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
- 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.