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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 periodicals archive ?
In the 1960s Moore experimented with polystyrene, which is much lighter and easier to move than plaster; he would--for instance, with very large sculptures--carve the basic form in this new material before adding a plaster screed or outer layer for surface finish.