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Meaning of CONCRETE

Pronunciation:  'kânkreet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
  2. [adj]  capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees"
  3. [adj]  formed by the coalescence of particles
  4. [v]  form into a solid mass; coalesce
  5. [v]  cover with cement; "concrete the walls"

CONCRETE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: factual, objective, real, solid, tangible
 Antonyms: abstract
 See Also: building material, cement, cover, existent, ferroconcrete, paving material, practical, reinforced concrete, sand, solidify



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con"crete\ (? or ?), a. [L. concretus, p. p. of
    concrescere to grow together; con- + crescere to grow; cf. F.
    concret. See {Crescent}.]
    1. United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate
       particles into one mass; united in a solid form.
             The first concrete state, or consistent surface, of
             the chaos must be of the same figure as the last
             liquid state.                         --Bp. Burnet.
    2. (Logic)
       (a) Standing for an object as it exists in nature,
           invested with all its qualities, as distinguished from
           standing for an attribute of an object; -- opposed to
           {abstract}. Hence:
       (b) Applied to a specific object; special; particular; --
           opposed to {general}. See {Abstract}, 3.
                 Concrete is opposed to abstract. The names of
                 individuals are concrete, those of classes
                 abstract.                         --J. S. Mill.
                 Concrete terms, while they express the quality,
                 do also express, or imply, or refer to, some
                 subject to which it belongs.      --I. Watts.
    {Concrete number}, a number associated with, or applied to, a
       particular object, as three men, five days, etc., as
       distinguished from an abstract number, or one used without
       reference to a particular object.
    {Concrete quantity}, a physical object or a collection of
       such objects. --Davies & Peck.
    {Concrete science}, a physical science, one having as its
       subject of knowledge concrete things instead of abstract
    {Concrete sound or movement of the voice}, one which slides
       continuously up or down, as distinguished from a
       {discrete} movement, in which the voice leaps at once from
       one line of pitch to another. --Rush.
  2. \Con"crete\, n.
    1. A compound or mass formed by concretion, spontaneous
       union, or coalescence of separate particles of matter in
       one body.
             To divide all concretes, minerals and others, into
             the same number of distinct substances. --Boyle.
    2. A mixture of gravel, pebbles, or broken stone with cement
       or with tar, etc., used for sidewalks, roadways,
       foundations, etc., and esp. for submarine structures.
    3. (Logic) A term designating both a quality and the subject
       in which it exists; a concrete term.
             The concretes ``father'' and ``son'' have, or might
             have, the abstracts ``paternity'' and ``filiety''.
                                                   --J. S. Mill.
    4. (Sugar Making) Sugar boiled down from cane juice to a
       solid mass.
  3. \Con*crete"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Concreted}; p. pr &
    vb. n. {Concreting}.]
    To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or
    solid body.
    Note: Applied to some substances, it is equivalent to
          indurate; as, metallic matter concretes into a hard
          body; applied to others, it is equivalent to congeal,
          thicken, inspissate, coagulate, as in the concretion of
          blood. ``The blood of some who died of the plague could
          not be made to concrete.'' --Arbuthnot.
  4. \Con*crete"\, v. t.
    1. To form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of
       separate particles.
             There are in our inferior world divers bodies that
             are concreted out of others.          --Sir M. Hale.
    2. To cover with, or form of, concrete, as a pavement.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing concrete in your dream, represents your solid and clear understanding of some situation. The dream may also mean that you are unyielding and inflexible. Seeing wet concrete in your dream, suggests that some issue or some aspect of your life still remains unresolved.
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