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
Examples from the Web for concreteness
Historical Examples of concreteness
One secure advantage he possesses in the concreteness of his subject-matter.Four Americans
Henry A. Beers
Poetry strives after concreteness and vividness of expression.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism
F. V. N. Painter
As the interpretation is in the realm of the sensibilities, so do I aim not directly at concreteness.The Apple-Tree
L. H. Bailey
Well, that thing has assumed, all of a sudden, a concreteness as welcome as it is unexpected.Aladdin & Co.
This humanist doctrine of the concreteness of the real is important.The Behavior of Crowds
Everett Dean Martin
- 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.