Screed Definition

skrēd
screeds
noun
A long, tiresome speech or piece of writing.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
A layer or strip of material used to level off a horizontal surface such as a floor.
American Heritage
A finishing layer of mortar laid over a concrete or other solid floor.
Webster's New World
A torn place; rent.
Webster's New World
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verb
(construction, masonry) To produce a smooth flat layer of concrete or similar material.
Wiktionary
(construction, masonry) To use a screed (tool).
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Screed

Noun

Singular:
screed
Plural:
screeds

Origin of Screed

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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