Meaning of BRICK in English

BRICK

I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English bryke, from Middle Dutch ~e Date: 15th century a handy-sized unit of building or paving material typically being rectangular and about 2 1/4 × 3 3/4 × 8 inches (57 × 95 × 203 millimeters) and of moist clay hardened by heat, a good-hearted person, a rectangular compressed mass (as of ice cream), a semisoft cheese with numerous small holes, smooth texture, and often mild flavor, gaffe , blunder , a badly missed shot in basketball , II. transitive verb Date: 1592 to close, face, or pave with ~s

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