verb (used with object), con·cret·ed, con·cret·ing.
verb (used without object), con·cret·ed, con·cret·ing.
Origin of concrete
Synonyms for concrete
Antonyms for concrete
Related Words for concretelyindividually, specially, exactly, correctly, precisely, definitely, clearly, especially, respectively, categorically, pointedly, explicitly, accurately, peculiarly, characteristically, concretely, distinctively, indicatively, minutely
Examples from the Web for concretely
Contemporary Examples of concretely
“The whole concept is so concretely established in what we already know,” he said.Tased to Death?
August 13, 2013
While being sure is only the first Iraq lesson that applies, it's the only one that can be concretely accomplished.Will We Go To War In Syria?
April 26, 2013
Concretely, we must direct our effort to the task that President Kennedy called for long ago.Obama's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
December 10, 2009
Historical Examples of concretely
Our hero did not believe in brandy, abstractly or concretely.Little Bobtail
Concretely he told him that he ought to "extend his audience eastward."The Ordeal of Mark Twain
Van Wyck Brooks
He must give all, not abstractly, but concretely, synthetically.Whitman
By our enemy I do not mean anything as concretely commonplace as the German nation.The Dark Forest
But most possibles are not bare, they are concretely grounded, or well-grounded, as we say.Pragmatism
- 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.