What does CONSTRUCTION mean?

Definitions for CONSTRUCTION
kənˈstrʌk ʃəncon·struc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. construction, buildingnoun

    the act of constructing something

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

  2. construction, grammatical construction, expressionnoun

    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"

  3. construction, mental synthesisnoun

    the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought

  4. structure, constructionnoun

    a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

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

  5. constructionnoun

    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"

  6. construction, twistnoun

    an interpretation of a text or action

    "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"

  7. construction, buildingnoun

    the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones

    "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"


  1. constructionnoun

    The process of constructing.

    Construction is underway on the new bridge.

  2. constructionnoun

    Anything that has been constructed.

    The engineer marvelled at his construction.

  3. constructionnoun

    The trade of building structures

    He had worked in construction all his life.

  4. constructionnoun

    A building, model or some other structure

    The office was a construction of steel and glass

  5. constructionnoun

    A (usually non-representational) structure, such as a collage etc.

    "Construction in string and clockwork" took first prize

  6. constructionnoun

    The manner in which something is built.

    A thing of simple construction

  7. constructionnoun

    A group of words arranged to form a meaningful phrase.

  8. constructionnoun

    The act or result of construing the meaning of something.

    American conservatives tend to favor strict construction of the Constitution.

  9. constructionnoun

    The meaning or interpretation of a text, action etc.; the way something is viewed by an observer or onlooker.

  10. constructionnoun

    A geometric figure of arcs and line segments that is drawable with a straightedge and compass.

  11. Etymology: From constructio, from construere, present active infinitive of construo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Constructionnoun

    Etymology: constructio, Latin.

    There’s no art
    To shew the mind’s construction in the face. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    The ways were made of several layers of flat stones and flint: the construction was a little various, according to the nature of the soil, or the materials which they found. Arbuth.

    Some particles constantly, and others in certain constructions, have the sense of a whole sentence contained in them. John Locke.

    This label, whose containing
    Is so from sense in hardness, that I can
    Make no collection of it, let him shew
    His skill in the construction. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    In which sense although we judge the apostle’s words to have been uttered, yet hereunto we do not require them to yield, that think any other construction more sound. Richard Hooker.

    He that would live at ease, should always put the best construction on business and conversation. Jeremy Collier, on the Spleen.

    Religion, in its own nature, produces good will towards men, and puts the mildest construction upon every accident that befals them. Spectator, №. 483.

    It cannot, therefore, unto reasonable constructions seem strange, or savour of singularity, that we have examined this point. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 13.


  1. Construction

    Construction is a general term meaning the art and science to form objects, systems, or organizations, and comes from Latin constructio (from com- "together" and struere "to pile up") and Old French construction. To construct is the verb: the act of building, and the noun is construction: how something is built, the nature of its structure. In its most widely used context, construction covers the processes involved in delivering buildings, infrastructure and industrial facilities, and associated activities through to the end of their life. It typically starts with planning, financing, and design, and continues until the asset is built and ready for use; construction also covers repairs and maintenance work, any works to expand, extend and improve the asset, and its eventual demolition, dismantling or decommissioning. As an industry sector, construction accounts for more than 10% of global GDP (6-9% in developed countries) and employs around 7% of the global workforce - over 273m people. The output of the global construction industry was worth an estimated $10.8 trillion in 2017.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constructionnoun

    the process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition

  2. Constructionnoun

    the form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement

  3. Constructionnoun

    the arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement

  4. Constructionnoun

    the method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense

  5. Etymology: [L. constructio: cf. F. construction.]


  1. Construction

    In the fields of architecture and civil engineering, construction is a process that consists of the building or assembling of infrastructure. Far from being a single activity, large scale construction is a feat of human multitasking. Normally, the job is managed by a project manager, and supervised by a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project architect. For the successful execution of a project, effective planning is essential. Involved with the design and execution of the infrastructure in question must consider the environmental impact of the job, the successful scheduling, budgeting, construction site safety, availability of building materials, logistics, inconvenience to the public caused by construction delays and bidding, etc.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. construction

    In naval architecture, is to give the ship such a form as may be most suitable for the service for which she is designed. In navigation, it is the method of ascertaining a ship's course by trigonometrical diagrams. (See INSPECTION.)

Editors Contribution

  1. construction

    The intuitive, perfect, easy, accurate, simple, specific ability, capacity, experience, knowledge, training, qualifications and skills to construct.

    The construction of the houses was so easy, they managed to secure the employees to work on the construction sites.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CONSTRUCTION' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1608

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CONSTRUCTION' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4018

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CONSTRUCTION' in Nouns Frequency: #705

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CONSTRUCTION in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CONSTRUCTION in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of CONSTRUCTION in a Sentence

  1. Gabriel Dobbs Dobbs ':

    The exemption is nationwide which gives us flexibility to work on construction and other industrial sites around the country … but you do work with local air traffic control if you are close to an airport … the FAA will always be informed of our operations.

  2. Clemens Jellema:

    It can be hard for a homeowner to pull a permit, draw up the construction plan and build it right according to all the codes, it’s not worth it.

  3. Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images:

    I needed to take a break, we worked hard for 10 years. Im the executive producer of my show so I produce the show, shoot the show, work onthe show and we only work with my construction guys and one cameraman so its not like we got this huge production.

  4. Federal Statistics Office:

    In Q4, this recovery was slowed by the second coronavirus wave and the renewed lockdown at the end of the year, this particularly affected private consumption, while goods exports and construction investments supported the economy.

  5. Iris Pang:

    Most likely the government has to [ inject capital into ] Evergrande so that it can continue construction and then sell residential property units to get cash to repay debts, with government capital, it is likely that Evergrande could become [ a ] SOE or become part of the SOEs that could inject capital in Evergrande.

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