HyperDic: construction

English > 7 senses of the word construction:
NOUNactconstruction, buildingthe act of constructing something
communicationconstruction, grammatical construction, expressiona group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
cognitionconstruction, mental synthesisthe creation of a construct
artifactconstruction, structurea thing constructed
actconstructiondrawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem
communicationconstruction, twistan interpretation of a text or action
actconstruction, buildingthe commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
construction > pronunciation
Soundskahnstrah'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > construction: 7 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of constructing something.
Example"during the construction we had to take a detour"
Synonymbuilding
Category offrame, frame upConstruct by fitting or uniting parts together
groinbuild with groins
prefabricate, preassembleTo 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
raise, erect, rear, set up, put upConstruct, build, or erect
rebuild, reconstructbuild again
refaceProvide with a new facing / facing
wattlebuild of or with wattle
NarrowerbricolageConstruction of something by whatver material are available
crenelation, crenellationThe action of constructing ramparts with gaps / gaps for firing guns or arrows
dry wallingThe activity of building stone walls without mortar
erecting, erectionThe act of building or putting up
fabrication, assemblyThe act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
grading, levelingchanging the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
house-raisingconstruction by a group of neighbors
road constructionThe construction of roads
rusticationThe construction of masonry or brickwork in a rustic manner
shipbuilding, ship buildingThe construction of ships
Broadercreating from raw materialsThe act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it
Spanishconstrucción, edificación
Catalanconstrucció
Verbsconstructmake by combining materials and parts
English > construction: 7 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit.
Example"I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"
Synonymsgrammatical construction, expression
NarroweradjunctA construction that can be used to extend the meaning / meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence
clause(grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
complementA word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
involutionA long / long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction
phraseAn expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
predicatorAn expression that predicates
Broaderconstituent, grammatical constituent(grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger / larger grammatical construction
OppositemisconstructionAn ungrammatical constituent
Spanishconstrucción
Catalanconstrucció
English > construction: 7 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought.
Synonymmental synthesis
NarrowercrystallizationA mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation
gestationThe conception and development of an idea or plan
Broaderthinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentationThe process of using your mind to consider something carefully
English > construction: 7 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts.
Example "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
Synonymstructure
Partsfoundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructureLowest support of a structure
platestructural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
structural membersupport that is a constituent part of any structure or building
Narrowerairdock, hangar, repair shedA large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained
altarA raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made
arcade, colonnadeA structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
arch(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
areaA part of a structure having some specific characteristic / characteristic or function
balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalanceequality of distribution
balconyA platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet
balconyAn upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium
basculeA structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other (on the principle of the seesaw)
boardingA structure of boards / boards
bodyThe external structure of a vehicle
bridge, spanA structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
building, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
building complex, complexA whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
catchmentA structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area)
coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helixA structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
colonnadestructure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns
column, pillarA vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
corner, quoin(architecture) solid exterior angle of a building
crossA wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
deathtrapAny structure that is very unsafe
defensive structure, defense, defenceA structure used to defend against attack
doorA structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road)
entablature(architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof
erectionA structure that has been erected
establishmentA public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
false bottomA horizontal structure that partitions a ship or box (especially one built close to the actual bottom)
floor, level, storey, storyA structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
fountainA structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises
guideA structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something
honeycombA structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
house of cards, cardhouse, card-house, cardcastleAn unstable construction with playing cards
housing, lodging, living accommodationsstructures collectively in which people are housed
hullThe frame or body of ship
jungle gymA structure of vertical and horizontal rods where children can climb and play
laminationA layered structure
landing, landing placestructure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
lookout, observation tower, lookout station, observatoryA structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
masonrystructure built of stone or brick by a mason
memorial, monumentA structure erected to commemorate persons or events
mound, hillstructure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentaAny structure that makes progress difficult
partition, dividerA vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
platform, weapons platformAny military structure or vehicle bearing weapons
porchA structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance
post and lintelA structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)
prefabA prefabricated structure
projectionAny structure that branches out from a central support
public worksstructures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks / docks / docks) constructed at government expense for public use
sailAny structure that resembles a sail
set-back, setoff, offsetstructure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
shelterA structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
shoeboxA structure resembling a shoebox (as a rectangular building or a cramped room or compartment)
signboard, signstructure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted
stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadiumA large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
superstructurestructure consisting of the part of a ship above the main deck
supporting structureA structure that serves to support something
towerA structure taller than its diameter
transeptstructure forming the transverse part of a cruciform church
trestleworkA supporting structure composed of a system of connected trestles
vaulting(architecture) a vaulted structure
ways, shipway, slipwaystructure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired
wellheadA structure built over a well
wind tunnelA structure resembling a tunnel where air is blown / blown / blown at known velocities for testing parts of aircraft
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Spanishconstrucción, estructura
Catalanconstrucció, estructura
English > construction: 7 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningDrawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem.
Example"the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem"
NarrowerquadratureThe construction of a square having the same area as some other figure
Broadermathematical process, mathematical operation, operation(mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
Spanishconstrucción
Verbsconstructdraw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions
English > construction: 7 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningAn interpretation of a text or action.
Example"they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"
Synonymtwist
BroaderinterpretationAn explanation that results from interpreting something
English > construction: 7 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones.
Example"their main business is home construction"
Synonymbuilding
PartsmasonryThe craft of a mason
painting, house paintingThe occupation of a house painter
plumbing, plumberyThe occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
roofingThe craft of a roofer
sheet-metal workThe craft of doing sheet metal work (as in ventilation systems)
shinglingThe laying on of shingles
Narrowerjerry-buildingconstruction of inferior / inferior buildings for a quick profit
Broadercommercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
Spanishconstrucción
Catalanconstrucció

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