Particular, perceivable, real.
- Fuzzy videotapes and distorted sound recordings are not concrete evidence that bigfoot exists.
, date=December 16
, author=Denis Campbell
, title=Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients'
, passage=Professor Peter Crome, chair of the audit's steering group, said the report "provides further concrete
evidence that the care of patients with dementia in hospital is in need of a radical shake-up". While a few hospitals had risen to the challenge of improving patients' experiences, many have not, he said. The report recommends that all staff receive basic dementia awareness training, and staffing levels should be maintained to help such patients.}}
* John Stuart Mill
- Once arrested, I realized that handcuffs are concrete , even if my concept of what is legal wasn’t.
* I. Watts
- The names of individuals are concrete , those of classes abstract.
United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate particles into one mass; united in a solid form.
* Bishop Burnet
- Concrete terms, while they express the quality, do also express, or imply, or refer to, some subject to which it belongs.
Made of concrete building material.
- The first concrete state, or consistent surface, of the chaos must be of the same figure as the last liquid state.
- The office building had concrete flower boxes out front.
* (perceivable) tangible
* (not abstract) tangible
* (perceivable) intangible
* (not abstract) intangible, abstract
A building material created by mixing cement, water, and aggregate including gravel and sand.
A solid mass formed by the coalescence of separate particles.
* 1661 , , p. 26:
- The road was made of concrete that had been poured in large slabs.
(US) A dessert of frozen custard with various toppings.
* 2010 , June Naylor, Judy Wiley, Insiders' Guide to Dallas and Fort Worth (page 54)
- "...upon the suppos’d (term) made by the fire, of the former sort of Concretes , there are wont to emerge Bodies resembling those which they take for the Elements...
* John Lutz, Diamond Eyes (page 170)
- Besides cones, Curley's serves sundaes, and concretes —custard with all sorts of yummy goodness blended in, like pecans, caramel, almonds,
(logic) A term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term.
* John Stuart Mill
- When Nudger and Claudia were finished eating they drove to the Ted Drewes frozen custard stand on Chippewa and stood in line for a couple of chocolate chip concretes .
Sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass.
- The concretes "father" and "son" have, or might have, the abstracts "paternity" and "filiety".
* reinforced concrete
To cover with or encase in concrete; often constructed as concrete over .
- I hate grass, so I concreted over my lawn.
To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or solid body.
- Josie’s plans began concreting once she fixed a date for the wedding.
- The blood of some who died of the plague could not be made to concrete .
* concrete jungle
* concrete canyon
To wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay.
To strongly denounce or censure.
* 2004 , , Iron Council , 2005 Trade paperback ed., ISBN 0-345-45842-7. p. 464:
* 2006 , Patrick Healy "
- Madeleina di Farja had described Ori, and Cutter had envisaged an angry, frantic, pugnacious boy eager to fight, excoriating his comrades for supposed quiescence.
Spitzer and Clinton Win in N.Y. Primary," New York Times , 13 Sep. (retrieved 7 Oct. 2008):
- Mr. Green, a former city public advocate and candidate for mayor in 2001, ran ads excoriating Mr. Cuomo’s ethics.
* (to wear off the skin of) abrade, chafe, flay
* (to strongly denounce or censure) condemn, disparage, reprobate, tear a strip off