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con·crete

 (kŏn-krēt′, kŏng-, kŏn′krēt′, kŏng′-)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to an actual, specific thing or instance; particular: had the concrete evidence needed to convict.
b. Relating to nouns, such as flower or rain, that denote a material or tangible object or phenomenon.
2. Existing in reality or in real experience; perceptible by the senses; real: concrete objects such as trees.
3. Formed by the coalescence of separate particles or parts into one mass; solid.
4. Made of hard, strong, conglomerate construction material.
n. (kŏn′krēt′, kŏng′-, kŏn-krēt′, kŏng-)
1. A hard, strong construction material consisting of sand, conglomerate gravel, pebbles, broken stone, or slag in a mortar or cement matrix.
2. A mass formed by the coalescence of particles.
v. (kŏn′krēt′, kŏng′-, kŏn-krēt′, kŏng-) con·cret·ed, con·cret·ing, con·cretes
v.tr.
1. To build, treat, or cover with hard, strong conglomerate construction material.
2. To form into a mass by coalescence or cohesion of particles or parts.
v.intr.
To harden; solidify.

[Middle English concret, from Latin concrētus, past participle of concrēscere, to grow together, harden : com-, com- + crēscere, to grow; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

con·crete′ly adv.
con·crete′ness n.

concrete

(ˈkɒnkriːt)
n
1. (Building)
a. a construction material made of a mixture of cement, sand, stone, and water that hardens to a stonelike mass
b. (as modifier): a concrete slab.
2. (General Physics) physics a rigid mass formed by the coalescence of separate particles
adj
3. (Mathematics) relating to a particular instance or object; specific as opposed to general: a concrete example.
4.
a. relating to or characteristic of things capable of being perceived by the senses, as opposed to abstractions
b. (as noun): the concrete.
5. (General Physics) formed by the coalescence of particles; condensed; solid
vb
6. (Building) (tr) to construct in or cover with concrete
7. to become or cause to become solid; coalesce
[C14: from Latin concrētus grown together, hardened, from concrēscere; see concrescence]
ˈconcretely adv
ˈconcreteness n
conˈcretive adj
conˈcretively adv

con•crete

(ˈkɒn krit, ˈkɒŋ-, kɒnˈkrit, kɒŋ-)

adj., n., v. -cret•ed, -cret•ing. adj.
1. constituting an actual thing or instance; real; perceptible; substantial: concrete proof.
2. pertaining to or concerned with realities or actual instances rather than abstractions; particular as opposed to general: concrete proposals.
3. referring to an actual substance or thing, as opposed to an abstract quality: The words “cat,” “water,” and “teacher” are concrete, whereas the words “truth,” “excellence,” and “adulthood” are abstract.
4. made of concrete: concrete blocks.
5. formed by coalescence of separate particles into a mass; united in a coagulated, condensed, or solid mass or state.
n.
6. an artificial, stonelike building material made by mixing cement and various aggregates, as sand, gravel, or shale, with water and allowing the mixture to harden. Compare reinforced concrete.
7. any of various other artificial building or paving materials, as those containing tar.
8. a concrete idea or term; a word or notion referring to an actual thing or instance.
9. a mass formed by coalescence or concretion of particles of matter.
v.t.
10. to treat or lay with concrete.
11. to form into a mass by coalescence of particles; render solid.
12. to make real, tangible, or particular.
v.i.
13. to coalesce into a mass; become solid; harden.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin concrētus composed, formed, solid, orig. past participle of concrēscere to harden <crēscere to grow, increase]
con•crete′ly, adv.
con•crete′ness, n.

concrete


Past participle: concreted
Gerund: concreting

Imperative
concrete
concrete
Present
I concrete
you concrete
he/she/it concretes
we concrete
you concrete
they concrete
Preterite
I concreted
you concreted
he/she/it concreted
we concreted
you concreted
they concreted
Present Continuous
I am concreting
you are concreting
he/she/it is concreting
we are concreting
you are concreting
they are concreting
Present Perfect
I have concreted
you have concreted
he/she/it has concreted
we have concreted
you have concreted
they have concreted
Past Continuous
I was concreting
you were concreting
he/she/it was concreting
we were concreting
you were concreting
they were concreting
Past Perfect
I had concreted
you had concreted
he/she/it had concreted
we had concreted
you had concreted
they had concreted
Future
I will concrete
you will concrete
he/she/it will concrete
we will concrete
you will concrete
they will concrete
Future Perfect
I will have concreted
you will have concreted
he/she/it will have concreted
we will have concreted
you will have concreted
they will have concreted
Future Continuous
I will be concreting
you will be concreting
he/she/it will be concreting
we will be concreting
you will be concreting
they will be concreting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been concreting
you have been concreting
he/she/it has been concreting
we have been concreting
you have been concreting
they have been concreting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been concreting
you will have been concreting
he/she/it will have been concreting
we will have been concreting
you will have been concreting
they will have been concreting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been concreting
you had been concreting
he/she/it had been concreting
we had been concreting
you had been concreting
they had been concreting
Conditional
I would concrete
you would concrete
he/she/it would concrete
we would concrete
you would concrete
they would concrete
Past Conditional
I would have concreted
you would have concreted
he/she/it would have concreted
we would have concreted
you would have concreted
they would have concreted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concrete - a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and waterconcrete - a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
building material - material used for constructing buildings
cement - a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar
cement - concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement; "they stood on the grey cement beside the pool"
ferroconcrete, reinforced concrete - concrete with metal and/or mesh added to provide extra support against stresses
paving, paving material, pavement - material used to pave an area
sand - a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
Verb1.concrete - cover with cement; "concrete the walls"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
2.concrete - form into a solid mass; coalesce
solidify - make solid or more solid; cause to solidify
Adj.1.concrete - capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees"
practical - concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"
real, existent - being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
tangible, touchable - perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch; "skin with a tangible roughness"
abstract - existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"
2.concrete - formed by the coalescence of particles
solid - of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous; "ice is water in the solid state"

