- The definition of a brick is a block made of molded and baked clay.
An example of a brick is the primary building material of 10 Downing Street in London.
A wall made from bricks.
brick definition by Webster's New World
- a substance made from clay molded into oblong blocks and fired in a kiln or baked in the sun, used in building, paving, etc.
- one of these blocks, of any of various standard sizes
- bricks collectively
- anything shaped like a brick
- Informal a fine person
Origin: Middle English brike ; from Middle Dutch ; from breken, break (in sense “piece of baked clay”) and amp; Middle French brique ; from Old French of same origin, originally
- built or paved with brick
- like brick: brick red
Origin: origin, originally a place where bricks were made
brick definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- pl. bricks or brick A molded rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln until hard and used as a building and paving material.
- An object shaped like such a block: a brick of cheese.
- Informal A helpful, reliable person.
- To construct, line, or pave with bricks.
- To close or wall with brick: bricked up the windows of the old house.
Origin: Middle English brike, from Middle Dutch bricke.
- brickˈy adjective
brick - Computer Definition
An electronics device that has been damaged or otherwise incapacitated. In other words, "as useful as a brick." A bricked device can be due to a hardware or software failure. See iBricking.
brick - Phrases/Idioms
brick upor brick in
hit the bricksâ
make bricks without straw
Etymology: from use of straw as binding agent in sun-baked bricks: cf. Ex. 5:7
drop a brick