Meaning of CONCRETE in English



Pronunciation: ( ˌ )kän- ' kr ē t, ' kän- ˌ , k ə n- '

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin concretus, from past participle of concrescere

Date: 14th century

1 : naming a real thing or class of things <the word poem is concrete , poetry is abstract>

2 : formed by coalition of particles into one solid mass

3 a : characterized by or belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events b : SPECIFIC , PARTICULAR <a concrete proposal> c : REAL , TANGIBLE < concrete evidence>

4 : relating to or made of concrete <a concrete wall>

– con · crete · ly adverb

– con · crete · ness noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.