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Definitions of construction

  1. the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. The act of constructing; a structure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Style of building; grammatical arrangement and relation of words. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of construing; interpretation; meaning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

Usage examples for construction

  1. And when will you begin the construction of the ark? – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  2. It came into my head the other day that this construction which all the world has learnt from France, has everything of high literature except the emotion of multitude. – Ideas of Good and Evil by William Butler Yeats
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