concrete


concrete
concrete [kän′krēt΄; ] also, and for vt.1 & vi.usually [, kän krēt′]
adj.
[ME concret < L concretus, pp. of concrescere: see CONCRESCENCE]
1. formed into a solid mass; coalesced
2. having a material, perceptible existence; of, belonging to, or characterized by things or events that can be perceived by the senses; real; actual
3. referring to a particular; specific, not general or abstract
4. made of concrete
5. Gram. designating a thing or class of things that can be perceived by the senses [a concrete noun]: opposed to ABSTRACT
n.
1. a concrete thing, condition, idea, etc.
2. a hard, compact building material formed when a mixture of cement, sand, gravel, and water dries: used in making bridges, road surfaces, etc.
vt.
concreted, concreting
1. to form into a mass; solidify
2. to make of, or cover with, concrete
vi.
to solidify
concretely
adv.
concreteness
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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