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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Concrete \Con*crete"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Concreted; p. pr & vb. n. Concreting.] To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or solid body.
Note: Applied to some substances, it is equivalent to
indurate; as, metallic matter concretes into a hard
body; applied to others, it is equivalent to congeal,
thicken, inspissate, coagulate, as in the concretion of
blood. ``The blood of some who died of the plague could
not be made to concrete.''
Concrete \Con"crete\ (? or ?), a. [L. concretus, p. p. of concrescere to grow together; con- + crescere to grow; cf. F. concret. See Crescent.]
United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate particles into one mass; united in a solid form.
The first concrete state, or consistent surface, of the chaos must be of the same figure as the last liquid state.
Concrete is opposed to abstract. The names of individuals are concrete, those of classes abstract.
--J. S. Mill.
Concrete terms, while they express the quality, do also express, or imply, or refer to, some subject to which it belongs.
Concrete number, a number associated with, or applied to, a particular object, as three men, five days, etc., as distinguished from an abstract number, or one used without reference to a particular object.
Concrete quantity, a physical object or a collection of such objects.
--Davies & Peck.
Concrete science, a physical science, one having as its subject of knowledge concrete things instead of abstract laws.
Concrete sound or movement of the voice, one which slides continuously up or down, as distinguished from a discrete movement, in which the voice leaps at once from one line of pitch to another.
Concrete \Con"crete\, n.
A compound or mass formed by concretion, spontaneous union, or coalescence of separate particles of matter in one body.
To divide all concretes, minerals and others, into the same number of distinct substances.
A mixture of gravel, pebbles, or broken stone with cement or with tar, etc., used for sidewalks, roadways, foundations, etc., and esp. for submarine structures.
(Logic) A term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term.
The concretes ``father'' and ``son'' have, or might have, the abstracts ``paternity'' and ``filiety''.
--J. S. Mill.
(Sugar Making) Sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass.
Concrete \Con*crete"\, v. t.
To form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of separate particles.
There are in our inferior world divers bodies that are concreted out of others.
--Sir M. Hale.
To cover with, or form of, concrete, as a pavement.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "actual, solid," from Latin concretus "condensed, hardened, thick, hard, stiff, curdled, congealed, clotted," figuratively "thick; dim," literally "grown together;" past participle of concrescere "to grow together," from com- "together" (see com-) + crescere "to grow" (see crescent). A logicians' term until meaning began to expand 1600s. Noun sense of "building material made from cement, etc." is first recorded 1834.
particular, perceivable, real. n. 1 A building material created by mixing cement, water, and aggregate including gravel and sand. 2 A solid mass formed by the coalescence of separate particles. 3 (context US English) A dessert of frozen custard with various toppings. 4 (context logic English) A term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term. 5 sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass. v
1 To cover with or encase in concrete; often constructed as ''concrete over''. 2 To solidify. 3 To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or solid body.
adj. capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees" [ant: abstract]
formed by the coalescence of particles
n. a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
v. cover with cement; "concrete the walls"
form into a solid mass; coalesce
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is a 2004 independently produced Japanese film that recounts the story of the murder of Junko Furuta. The film deals as much with the social factors that produced Furuta's four assailants as it does with Furuta's suffering at their hands.
Many people protested the film's release before it even premiered, and it was eventually relegated to specialty theater showings and a DVD release.
Concrete is an album by Fear Factory, released on July 30, 2002. It contains demos of songs recorded in 1991, half of which were re-recorded a year later and released on their debut album Soul of a New Machine.
Concrete is a composite material composed of coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement which hardens over time. Most concretes used are lime-based concretes such as Portland cement concrete or concretes made with other hydraulic cements, such as ciment fondu. However, asphalt concrete which is very frequently used for road surfaces is also a type of concrete, where the cement material is bitumen, and polymer concretes are sometimes used where the cementing material is a polymer.
In Portland cement concrete (and other hydraulic cement concretes), when the aggregate is mixed together with the dry cement and water, they form a fluid mass that is easily molded into shape. The cement reacts chemically with the water and other ingredients to form a hard matrix which binds all the materials together into a durable stone-like material that has many uses. Often, additives (such as pozzolans or superplasticizers) are included in the mixture to improve the physical properties of the wet mix or the finished material. Most concrete is poured with reinforcing materials (such as rebar) embedded to provide tensile strength, yielding reinforced concrete.
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. Today, large concrete structures (for example, dams and multi-storey car parks) are usually made with reinforced concrete.
After the Roman Empire collapsed, use of concrete became rare until the technology was redeveloped in the mid-18th century. Today, concrete is the most widely used man-made material (measured by tonnage).
Concrete is a comic book series created and written by Paul Chadwick and published by Dark Horse Comics. His first appearance is Dark Horse Presents #1 (July, 1986). The eponymous central character is a normal man whose brain was transplanted into a large, stone body by aliens, and who lives an extraordinary life on Earth following his escape.
The Concrete series focuses on realism. Apart from the aliens (which appear only in original series issue No. 3, in Concrete's recounting of his origin) and Concrete's own high-tech, artificial, stone body (which includes a host of attendant abilities), there are no supernatural or science-fiction elements to any stories.
The hero tries to use his body for noble endeavors, such as helping out on a family farm. Later, Concrete climbs Mount Everest, becomes involved with a group of hardline environmental militants, and reluctantly agrees to become the spokesperson of a campaign to voluntarily reduce the Earth's population.
Concrete's sexuality is addressed in the series. An artist at heart, he collects paintings of female nudes. He is notably embarrassed at his lack of sexual organs; this is often the subject of hurtful jokes thrown his way.
