verb (used with object), con·cret·ed, con·cret·ing.
verb (used without object), con·cret·ed, con·cret·ing.
- concours d'élégance,
- concrete mixer,
- concrete music,
- concrete noun,
- concrete number,
- concrete poet
Origin of concrete
Examples from the Web for concrete
As a writer, I tried mainly to stick close to the concrete particulars of the events and the performances I was describing.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the most common and concrete opportunity to do unto others as you would wish to have done unto you.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’|Candida Moss|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
D.C., but it is not likely to result in any concrete and meaningful action.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America|Michael Daly|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When they are full, many landfills are capped—covered with asphalt or concrete.
The concrete building from which the sounds emanate shakes from the impact, rattling the colorful houses on the dirt roads nearby.
In this material and in such forms, the ideal as concrete spirituality does not admit of being realized.
Shall we now give attention to some two or three concrete cases?What All The World's A-Seeking|Ralph Waldo Trine
The average amount of concrete placed in the walls per day was 50 cu.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
The people need, to meet their problems, concrete information that furnishes specific answers to their difficulties.Rural Problems of Today|Ernest R. Groves
I reject the concrete example, but accept the universal doctrine on which the special dogma of the Trinity is erected.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
- a construction material made of a mixture of cement, sand, stone, and water that hardens to a stonelike mass
- (as modifier)a concrete slab
- relating to or characteristic of things capable of being perceived by the senses, as opposed to abstractions
- (as noun)the concrete
Word Origin for concrete
late 14c., "actual, solid," from Latin concretus "condensed, hardened, thick, hard, stiff, curdled, congealed, clotted," figuratively "thick; dim," literally "grown together;" past participle of concrescere "to grow together," from com- "together" (see com-) + crescere "to grow" (see crescent). A logicians' term until meaning began to expand 1600s. Noun sense of "building material made from cement, etc." is first recorded 1834.