concrete

Concrete is that pourable mix of cement, water, sand, and gravel that hardens into a super-strong building material. Sidewalks, foundations, and highways are all made of concrete.

Though people use the words cement and concrete as if they were the same, they're not. Concrete has cement in it, but also includes other materials; cement is what binds concrete together. Construction workers hate when kids write their names in concrete before it hardens: once concrete hardens, it's going to be solid for a long time. When used as an adjective, concrete also means solid. If you've got concrete plans for Saturday, then you have a definite plan.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: concrete

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adj
capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary
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nadjv
a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
formed by the coalescence of particles
form into a solid mass; coalesce
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: concrete
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adj capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary

concrete objects such as trees”
Synonyms
objective
belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events
real, tangible
capable of being treated as fact
practical
concerned with actual use or practice
existent, real
being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
tangible, touchable
perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch
Antonyms:
abstract
existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
conceptional, ideational, notional
being of the nature of a notion or concept
conceptual
being or characterized by concepts or their formation
ideal
constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception
ideologic, ideological
concerned with or suggestive of ideas
nonrepresentational
of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature
impalpable, intangible
incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch
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n a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water

Types:
cement
concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement
ferroconcrete, reinforced concrete
concrete with metal and/or mesh added to provide extra support against stresses
Type of:
building material
material used for constructing buildings
pavement, paving, paving material
material used to pave an area

adj formed by the coalescence of particles

Synonyms
solid
of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous

v form into a solid mass; coalesce

Type of:
solidify
make solid or more solid; cause to solidify

v cover with cement

concrete the walls”
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered
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