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Meaning of SCREED

Pronunciation:  skreed

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a long piece of writing
  2. [n]  a long monotonous harangue
 

SCREED is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: harangue, piece of writing, rant, ranting, writing, written material

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Screed\ (skr[=e]d), n. [Prov. E., a shred, the border of
    a cap. See {Shred}.]
    1. (Arch.)
       (a) A strip of plaster of the thickness proposed for the
           coat, applied to the wall at intervals of four or five
           feet, as a guide.
       (b) A wooden straightedge used to lay across the plaster
           screed, as a limit for the thickness of the coat.
    
    2. A fragment; a portion; a shred. [Scot.]
    
    
  2. \Screed\, n. [See 1st {Screed}. For sense 2 cf. also
    Gael. sgread an outcry.]
    1. A breach or rent; a breaking forth into a loud, shrill
       sound; as, martial screeds.
    
    2. An harangue; a long tirade on any subject.
    
             The old carl gae them a screed of doctrine; ye might
             have heard him a mile down the wind.  --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
 

 

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