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screed

 (skrēd)
n.
1. A long monotonous speech or piece of writing.
2.
a. A strip of wood, plaster, or metal placed on a wall or pavement as a guide for the even application of plaster or concrete.
b. A layer or strip of material used to level off a horizontal surface such as a floor.
c. A smooth final surface of a substance, such as concrete, applied to a floor.

[Middle English screde, fragment, strip of cloth, from Old English scrēade, shred.]

screed

(skriːd)
n
1. a long or prolonged speech or piece of writing
2. (Building) a strip of wood, plaster, or metal placed on a surface to act as a guide to the thickness of the cement or plaster coat to be applied
3. (Building) a mixture of cement, sand, and water applied to a concrete slab, etc, to give a smooth surface finish
4. Scot a rent or tear or the sound produced by this
[C14: probably variant of Old English scrēade shred]

screed

(skrid)

n.
1. a long discourse or essay, esp. a diatribe.
2. an informal letter, account, or other piece of writing.
3. a guide used in surfacing plasterwork or cement work.
[1275–1325; Middle English screde torn fragment, irreg. (with sc- for sh-) representing Old English scrēade shred]

Screed

 a lengthy piece of writing; a discourse or harangue.
Examples: screed of cribbing, 1884; of doctrine, 1816; of malevolence, 1902; of notes; of poetry, 1812.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.screed - a long monotonous harangue
harangue, rant, ranting - a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
2.screed - a long piece of writing
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
3.screed - an accurately levelled strip of material placed on a wall or floor as guide for the even application of plaster or concrete
strip, slip - artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
Translations
رِسالَه مُطَوَّلَه
litanie
tirade
langloka
ilgas laiškasilgas raštastraktatas
garš rakstspenterējums
litánie
uzun yazı

screed

[skriːd] NPLrollo m
to write screedsestar venga a escribir, escribir hojas y hojas

screed

nRoman m (inf); to write screeds (and screeds) (inf)ganze Romane schreiben (inf)

screed

(skriːd) noun
a long report, letter etc. He wrote screeds about the conference.
References in classic literature ?
Anne flung the harmless screed across her room and sat down to write an especially nice epistle to Roy.
For your convenience, since this is to be no sociological screed, I shall frame together the different events into a comprehensive story.
His Thesis on the French Revolution was noteworthy in college annals, not merely for its painstaking and voluminous accuracy, but for the fact that it was the dryest, deadest, most formal, and most orthodox screed ever written on the subject.
Whereupon, after pleadings and entreaties that extended through weeks, Professor Wert took a dislike to the young man, believed him a liar, and classified him as a man of monstrous selfishness for not giving him a glimpse of this wonderful screed that was older than the oldest any philologist had ever known or dreamed.
I knew Torosay to be my destination, and repeated the name to them and pointed; but instead of simply pointing in reply, they would give me a screed of the Gaelic that set me foolish; so it was small wonder if I went out of my road as often as I stayed in it.
I, however, was sending him daily screeds, and both matutinal and nocturnal telegrams, the composition of which afforded Raffles not a little enjoyment.
Screed works as terrazzo, approximately 1 100 m2 and floating screed, about 4 500 m2, of which as a heated screed, approx 1000 m2.
SASP staff and manufacturer's reps demonstrated specialized models including Keero Screeding & Leveling Equipment; Level King Loader Laser Screed, Sandmax Large Mechanical Pull Screeds; Pavermax Mechanical Laying Machine; Paver Utility Vehicle; and, Ultrascreen Tracked Screeder.
The development of innovative, SMET LiteFlo Lightweight Flowing Floor Screed, a new pumpable screed from Smet Building Products Ltd, is revolutionising the industry.
Even Hitler couldn't top this: The Mehr news agency has gone off the deep end with a long screed saying the future monarch of Britain will be Jewish because Crown Prince William is a Jew and his wife, Kate (photo), is a Jew.
When traditional floor screeds take up to 110 days for drying, FlexiDry offered screeding contractors, CSC Screeding Ltd a quick drying alternative which got the screed ready for the finial floor finish within just 7 days of installation, and allowed light foot traffic to proceed as early as 12 hours after screeding.
Less story than screed, less screed than diary in free verse and prose, A Fine Madness obsesses over African capitulations, betrayals, and delusions.