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Definitions of construction

  1. the act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem; "the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. The act of building; that which is built; an edifice; interpretation; arrangement and grammatical relationship of words in a sentence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Anything piled together, building: manner of forming: (gram.) the arrangement of words in a sentence: interpretation: meaning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Act of constructing; thing constructed; manner of forming; arrangement of words; meaning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. The act of constructing; a structure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Style of building; grammatical arrangement and relation of words. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The act of construing; interpretation; meaning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The act of construction; fabrication; the thing constructed; structure; the form of construction; conformation; interpretation; the arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; the syntax; the drawing of such lines and figures as are necessary to the solution of a problem. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. The thing formed or built; the proper arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; the sense, meaning, or interpretation, as of the words of another, &c.; the manner of drawing figures or diagrams in mathematics. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Act, mode, of constructing; thing constructed; syntactical connexion between words; construing, explanation, (of words); interpretation (of conduct &c.), as put a good, bad, c. upon his refusal. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. See Construct. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. n. Act of building, or of devising and forming; fabrication; composition; structure; conformation; —syntactical arrangement; —the method of construing or explaining a declaration or fact; understanding; interpretation. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. The act of building; the form of building, structure ; the putting of words together in such a manner as to convey a complete sense; the act of interpreting, explanation ; the sense, the meaning; the manner of describing a figure in geometry. Complete Dictionary
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