cement vs concrete : Common Errors in English

About cement vs concrete

People in the building trades distinguish cement (the gray powder thatcomes in bags) from concrete (the combination of cement, water, sand,and gravel which becomes hard enough in your driveway to drive your caron). In contexts where technical precision matters, it’s probably betterto speak of a “concrete sidewalk” rather than of a “cement sidewalk.”See also “.”

cement Meaning(s)

  • (n) concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement
  • (n) a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar
  • (n) something that hardens to act as adhesive material
  • (n) any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
  • (n) a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
  • (v) make fast as if with cement
  • (v) cover or coat with cement
  • (v) bind or join with or as if with cement

concrete Meaning(s)

  • (n) a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
  • (v) cover with cement
  • (v) form into a solid mass; coalesce
  • (a) capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary
  • (s) formed by the coalescence of particles

cement in News

  1. 1 dead as cement truck, minivan collide in Oak Creek

    Emergency personnel respond to a crash between a cement truck and a minivan in the Village of Oak Creek.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WISN 12 Milwaukee

  2. Cement truck, minivan collide on S. 27th St. in Oak Creek

    OAK CREEK (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner was called to the scene of a collision between a cement...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FOX 6 Milwaukee

  3. Psychic Bunny's Feature Film Cement Suitcase Wins Audience Award at 2013 Dances With Films Festival

    Cement Suitcase won the Audience Award in the Competition Features category at the 16th Dances With Films Festival. The award was accepted by writer/director J. Rick Castañeda and producers Doug Spice, ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

concrete in News

  1. Concrete company owner indicted in South Texas

    A South Texas businessman has been indicted on bribery charges related to nearly $600,000 worth of concrete work for Maverick County.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: News West 9 Midland

  2. Concrete chunk on I-4 causing major delays

    A large piece of concrete caused heavy delays on Interstate 4 on Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WESH 2 Orlando

  3. Concrete buying dilemma

    Buying some concrete for a local highway project should be a simple thing, but it’s complicated when the only local supplier is also the county board chairman.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Paris Beacon-News

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