Words Related to Architecture and Construction

Words Related to Architecture and Construction - Construction 1

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Here you will learn some English words related to construction, such as "adobe", "brick", and "collapse".
adobenoun

a building material consisting of the mixture mud and straw dried in the sun

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asbestosnoun

a soft greyish substance that is resistant to fire and heat and was previously used in the buildings, clothing, etc.

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to assembleverb

to make something by putting separate parts of something together

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battennoun

a long and narrow piece of wood or metal used to hold together or fasten other materials of a building

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beam
beamnoun

a long bar of wood, metal, etc. that supports the weight of a building

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blocknoun

an area in a city or town that contains several buildings and is surrounded by four streets

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blueprint
blueprintnoun

a photographic reproduction of a technical drawing, or of an early plan of a building or a machine

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boardnoun

a flat, long, and thin piece made of a hard material such as a wood, used for building a house, apartment, etc.

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breeze blocknoun

a building block that is light in weight and is made of mixture of cement with sand and ashes of coal

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brick
bricknoun

a block of baked clay, mostly used to build houses, walls, etc.

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bricklayingnoun

the activity or job of using bricks to build walls or buildings

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to build
to buildverb

to put together different materials such as brick to make a building, etc.

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bulldozer
bulldozernoun

a large, powerful vehicle with a wide steel blade at its front that is used to destroy buildings or move earth

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cantilevernoun

a long metal or wooden bar that is fixed to a wall at just one end and sticks out of it, used to hold a structure such as a bridge or shelf in place

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cement
cementnoun

a gray powdery substance that becomes hard if it is mixed with water and sand, used for construction purposes such as sticking bricks of a wall together

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civil engineering
civil engineeringnoun

a field of engineering that deals with the design, construction, and repair of buildings, bridges, roads, etc.

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to collapse
to collapseverb

(of a construction) to fall down suddenly, particularly due to being damaged or weak

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to concreteverb

to cover with a mixture of cement, sand, gravel, and water

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concreteadjective

consisting of a hard building material that is made of the mixture of cement, water, sand, and small stones

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to construct
to constructverb

to make or build a house, bridge, machine, etc.

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construction
constructionnoun

the act or process of making or building a house, bridge, machine, etc.

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conversionnoun

a room or building that has been changed to be used for living in or other purposes

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to convertverb

to change into a different form or to change into something with a different use

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crane
cranenoun

a very large tall machine used for lifting heavy objects

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to demolishverb

to completely destroy or to knock down a building or another structure

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designnoun

a plan or drawing according to which something is made

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to design
to designverb

to make drawings according to which something will be constructed or produced

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developmentnoun

a piece of land that new buildings are built in

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digger
diggernoun

a machine used for digging earth

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to do upverb

to improve the appearance of a building by repairing or decorating it

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drywall
drywallnoun

a building material that is consisted of a layer of plaster between two sheets of thick paper, used for covering walls and ceilings

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elevationnoun

one the sides of a building or the architectural drawing of it

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to erect
to erectverb

to build a structure such as a wall, building, etc.

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erectionnoun

the act of building a structure or placing it upright

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