Definitions for concreteˈkɒn krit, ˈkɒŋ-, kɒnˈkrit, kɒŋ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concrete(adj)

    a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water

  2. concrete(adj)

    capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary

    "concrete objects such as trees"

  3. concrete(verb)

    formed by the coalescence of particles

  4. concrete(verb)

    cover with cement

    "concrete the walls"

  5. concrete(verb)

    form into a solid mass; coalesce

Wiktionary

  1. concrete(Noun)

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

    The road was made of concrete that had been poured in large slabs.

  2. concrete(Noun)

    A solid mass formed by the coalescence of separate particles.

  3. concrete(Noun)

    A dessert of frozen custard with various toppings.

  4. concrete(Verb)

    To cover with or encase in concrete; often constructed as concrete over.

    I hate grass, so I concreted over my lawn.

  5. concrete(Verb)

    To solidify.

    Josieu2019s plans began concreting once she fixed a date for the wedding.

  6. concrete(Adjective)

    Particular, perceivable, real.

    Fuzzy videotapes and distorted sound recordings are not concrete evidence that bigfoot exists.

  7. concrete(Adjective)

    Not abstract.

    Once arrested, I realized that handcuffs are concrete, even if my concept of what is legal wasnu2019t.

  8. concrete(Adjective)

    Made of concrete building material.

    The office building had concrete flower boxes out front.

  9. Origin: From concretus, past participle of concrescere (com- + crescere).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concrete(adj)

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

  2. Concrete(adj)

    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

  3. Concrete(adj)

    applied to a specific object; special; particular; -- opposed to general. See Abstract, 3

  4. Concrete(noun)

    a compound or mass formed by concretion, spontaneous union, or coalescence of separate particles of matter in one body

  5. Concrete(noun)

    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

  6. Concrete(noun)

    a term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term

  7. Concrete(noun)

    sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass

  8. Concrete(verb)

    to unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or solid body

  9. Concrete(verb)

    to form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of separate particles

  10. Concrete(verb)

    to cover with, or form of, concrete, as a pavement

  11. Origin: [L. concretus, p. p. of concrescere to grow together; con- + crescere to grow; cf. F. concret. See Crescent.]

Freebase

  1. Concrete

    Concrete is a composite material composed of coarse granular material embedded in a hard matrix of material that fills the space among the aggregate particles and glues them together. Concrete is widely used for making architectural structures, foundations, brick/block walls, pavements, bridges/overpasses, motorways/roads, runways, parking structures, dams, pools/reservoirs, pipes, footings for gates, fences and poles and even boats. Famous concrete structures include the Burj Khalifa, Hoover Dam, the Panama Canal and the Roman Pantheon. Concrete technology was known by the Ancient Romans and was widely used within the Roman Empire—the Colosseum is largely built of concrete and the concrete dome of the Pantheon is the world's largest. After the Empire passed, use of concrete became scarce until the technology was re-pioneered in the mid-18th century.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concrete' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4813

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concrete' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3544

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concrete' in Adjectives Frequency: #671


Translations for concrete

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • خَرَسَانَةArabic
  • бетонBelarusian
  • конкретизирам се, конкретен, бетонен, реален, бетон, определен, бетонирам, действителенBulgarian
  • concret, formigóCatalan, Valencian
  • beton, betonovýCzech
  • konkret, konkretisere, fast, beton, blive konkret, en, masse, blive hård, til, størkne, gøreDanish
  • Beton, betonieren, bestimmt, konkret, einbetonieren, konkretisieren, genauGerman
  • επικαλύπτω με σκυρόδεμα, στερεοποιούμαι, τσιμεντένιος, συγκεκριμένος, υλικός, σκυρόδεμαGreek
  • betono, palpebla, reala, betona, konkretaEsperanto
  • hormigonar, concreto, específico, concretizar, hormigónSpanish
  • betoon, konkreetneEstonian
  • بتنPersian
  • betonoida, konkretisoitua, betoni, kouriintuntuva, konkreettinen, betoninenFinnish
  • betongFaroese
  • béton, concret, bétonner, concrétiserFrench
  • coincréitIrish
  • cruadhtan, rudailScottish Gaelic
  • konkrét, megszilárdít, beton, betonozHungarian
  • բետոնArmenian
  • betonIndonesian
  • steinsteypa, steypaIcelandic
  • cemento, calcestruzzo, reale, concreto, cementificare, coprire, solidificare, concretizzare, concretizzarsi, ricoprire, solidificarsi, diItalian
  • コンクリート, 具体的, 実際Japanese
  • betonKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • 콘크리트Korean
  • BëtongLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • betons, konkrēts, konkrēta, betonaLatvian
  • betongNorwegian
  • vorm, concreet, worden, beton, aannemen, betonneren, concretiseren, betonnenDutch
  • betongNorwegian Nynorsk
  • beton, betonować, konkretny, betonowyPolish
  • concreto, betãoPortuguese
  • concret, betonRomanian
  • твердеть, реальный, определённый, бетонировать, бетонный, бетон, действительный, конкретныйRussian
  • бетон, betonSerbo-Croatian
  • betónSlovak
  • betonSlovene
  • betong, konkret, ta form, påtagligSwedish
  • dongu, betonTurkish
  • бетонUkrainian
  • bê tôngVietnamese

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