Real-world physics apply to Concrete. Examples include Concrete breaking objects by sitting on them, or Concrete being shot forward from a braking car, due to the momentum of his large body. He is constantly breaking telephones and doorknobs, and must hire an assistant, Larry Munro, because his hands are too clumsy to handle a pen.
The series makes frequent use of thought balloons, showing characters' interior thoughts and feelings.
In addition to the comic, Paul Chadwick has drawn Concrete in many paintings. Most show the character wandering in nature, perhaps looking at a flower or some other natural curiosity.
Concrete is a composite building material made from the combination of aggregate and cement binder.
Concrete may also refer to:Music
The Concretes, a Swedish indie pop band
- The Concretes (album), 2003
- Concrete ( 999 album), 1981
- Concrete (Fear Factory album), 2002
- Concrete (Pet Shop Boys album), 2006
- Concrete (Izzy Stradlin album), 2008
- Concrete (Sunny Sweeney album), 2011
- "Concrete", by As It Is from Never Happy, Ever After
- "Concrete", a song by E-40 from Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift
- Musique concrète, making music from unusual sounds including "real world" sounds
- Concrete (comics), a comic book series written by Paul Chadwick
- Concrete, the English translation of Thomas Bernhard's 1982 novel Beton
- Concrete poetry, a form of poetry
- Concrete (film), a 2004 Japanese film that recounts the story of the Junko Furuta murder
- Concrete, DeWitt County, Texas, an unincorporated community
- Concrete, Guadalupe County, Texas, a former town
- Concrete, Washington, a town
- Concrete (student newspaper), at the University of East Anglia in Norwich
- Concrete (philosophy), the opposite of abstract
- Concrete (extraction), a fragrance extraction term for the waxy mass remaining after solvent extraction
Concrete is the seventeenth album by the British band Pet Shop Boys. It was released on 23 October 2006. Due to be called Concert, on 20 September 2006, Pet Shop Boys announced that the album was going to be called Concrete, which was the title that they originally wanted for the album. It is the first live concert to be released by the band on Audio CD.
Concrete is the ninth studio album by former Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin. The album continues the iTunes-exclusive pattern, and was released in 2008.
Concrete is the University of East Anglia's student newspaper. With a circulation of up to 5,000, Concrete is free and published fortnightly on a Tuesday, during term time. The newspaper celebrated its 250th issue in January 2011.
Concrete is compiled by a team of around 25 section editors and headed by the editor-in-chief. It is distributed throughout campus and around Norwich as a free pickup newspaper. Distribution locations include the Theatre Royal, Puppet Theatre and a number of establishments located within the Golden Triangle. It is printed by local newspaper group Archant.
Its sections include News, Comment, Features, Sport, Global, Travel, Lifestyle, Science and Tech and Environment. Inside Concrete is Venue, a 24-page culture supplement which includes Music, Film, Arts, Creative Writing, Gaming, Fashion and TV. Previous issues have included interviews with Tony Blair, Nick Clegg, Charles Clarke, Paul McCartney, Harrison Ford, Stephen Fry, Max Mosley and Greg James.
Concrete also publishes annual drug and sex surveys.
Concrete is the second studio album by American country music singer Sunny Sweeney. It was released on August 23, 2011 via Republic Nashville. The album includes the singles " From a Table Away", " Staying's Worse Than Leaving" and " Drink Myself Single", all of which have charted within the top 40 of Hot Country Songs.
Concrete (Beton, 1982) is a novel by Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard.
Like many of Bernhard’s books, it is written in the form of a monologue--essentially a rant lasting for 150 pages with no chapter breaks or even separate paragraphs--by Rudolf, a Viennese amateur musicologist and convalescent. Almost completely isolated from the world, Rudolf, who suffers from sarcoidosis, has spent his adult life pursuing many writing projects on classical musicians.
Usage examples of "concrete".
Set adjacent to my hotel was Gringos, an establishment of bamboo and thatch above a concrete deck and open to the aira tourist bar that, since there were no tourists, catered chiefly to expatriates and young Honduran women.
There was a deck of cumulus far below but through big breaks, the pilots could see the deeply indented coastline of the Takao area and the big concrete airdrome of Einansho.
The barn was empty, and the concrete aisleway felt cold and threatening in comparison to the bright rectangles of warm sunlight framed by the doorways at either end.
I walked down each side, using a laid path of concrete flags, looking as well as I could through the windows.
The flat concrete benches were ashine with bream and gilthead, pilchards, sardines and mackerel.
Ancient power cables and sagging telephone poles laced the parish like atherosclerotic veins, as did concrete and asphalt roads, many no longer used but still stretching like taut lines of scar tissue across the fields and meadows.
Concrete countertops, various shades of gray in the polished glass tile backsplash, stainless appliances.
DEA had no concrete proof, the Bahamian government refused to cooperate in producing a search warrant.
Abu Batn was the first to find it-the narrow crevice with the flight of concrete steps leading upward.
The house was supported not by a mountain but by a massive gengineered beanstalk, stiffened by a single concrete pillar.
Then Bengazi released the brake and let the machine carry itself to the concrete floor.
The car flew downhill at what had to be close to a hundred miles per hour, veering smoothly one way or the other at forks in the road that were widened and banked like a concrete bobsled course.
It was a far cry from the faded lines on concrete that had defined the school court on which they used to play, and she was impressed that Bonita Vista had such a professional, state-of-the-art facility.
He boasted that no steel or concrete shit barn could hold a Chippewa, and he had eel like properties in spite of his enormous size.
Hearing the unending whine of tires on interstate concrete, broken only by chuckhole thumps and the stepdown of gears as the bus pulled off the highway for one of its frequent stops to expel or ingest passengers, to refuel with liquefied coal and resupply with boiler water, to allow passengers to consume lukewarm food at dirty bus stations or anonymous diners.