concrete

noun
1. cement (not in technical usage) The posts have to be set in concrete.
adjective
2. real, material, actual, substantial, sensible, tangible, factual using concrete objects to teach addition and subtraction
real abstract, theoretical, intangible, immaterial, notional, insubstantial

concrete

adjective
1. Having verifiable existence:
2. Composed of or relating to things that occupy space and can be perceived by the senses:
verb
1. To bring or come together into a united whole:
2. To make or become physically hard:
Translations
إسْمِنْتإسْمَنْتي، مُتَماسِكخَرَسَانَةمَحْسوسيُغَطّي بالأسْمِنْت
бетон
betonbetonovýhmatatelnýkonkrétnívybetonovat
betonkonkretmassetilbeton-
betono
betonibetoninenbetonoidakonkreettinenkonkretisoitua
beton
betonbetonozkonkrétmegszilárdít
beton
hlutkenndursteinsteypasteinsteypu-steypa
コンクリート
콘크리트
betonasbetoninisbetonuotiišbetonuotikonkretumas
betonskonkrētsreālsbetona-betonēt
beton
betónbetónovývybetónovať
betonstvaren
betonбетон
betongkonkret
คอนกรีต
betonbetonlamaksomut
bê tông

concrete

[ˈkɒnkriːt]
A. ADJ
1. (= not abstract) → concreto
2. (Constr) → de hormigón or (LAm) concreto
B. Nhormigón m
C. VT to concrete a pathcubrir un sendero de hormigón
D. CPD concrete jungle Njungla f de asfalto
concrete mixer Nhormigonera f
concrete noun Nnombre m concreto

concrete

[ˈkɒŋkriːt]
nbéton m
to be set in concrete [plan, idea] → être arrêté(e), être décidé(e)
adj [plan, evidence, proposals] → concret/ète
modif [floor, block, steps, wall, slab] → en bétonconcrete jungle njungle f de béton

concrete

:
concrete mixer
concrete music
concrete noun
nKonkretum nt
concrete poetry
nBilderlyrik f

concrete

1
adj object, evidence, example, proposals, measureskonkret; a chair is a concrete objectein Stuhl ist gegenständlich or etwas Gegenständliches; could you put your argument in a more concrete form?könnten Sie etwas konkreter werden?

concrete

2
n (Build) → Beton m; nothing is set or embedded in concrete yet (fig)es ist noch nichts definitiv festgelegt
adjBeton-
vt wall, floorbetonieren

concrete

[ˈkɒnkriːt]
1. adj
a. (object, advantage) → concreto/a
b. (Constr) → di calcestruzzo
2. n (Constr) → calcestruzzo
3. vt (path) → rivestire di calcestruzzo

concrete

(ˈkoŋkriːt) adjective
1. made of concrete. concrete slabs.
2. able to be seen and felt; real or definite. A wooden table is a concrete object.
noun
a mixture of cement with sand etc used in building.
verb
to spread with concrete. We'll have to concrete the garden path.
ˈconcreteness noun

concrete

خَرَسَانَة beton beton Beton σκυρόδεμα hormigón betoni concret beton cemento コンクリート 콘크리트 beton konkret gjenstand beton concreto бетон betong คอนกรีต beton bê tông 混凝土

concrete

a. concreto-a; definido-a.
References in classic literature ?
It seemed to have been tunneled through the earth, the sides being lined by either slabs of stone, or walls made by a sort of concrete.
Or is it, that as in essence whiteness is not so much a color as the visible absence of color, and at the same time the concrete of all colors; is it for these reasons that there is such a dumb blankness, full of meaning, in a wide landscape of snows --a colorless, all-color of atheism from which we shrink?
So it was that one night, as Jurgis was on his way out with his gang, an engine and a loaded car dashed round one of the innumerable right-angle branches and struck him upon the shoulder, hurling him against the concrete wall and knocking him senseless.
Herbert said from behind (again poking me), "massive and concrete.
Iron pipe was used at first, then asphalt, concrete, boxes of sand and creosoted wood.
For me at least--in the circumstances then surrounding me--there arose out of the pure abstractions which the hypochondriac contrived to throw upon his canvas, an intensity of intolerable awe, no shadow of which felt I ever yet in the contemplation of the certainly glowing yet too concrete reveries of Fuseli.
Presently the door commenced to recede before me until it had sunk into the wall fifty feet, then it stopped and slid easily to the left, exposing a short, narrow corridor of concrete, at the further end of which was another door, similar in every respect to the one I had just passed.
She was lost in none of those questionings of human destiny that have, from time to time, arrested the flight of my own pen; for women, such as she, are no philosophers, and behold the concrete only.
It is more hard still to accept so sad a concrete truth, and of such a one as Miss Lucy.
Either I missed some subtle point or their language was excessively simple--almost exclusively composed of concrete substantives and verbs.
It is always some combination of effects which produces this result, and never a concrete form.
This unhappiness had almost a concrete form - something resembling a horrid bat.