Meaning of CONCRETE in English

CONCRETE

(~s, concreting, ~d)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

Concrete is a substance used for building which is made by mixing together cement, sand, small stones, and water.

The posts have to be set in ~...

They had lain on sleeping bags on the ~ floor.

N-UNCOUNT: oft N n

2.

When you ~ something such as a path, you cover it with ~.

He merely cleared and ~d the floors.

VERB: V n

3.

You use ~ to indicate that something is definite and specific.

He had no ~ evidence...

I must have something to tell him. Something ~.

ADJ: usu ADJ n

~ly

...by way of making their point more ~ly.

ADV: oft ADV with cl

4.

A ~ object is a real, physical object.

...using ~ objects to teach addition and subtraction.

ADJ: usu ADJ n

5.

A ~ noun is a noun that refers to a physical object rather than to a quality or idea.

? abstract

ADJ: ADJ n

6.

If a plan or idea is set in ~ or embedded in ~, it is fixed and cannot be changed.

As Mr Blunkett emphasised, nothing is yet set in ~.

PHRASE: v-link PHR

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