Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun constitution

5 senses of constitution

Sense 1
fundamental law, organic law, constitution -- (law determining the fundamental political principles of a government)
       => law -- (legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping")

Sense 2
constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation -- (the act of forming or establishing something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club")
       => beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")

Sense 3
United States Constitution, U.S. Constitution, US Constitution, Constitution, Constitution of the United States -- (the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states)
       INSTANCE OF=> fundamental law, organic law, constitution -- (law determining the fundamental political principles of a government)

Sense 4
constitution, composition, physical composition, makeup, make-up -- (the way in which someone or something is composed)
       => property -- (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles")

Sense 5
Constitution, Old Ironsides -- (a United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston)
       INSTANCE OF=> sailing warship -- (a warship that was powered by sails and equipped with many heavy guns; not built after the middle of the 19th century)

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