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We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.
Salvador Dali

Meaning of "concrete" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONCRETE

From Latin concrētus grown together, hardened, from concrēscere.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONCRETE

concrete  [ˈkɒnkriːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONCRETE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Concrete is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb concrete in English.

WHAT DOES CONCRETE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

concrete

Concrete

Concrete is a composite material composed of water, coarse granular material embedded in a hard matrix of material that fills the space among the aggregate particles and glues them together. Famous concrete structures include the Hoover Dam, the Panama Canal and the Roman Pantheon. The earliest large-scale users of concrete technology were the ancient Romans, and concrete was widely used in the Roman Empire. The Colosseum in Rome was built largely of concrete, and the concrete dome of the Pantheon is the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. After the Roman Empire collapsed, use of concrete became rare until the technology was re-pioneered in the mid-18th century. Today, concrete is the most widely used man-made material.

Definition of concrete in the English dictionary

The first definition of concrete in the dictionary is a construction material made of a mixture of cement, sand, stone, and water that hardens to a stonelike mass. Other definition of concrete is a rigid mass formed by the coalescence of separate particles. Concrete is also relating to a particular instance or object; specific as opposed to general.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONCRETE

PRESENT

Present
I concrete
you concrete
he/she/it concretes
we concrete
you concrete
they concrete
Present continuous
I am concreting
you are concreting
he/she/it is concreting
we are concreting
you are concreting
they are concreting
Present perfect
I have concreted
you have concreted
he/she/it has concreted
we have concreted
you have concreted
they have concreted
Present perfect continuous
I have been concreting
you have been concreting
he/she/it has been concreting
we have been concreting
you have been concreting
they have been concreting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I concreted
you concreted
he/she/it concreted
we concreted
you concreted
they concreted
Past continuous
I was concreting
you were concreting
he/she/it was concreting
we were concreting
you were concreting
they were concreting
Past perfect
I had concreted
you had concreted
he/she/it had concreted
we had concreted
you had concreted
they had concreted
Past perfect continuous
I had been concreting
you had been concreting
he/she/it had been concreting
we had been concreting
you had been concreting
they had been concreting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will concrete
you will concrete
he/she/it will concrete
we will concrete
you will concrete
they will concrete
Future continuous
I will be concreting
you will be concreting
he/she/it will be concreting
we will be concreting
you will be concreting
they will be concreting
Future perfect
I will have concreted
you will have concreted
he/she/it will have concreted
we will have concreted
you will have concreted
they will have concreted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been concreting
you will have been concreting
he/she/it will have been concreting
we will have been concreting
you will have been concreting
they will have been concreting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would concrete
you would concrete
he/she/it would concrete
we would concrete
you would concrete
they would concrete
Conditional continuous
I would be concreting
you would be concreting
he/she/it would be concreting
we would be concreting
you would be concreting
they would be concreting
Conditional perfect
I would have concrete
you would have concrete
he/she/it would have concrete
we would have concrete
you would have concrete
they would have concrete
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been concreting
you would have been concreting
he/she/it would have been concreting
we would have been concreting
you would have been concreting
they would have been concreting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you concrete
we let´s concrete
you concrete
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to concrete
Past participle
concreted
Present Participle
concreting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONCRETE


accrete
əˈkriːt
backstreet
ˈbækˌstriːt
calcrete
ˈkælkriːt
Crete
kriːt
decreet
dɪˈkriːt
discreet
dɪˈskriːt
discrete
dɪsˈkriːt
excrete
ɪkˈskriːt
ferroconcrete
ˌfɛrəʊˈkɒŋkriːt
greet
ɡriːt
high-street
ˈhaɪˌstriːt
indiscreet
ˌɪndɪˈskriːt
indiscrete
ˌɪndɪˈskriːt
marguerite
ˌmɑːɡəˈriːt
retreat
rɪˈtriːt
screet
skriːt
secrete
sɪˈkriːt
street
striːt
Tikrit
tɪˈkriːt
treat
triːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONCRETE

concrescence
concrescent
concrete jungle
concrete mixer
concrete music
concrete noun
concrete number
concrete poetry
concretely
concreteness
concretion
concretionary
concretisation
concretise
concretism
concretist
concretive
concretively
concretization
concretize

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONCRETE

air-entrained concrete
Albacete
athlete
compete
complete
delete
grossierete
incomplete
Masorete
Massorete
mete
obsolete
Pete
precast concrete
prestressed concrete
reinforced concrete
rete
semiterete
terete
tete

Synonyms and antonyms of concrete in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONCRETE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «concrete» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of concrete

Translation of «concrete» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONCRETE

Find out the translation of concrete to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of concrete from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «concrete» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

混凝土
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hormigón
570 millions of speakers

English

concrete
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कंक्रीट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خَرَسَانَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бетон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

concreto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জমাটবদ্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

concret
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Konkrit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Beton
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

コンクリート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

콘크리트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Konkrit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bê tông
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கான்கிரீட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ठोस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

beton
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cemento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

beton
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бетон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

beton
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σκυρόδεμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beton
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

betong
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konkret gjenstand
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of concrete

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONCRETE»

The term «concrete» is very widely used and occupies the 6.138 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONCRETE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «concrete» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «concrete» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about concrete

