Definition of Concrete

1. Noun. A strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water.

Generic synonyms: Building Material, Pavement, Paving, Paving Material
Terms within: Cement, Sand
Specialized synonyms: Cement, Ferroconcrete, Reinforced Concrete

2. Verb. Cover with cement. "Concrete the walls"
Generic synonyms: Cover

3. Adjective. Capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary. "Concrete objects such as trees"
Attributes: Concreteness
Similar to: Objective, Real, Tangible
Also: Practical, Existent, Real, Tangible, Touchable
Antonyms: Abstract
Derivative terms: Concreteness

4. Verb. Form into a solid mass; coalesce.
Generic synonyms: Solidify
Derivative terms: Concretion, Concretion

5. Adjective. Formed by the coalescence of particles.
Similar to: Solid

Definition of Concrete

1. a. United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate particles into one mass; united in a solid form.

2. n. A compound or mass formed by concretion, spontaneous union, or coalescence of separate particles of matter in one body.

3. v. i. To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or solid body.

4. v. t. To form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of separate particles.

Definition of Concrete

1. Adjective. Particular, perceivable, real. ¹

2. Adjective. Not abstract. ¹

3. Adjective. Made of concrete building material. ¹

4. Noun. A building material created by mixing Portland cement, water, and aggregate including gravel and sand. ¹

5. Noun. A solid mass formed by the coalescence of separate particles. ¹

6. Noun. (American English) A dessert of frozen custard with various toppings. ¹

7. Verb. To cover with or encase in concrete; often constructed as ''concrete over''. ¹

8. Verb. To solidify. ¹

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Definition of Concrete

1. to solidify [v -CRETED, -CRETING, -CRETES] - See also: solidify

Medical Definition of Concrete

1. Solid, tangible. Origin: L. Concretus This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Concrete

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1913)
"The shoulders must be kept flush with the edge of the concrete, and, wherever possible, the shoulders had better be of macadam or gravel at least for a ..."

2. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1908)
"Reinforced concrete. Tests of Shear and of the Bond of Steel in Reinforced concrete. ... 83186 D. The Slipping Resistance of Steel and Brass in concrete. ..."

3. Bulletin by Ohio State Geologist, Ohio Division of Geological Survey (1904)
"Geometrical and algebraic determinations of the moment of resistance of armed pieces, influence of the quality of the concrete and of the armatures, ..."

4. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Mid-West Cement Users' Association (1917)
"Cast concrete Trim and Ornamental Work. The following general rules shall ... I. MONOLITHIC concrete. 1. The unit of measure for all concrete shall be the ..."

5. South African Journal of Science by South African Association for the Advancement of Science (1907)
"The practical use of ferro-concrete is of course known to every engineer, and it is only the theory which has not kept pace with the progress of this form ..."

6. Transactions by European Orthodontic Society, Lina Oswald, Northern Ohio Dental Society, Ossory Archaeological Society, Wentworth Historical Society, Society of Automobile Engineers (1911)
"With so much evidence tending to prove that iron encased in concrete will remain in good condition for any length of time, it was quite natural to infer ..."

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