(countable and uncountable, plural concretenesses)
concrete + -ness
Variant of concrete
- formed into a solid mass; coalesced
- having a material, perceptible existence; of, belonging to, or characterized by things or events that can be perceived by the senses; real; actual
- referring to a particular; specific, not general or abstract
- made of concrete
- Gram. designating a thing or class of things that can be perceived by the senses: a concrete noun
Origin of concreteMiddle English concret ; from Classical Latin concretus, past participle of concrescere: see concrescence
- a concrete thing, condition, idea, etc.
- a hard, compact building material formed when a mixture of cement, sand, gravel, and water dries: used in making bridges, road surfaces, etc.
transitive verbconcreted, concreting
- to form into a mass; solidify
- to make of, or cover with, concrete