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Definition of Concrete


  1. United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate particles into one mass; united in a solid form.
  2. Standing for an object as it exists in nature, invested with all its qualities, as distinguished from standing for an attribute of an object; -- opposed to abstract.
  3. Applied to a specific object; special; particular; -- opposed to general. See Abstract, 3.
  4. A compound or mass formed by concretion, spontaneous union, or coalescence of separate particles of matter in one body.
  5. 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.
  6. A term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term.
  7. Sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass.
  8. To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or solid body.
  9. To form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of separate particles.
  10. To cover with, or form of, concrete, as a pavement.

Concrete Quotations

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Viktor E. Frankl

You say to a brick, 'What do you want, brick?' And brick says to you, 'I like an arch.' And you say to brick, 'Look, I want one, too, but arches are expensive and I can use a concrete lintel.' And then you say: 'What do you think of that, brick?' Brick says: 'I like an arch.'
Louis Kahn

The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
Desmond Morris

No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.
J. P. Morgan

And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream.
Daniel Libeskind
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Concrete Translations

concrete in Danish is beton
concrete in Dutch is beton
concrete in German is Beton
concrete in Hungarian is beton, beton-
concrete in Italian is calcestruzzo
concrete in Norwegian is betong, konkret
concrete in Swedish is betong, konkret
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