods

"the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation" "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"

(... is a kind of construction ) the construction of a square having the same area as some other figure

Definition 4: a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where construction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the structure consisted of a series of arches
  • she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons

Synonyms for construction in the sense of this definition

(construction is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of construction ) structures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks) constructed at government expense for public use

(... is a kind of construction ) any structure that branches out from a central support

(... is a kind of construction ) a prefabricated structure

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance

(... is a kind of construction ) any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons

(... is a kind of construction ) a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)

(... is a kind of construction ) any structure that makes progress difficult

(... is a kind of construction ) structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones

"they built small mounds to hide behind"

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

(... is a kind of construction ) structure built of stone or brick by a mason

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings

(... is a kind of construction ) structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods

(... is a kind of construction ) a layered structure

(... is a kind of construction ) any structure that resembles a sail

(... is a kind of construction ) structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

(... is a kind of construction ) equality of distribution

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure resembling a tunnel where air is blown at known velocities for testing parts of aircraft

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure built over a well

(... is a kind of construction ) structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired

(... is a kind of construction ) (architecture) a vaulted structure

"arches and vaulting"

(... is a kind of construction ) a supporting structure composed of a system of connected trestles; for a bridge or pier or scaffold e.g.

(... is a kind of construction ) structure forming the transverse part of a cruciform church; crosses the nave at right angles

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure that serves to support something

(... is a kind of construction ) structure consisting of the part of a ship above the main deck

(... is a kind of construction ) a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

(... is a kind of construction ) structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted

"the highway was lined with signboards"

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure resembling a shoebox (as a rectangular building or a cramped room or compartment)

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure of vertical and horizontal rods where children can climb and play

(... is a kind of construction ) the frame or body of ship

(... is a kind of construction ) structures collectively in which people are housed

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops

"a coil of rope"

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area)

(... is a kind of construction ) a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

(... is a kind of construction ) the external structure of a vehicle

"the body of the car was badly rusted"

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure of boards

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other (on the principle of the seesaw)

(... is a kind of construction ) an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium

(... is a kind of construction ) a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet

(... is a kind of construction ) a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

"the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

(... is a kind of construction ) (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns

(... is a kind of construction ) a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made

(... is a kind of construction ) structure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns

(... is a kind of construction ) a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)

(... is a kind of construction ) (architecture) solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone

(... is a kind of construction ) an unstable construction with playing cards

"he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed"

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

"what level is the office on?"

(... is a kind of construction ) a horizontal structure that partitions a ship or box (especially one built close to the actual bottom)

(... is a kind of construction ) a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure that has been erected

(... is a kind of construction ) (architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road)

"the office next door" "they live two doors up the street from us"

(... is a kind of construction ) a structure used to defend against attack

"the artillery battered down the defenses"

(... is a kind of construction ) any structure that is very unsafe; where people are likely to be killed

(... is a kind of construction ) a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

(... is a kind of construction ) a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained

(construction is a part of ...) structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage

(construction is a part of ...) support that is a constituent part of any structure or building

(construction is a part of ...) lowest support of a structure

"it was built on a base of solid rock" "he stood at the foot of the tower"

Definition 5: the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for construction in the sense of this definition

(construction is a kind of ...) the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

"thinking always made him frown" "she paused for thought"

(... is a kind of construction ) a mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation

(... is a kind of construction ) the conception and development of an idea or plan

Definition 6: an interpretation of a text or action - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where construction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct

Synonyms for construction in the sense of this definition

(construction is a kind of ...) an explanation that results from interpreting something

"the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

Definition 7: a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where construction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner

Synonyms for construction in the sense of this definition

(construction is a kind of ...) (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction

(... is a kind of construction ) a construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence

(... is a kind of construction ) (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate functioning as a part of a complex sentence

(... is a kind of construction ) a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction

(... is a kind of construction ) a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction

(... is a kind of construction ) an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence

(... is a kind of construction ) an expression that predicates

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