What does construction mean?

Definitions for construction
kənˈstrʌk ʃəncon·struc·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word construction.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. construction, building(noun)

    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, expression(noun)

    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 synthesis(noun)

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

  4. structure, construction(noun)

    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. construction(noun)

    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, twist(noun)

    an interpretation of a text or action

    "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"

  7. construction, building(noun)

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

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


  1. construction(Noun)

    The process of constructing.

    Construction is underway on the new bridge.

  2. construction(Noun)

    Anything that has been constructed.

    The engineer marvelled at his construction.

  3. construction(Noun)

    The trade of building structures

    He had worked in construction all his life.

  4. construction(Noun)

    A building, model or some other structure

    The office was a construction of steel and glass

  5. construction(Noun)

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

    "Construction in string and clockwork" took first prize

  6. construction(Noun)

    The manner in which something is built.

    A thing of simple construction

  7. construction(Noun)

    A group of words arranged to form a meaningful phrase.

  8. construction(Noun)

    The act or result of construing the meaning of something.

    American conservatives tend to favor strict construction of the Constitution.

  9. construction(Noun)

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

  10. construction(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Construction(noun)

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

  2. Construction(noun)

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

  3. Construction(noun)

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

  4. Construction(noun)

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

  5. Origin: [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.

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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

How to pronounce construction?

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How to say construction in sign language?

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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. Joanne Hudson-Cook:

    Nature - our greatest construction artist

  2. James Jackson:

    The construction is appalling in Kathmandu.

  3. Jim Miller:

    The road to success is always under construction.

  4. Jaime Graz:

    There is no way the construction can hit the deadlines.

  5. Ken Tokizawa:

    In the construction industry, falls are major safety problems.

Images & Illustrations of construction

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Translations for construction

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مبنى, بناء, اعمال بناءArabic
  • tikintiAzerbaijani
  • конструкция, постройка, сграда, строеж, строителствоBulgarian
  • stavba, konstrukce, stavebnictvíCzech
  • konstruktionDanish
  • Bau, Konstruktion, Satzbau, Bauwerk, Bauwesen, AufbauGerman
  • κατασκευή, οικοδομικήGreek
  • konstruaĵo, konstruado, konstruoEsperanto
  • construcciónSpanish
  • konstruktio, rakennelma, rakennusala, rakennustyö, rakentaminen, rakenneFinnish
  • constructionFrench
  • togailScottish Gaelic
  • מבנה, בניין, בנייהHebrew
  • निर्माण, इमारतHindi
  • szerkezet, építkezés, építésHungarian
  • konstruksiIndonesian
  • konstruktadoIdo
  • costruzioneItalian
  • ビル, 建物, 建設Japanese
  • សំណង់Khmer
  • 建設, 건설Korean
  • ConstructioLatin
  • ການກໍ່ສ້າງ, ຊາງລໍLao
  • būveLatvian
  • байгууллага, барилгаMongolian
  • budowa, budowlaPolish
  • obra, construçãoPortuguese
  • construire, clădire, construcție, structură, operăRomanian
  • строение, строительство, постройка, конструкция, построение, стройкаRussian
  • građevinarstvo, konstrukcijaSerbo-Croatian
  • konstruksionAlbanian
  • konstruktionSwedish
  • การก่อสร้างThai
  • konstruksyonTagalog
  • inşaatTurkish
  • عمارتUrdu

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