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concrete noun

  

      n   a noun that refers to a material object, as for example horse  
   Compare       abstract noun  
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concrete  
      n  
1   
a    a construction material made of a mixture of cement, sand, stone, and water that hardens to a stonelike mass  
b    (as modifier)  
a concrete slab     
2      (Physics)   a mass formed by the coalescence of separate particles  
      adj  
3    relating to a particular instance or object; specific as opposed to general  
a concrete example     
4   
a    relating to or characteristic of things capable of being perceived by the senses, as opposed to abstractions  
b    (as n.)  
the concrete     
5    formed by the coalescence of particles; condensed; solid  
      vb  
6    tr   to construct in or cover with concrete  
7    to become or cause to become solid; coalesce  
     (C14: from Latin concretus grown together, hardened, from concrescere; see concrescence)  
  concretely      adv  
  concreteness      n  
  concretive      adj  
  concretively      adv  


air-entrained concrete  
      n   a type of concrete throughout which small air bubbles are dispersed in order to increase its frost resistance: used for making roads  
concrete music  
      n   music consisting of an electronically modified montage of tape-recorded sounds  
concrete noun  
      n   a noun that refers to a material object, as for example horse  
   Compare       abstract noun  
concrete number  
      n   a number referring to a particular object or objects, as in three dogs, ten men  
concrete poetry  
      n   poetry in which the visual form of the poem is used to convey meaning  
musique concrète     (French)  
      n      another term for       concrete music  
prestressed concrete  
      n   concrete that contains steel wires, cables, etc., that are prestressed within their elastic limit to counteract the stresses that will occur under load  
reinforced concrete  
      n   concrete with steel bars, mesh, etc., embedded in it to enable it to withstand tensile and shear stresses  

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concrete

  

      adj  
1    actual, definite, explicit, factual, material, real, sensible, specific, substantial, tangible  
2    calcified, compact, compressed, conglomerated, consolidated, firm, petrified, solid, solidified  
      n  
3    cement     (not in technical usage)   concretion  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    abstract, immaterial, indefinite, insubstantial, intangible, notional, theoretical, unspecified, vague  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
- (usually of a person) lacking in intelligence, common sense, or just in general awareness; clumsy or idiotic. - [colloquial] [noun] a person that displays these character traits. - [informal] used for emphasis when something is dull, irritating, or nonsensical.
1) "I thought that I was stupid for failing my exam, but at least I tried," 2) "That's not how you do it, stupid!" 3) "I'm tired of this stupid computer!"
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