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Definition of Brick


  1. A block or clay tempered with water, sand, etc., molded into a regular form, usually rectangular, and sun-dried, or burnt in a kiln, or in a heap or stack called a clamp.
  2. Bricks, collectively, as designating that kind of material; as, a load of brick; a thousand of brick.
  3. Any oblong rectangular mass; as, a brick of maple sugar; a penny brick (of bread).
  4. A good fellow; a merry person; as, you 're a brick.
  5. To lay or pave with bricks; to surround, line, or construct with bricks.
  6. To imitate or counterfeit a brick wall on, as by smearing plaster with red ocher, making the joints with an edge tool, and pointing them.

Brick Quotations

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
Muhammad Ali

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
Steve Jobs

Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls aren't there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show us how badly we want things.
Randy Pausch

I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don't know where it's going to lead me, but I follow it.
Grace Jones

We're in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone's arguing over where they're going to sit.
David Suzuki
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Brick Translations

brick in Afrikaans is baksteen
brick in Danish is tegl, mursten
brick in Dutch is bakstenen, stenen
brick in French is brique
brick in German is Backstein {m}, Ziegelstein, Ziegel
brick in Italian is mattone
brick in Norwegian is murstein
brick in Portuguese is tijolo
brick in Spanish is teja, ladrillo
brick in Swedish is tegelsten, tegel, hedersprick
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