Definition of bricks and mortar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    bricks and mortar

    BrE BrE//ˌbrɪks n ˈmɔːtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbrɪks n ˈmɔːrtər//
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  1. 1[uncountable, plural] buildings, when you are thinking of them in connection with how much they cost to build or how much they are worth; housing, when it is considered as an investment People invested in bricks and mortar. Bricks and mortar outperformed the stock market. Bricks and mortar are a sound investment.
  2. 2[countable] a business that operates from a shop/store or a building that customers visit, rather than only online They translated a bricks and mortar to the Web. bricks-and-mortar businesses (North American English also) brick-and-mortar businesses