HyperDic: constitution

English > 5 senses of the word constitution / Constitution:
NOUNcommunicationconstitution, fundamental law, organic lawlaw determining the fundamental political principles of a government
actconstitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisationthe act of forming or establishing something
communicationConstitution, United States Constitution, U.S. Constitution, US Constitution, Constitution of the United Statesthe constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
attributeconstitution, composition, physical composition, makeup, make-upthe way in which someone or something is composed
artifactConstitution, Old Ironsidesa United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States
constitution / Constitution > pronunciation
Soundskaa.nstahtuw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > constitution: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaninglaw determining the fundamental political principles of a government.
Synonymsfundamental law, organic law
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
InstancesUnited States Constitution, U.S. Constitution, US Constitution, Constitution, Constitution of the United StatesThe constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
Broaderlawlegal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
Spanishconstituciones, constitución, ley fundamental
Catalanconstitució, llei fonamental, llei orgànica
Verbsconstitutionalizeprovide with a constitution, as of a country
English > constitution: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of forming or establishing something.
Example"the constitution of a PTA group last year"
Synonymsestablishment, formation, organization, organisation
Narrowercollectivization, collectivisationThe organization of a nation or economy on the basis of collectivism
colonization, colonisation, settlementThe act of colonizing
communization, communisationThe organization of a nation of the basis of communism / communism
federationThe act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs
unionization, unionisationAct of forming labor unions
Broaderbeginning, start, commencementThe act of starting something
Spanishconstitución, establecimiento, formación, fundación
Catalanconstitució, establiment, formació, fundació
Verbsconstituteset up or lay the groundwork for
English > Constitution: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states.
SynonymsUnited States Constitution, U.S. Constitution, US Constitution, Constitution of the United States
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Instance offundamental law, organic law, constitutionlaw determining the fundamental political principles of a government
PartsBill of RightsA statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
Eighteenth AmendmentAn amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920
Fourteenth AmendmentAn amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1868
Nineteenth AmendmentAn amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920
advice and consentA legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's / President's powers of appointment and treaty-making
English > constitution: 5 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe way in which someone or something is composed.
Synonymscomposition, physical composition, makeup, make-up
Narrowergenotype, genetic constitutionThe particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism
karyotypeThe appearance of the chromosomal makeup of a somatic cell in an individual or species (including the number and arrangement and size and structure of the chromosomes)
phenotypeWhat an organism looks like as a consequence of the interaction of its genotype and the environment
structureThe manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
texture, grainThe physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)
BroaderpropertyA basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
Spanishcomposición, constitución
Catalancomposició, constitució
Adjectivesconstitutionalof benefit to or intended to benefit your physical makeup
Verbsconstituteto compose or represent
English > Constitution: 5 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston.
SynonymOld Ironsides
Instance ofsailing warshipA warship that was powered by sails and equipped with many heavy guns

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