Definition of concrete adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋkriːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋkriːt//
    Materials and properties, Construction
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  1. 1  made of concrete a concrete floor See related entries: Materials and properties, Construction
  2. 2  based on facts, not on ideas or guesses concrete evidence/proposals/proof ‘It's only a suspicion,’ she said, ‘nothing concrete.’ It is easier to think in concrete terms rather than in the abstract. compare abstract
  3. 3a concrete object is one that you can see and feel
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘solidified’): from French concret or Latin concretus, past participle of concrescere ‘grow together’. The noun sense ‘building material’ dates from the mid 19th cent.Extra examples ‘It’s only a suspicion,’ she said, ‘nothing concrete.’ By the end of the meeting some fairly concrete proposals had been put forward. This is an urban tragedy that needs concrete action, not just concern.
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