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Definition 1: a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water - [noun denoting substance]

(concrete is a kind of ...) material used for constructing buildings

(concrete is a kind of ...) material used to pave an area

(... is a kind of concrete ) concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement

"they stood on the grey cement beside the pool"

(... is a kind of concrete ) concrete with metal and/or mesh added to provide extra support against stresses

(concrete is made of the substance ...) a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar

(concrete is made of the substance ...) a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral

Definition 2: form into a solid mass; coalesce - [verb of change]

(concrete is a kind of ...) make solid or more solid; cause to solidify

Definition 3: cover with cement - [verb of contact]

Samples where concrete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • concrete the walls

(concrete is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 4: capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where concrete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • concrete objects such as trees

(concrete is similar to ...) belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events

"objective benefits" "an objective example" "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"

(concrete is similar to ...) capable of being treated as fact

"tangible evidence" "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"

(means also ...) concerned with actual use or practice

"he is a very practical person" "the idea had no practical application" "a practical knowledge of Japanese" "woodworking is a practical art"

(means also ...) being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory

"real objects" "real people; not ghosts" "a film based on real life" "a real illness" "real humility" "Life is real! Life is earnest!"

(means also ...) perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch

"skin with a tangible roughness"

(... are attributes of concrete) the quality of being concrete (not abstract)

Definition 5: formed by the coalescence of particles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(concrete is similar to ...) of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous

"ice is water in the solid state"

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