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONCRETE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word concrete.
1
Hawa Abdi
I have big hope for the Canadian government to help Somalia with something concrete and tangible. I haven't seen that.
2
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
3
Cristela Alonzo
There aren't any concrete steps to becoming a comic.
4
Tadao Ando
In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside.
5
Hayley Atwell
I think it's always easier to play parts that you have something concrete that you can relate to.
6
Ibrahim Babangida
But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
7
Greg Behrendt
I think probably - I think, you know, when you're first dating somebody, if they're just not that physical with you, if they don't want to make concrete plans with you, you know, if they're sort of ambiguous about where everything is going, I think that's a pretty good sign that they're not into you.
8
Jorge Luis Borges
Art always opts for the individual, the concrete; art is not Platonic.
9
Herb Caen
A city is a crazy concrete jungle whose people at the end of each day somehow make a small step ahead against terrible odds.
10
Salvador Dali
We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONCRETE»

Discover the use of concrete in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to concrete and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook
The first edition of this comprehensive work quickly filled the need for an in-depth handbook on concrete construction engineering and technology.
Edward G. Nawy, 2008
2
Making Concrete Garden Ornaments
Create everything in concrete from bookends to a venetian bench.
Sherri Warner Hunter, 2001
3
Concrete: The Vision of a New Architecture
Published in 1959 and out of print since 1975, this new edition of Concrete includes a foreword by Kenneth Frampton, a scholarly introduction by Réjean Legault, and several additional essays on Perret by Peter Collins.
Peter Collins, 2004
4
Concrete: Microstructure, Properties, and Materials
The Third Edition of Concrete: Microstructure, Properties, and Materials offers a three-part approach, beginning with a section on the microstructure and properties of hardened concrete, followed by a several chapters on concrete-making ...
P. Mehta, Paulo J. M. Monteiro, 2005
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Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI ...
The Commentary is provided for this purpose. Some of the considerations of the committee in developing the Code portion are discussed within the Commentary, with emphasis given to the explanation of new or revised provisions.
ACI Committee 318, 2008
6
Engineered Concrete: Mix Design and Test Methods, Second Edition
Solidly researched and written, the book supplies a fundamental understanding of cement, concrete, and mixing and testing methods that allow readers to produce the most economical combinations of concrete materials and satisfy performance ...
Irving Kett, 2009
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Creative Concrete Ornaments for the Garden: Making Pots, ...
Make beautiful garden projects and see concrete in an exciting new light. Once you learn how easy it is to work with concrete, and the incredible results you can achieve, you'll want to explore its creative potential.
Sherri Warner Hunter, 2005
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The Concrete Dragon: China's Urban Revolution and What it ...
Discusses the staggering urban growth taking place in China, exploring the factors and inspirations behind it, the speed of urban migration, and how the resulting changes will affect the country and the world.
Thomas J. Campanella, 2008
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Concrete Admixtures Handbook, 2nd Ed.: Properties, Science ...
Eight new chapters and a full update of the preceding ten chapters bring this book up to date; reflecting the relative advances made in the science and technology of different groups of admixtures.
V.S. Ramachandran, 1996
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Concrete Countertops: Design, Forms, and Finishes for the ...
When it comes to concrete counter- tops or similar pieces, we need to concern ourselves with only three kinds of cement: Type II and Type III cements and white cement. • Type II cement is more suitable than Type I cement for pieces such as ...
Fu Tung Cheng, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONCRETE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term concrete is used in the context of the following news items.
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NI coast could become 'rimmed in concrete'
An over-reliance on sea defences means much of Northern Ireland's coastline risks becoming “rimmed in concrete”, experts have warned. «U.TV, Jul 15»
2
Greek debt crisis: No 'concrete proposal' from Greece at eurozone …
Greece has not come up with a "concrete proposal" at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers, according to the Maltese prime minister, despite ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
3
Government forms legal team to prepare claims to Skanska on …
The government has assembled a legal team and is preparing to send legal letters to Skanska in connection with the weak concrete found at ... «Times of Malta, Jul 15»
4
Development financing conference to agree 'concrete' action on …
ILO says while many countries are moving towards more fiscal consolidation and less social expenditures, several developing countries are ... «UN News Centre, Jul 15»
5
City denies Mimico concrete company easement relocation
The city has denied a Mimico concrete batching company adjacent to a residential neighbourhood consent to relocate Metrolinx's easement on ... «insideTORONTO.com, Jul 15»
6
Massive concrete pour underway at Port of Gulfport
A massive concrete pour is underway at the Port of Gulfport. Workers are building 15 new storage silos for Chemours, formerly known as ... «WLOX, Jul 15»
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Judge orders NYC concrete workers back to work after 3-day strike …
According to a report from Crain's New York Business, work was stopped for three days at the NYC sites when concrete workers belonging to ... «Equipment World Magazine, Jul 15»
8
Virtual academy gets concrete results
In the past six years, more than 250 students who weren't finding success in traditional schools have earned high school or general education ... «Port Huron Times Herald, Jul 15»
9
Tired of waiting for construction? Someday our roads might fix …
The University of Michigan civil and environmental engineering professor has invented self-healing concrete. It can bend, and if it cracks, it can ... «Michigan Radio, Jul 15»
10
DARK HORSE Signs Overall TV Deal, UMBRELLA ACADEMY …
The initial projects from this deal are reportedly adaptations of Umbrella Academy, Concrete, Harrow County and an unproduced movie script ... «Newsarama, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Concrete [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/concrete>. Jun 2020 ».
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