Screed meaning

skrēd
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A long monotonous speech or piece of writing.
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A long discourse or harangue.
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A long, tiresome speech or piece of writing.
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A finishing layer of mortar laid over a concrete or other solid floor.
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A tool, usually a long strip of wood or other material, for producing a smooth, flat surface on, for example, a concrete floor or a plaster wall.
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A strip of plaster or wood applied to a wall to serve as a guide to the desired thickness of plastering to be done later.
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A piece of writing.
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A smooth flat layer of concrete or similar material.
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(construction, masonry) To produce a smooth flat layer of concrete or similar material.
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(construction, masonry) To use a screed (tool).
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A torn place; rent.
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Origin of screed

  • Middle English screde fragment, strip of cloth from Old English scrēade shred

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English screde (“fragment, strip of cloth") (from which also shred), from Old English scrÄ“ade

    From Wiktionary