construction-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: the physical act of building a structure or edifice

Commentary: CONSTRUCTION[+activity][+concrete][+building]

The construction of the new dam is projected to take three years.
The children cut out figures from blue and yellow construction paper. (paper for constructing things)
Those houses are all new construction. (Singular here is a mass noun, still closely aligned with the 'act of building' sense, in contrast to 'these houses are new constructions' Plural - which is the countable noun sense 3.
The sounds from the construction woke us up early every morning.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a business or enterprise that builds structures, e.g., houses, skyscrapers

Commentary: CONSTRUCTION[+organization][+enterprise][+building]

The construction workers whistled at Mary as she walked by.
Analysts expect some cooling off this quarter in the construction industry.
John's dad runs a construction company in Dallas.
He's been working in construction for ten years.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 3: a physical building, structure or artifact

Commentary: CONSTRUCTION[+entity][+structure][+concrete][+artifact]

The inspector pointed out the shoddy construction at the building site.
His home is a modern post-and-beam construction.
Those new constructions were all built at the factory and assembled on the lots.
We admired the sculptor's bronze abstract constructions.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: a grammatical constituent, e.g., noun phrase

Commentary: CONSTRUCTION[+structure][+abstract][+grammatical]

Let's look at some extended adjective constructions in German.
The implied subject of this embedded construction must match the subject of the main clause.
The translator must align these French nominal constructions with corresponding English ones.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 5: a mental activity of construing or interpreting

Commentary: CONSTRUCTION[+activity][+abstract][+mental]

The playwright's construction of conflicting goals among the main characters works well.
They put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct.
I think her construction of the relevant events that contributed to this is somewhat biased.
The construction of a new unified field theory has been arduous and elusive.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 6

Sense Number 6: a mathematical figure

Commentary: CONSTRUCTION[+structure][+abstract][+mathematical]

A hypercube is a construction with four spatial dimensions.
The children had to draw constructions of various geometric figures.
A Mobius strip is a strange, one-sided construction.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 7: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)