Meaning of CONCRETE in English


[con.crete] adj [ME, fr. L concretus, fr. pp. of concrescere] (14c) 1: naming a real thing or class of things "the word poem is ~, 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 c: real, tangible

4: relating to or made of concrete -- adv -- con.crete.ness n

[2]con.crete vb con.cret.ed ; vt (1590) 1 a: to form into a solid mass: solidify b: combine, blend

2: to make actual or real: cause to take on the qualities of reality

3: to cover with, form of, or set in concrete ~ vi: to become concreted [3]con.crete n (1656) 1: a mass formed by concretion or coalescence of separate particles of matter in one body

2: a hard strong building material made by mixing a cementing material (as portland cement) and a mineral aggregate (as sand and gravel) with sufficient water to cause the cement to set and bind the entire mass

3: a waxy essence of flowers prepared by extraction and evaporation and used in perfumery

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