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Princeton's WordNet

  1. screednoun

    a long monotonous harangue

  2. screednoun

    a long piece of writing

  3. screednoun

    an accurately levelled strip of material placed on a wall or floor as guide for the even application of plaster or concrete


  1. screednoun

    A long discourse or harangue.

  2. screednoun

    A piece of writing.

  3. screednoun

    A tool, usually a long strip of wood or other material, for producing a smooth, flat surface on, for example, a concrete floor or a plaster wall.

  4. screednoun

    A smooth flat layer of concrete or similar material.

  5. screedverb

    To produce a smooth flat layer of concrete or similar material.

  6. screedverb

    To use a screed (tool).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Screednoun

    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

  2. Screednoun

    a wooden straightedge used to lay across the plaster screed, as a limit for the thickness of the coat

  3. Screednoun

    a fragment; a portion; a shred

  4. Screednoun

    a breach or rent; a breaking forth into a loud, shrill sound; as, martial screeds

  5. Screednoun

    an harangue; a long tirade on any subject

  6. Etymology: [See 1st Screed. For sense 2 cf. also Gael. sgread an outcry.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Screed

    skrēd, n. a piece torn off: a shred: a long tirade: (Scot.) a strip of mortar: a rent, a tear.—v.t. to repeat glibly. [A.S. screáde, a shred.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Screed

    Level (a floor or layer of concrete) with a straight edge using a back and forth motion while moving across the surface.

    Submitted by JP03 on June 14, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of screed in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of screed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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