cement vs concrete :

cement or 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 “.”

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  • n  concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement
    they stood on the grey cement beside the pool
  • 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
    We cemented our friendship
  • v  cover or coat with cement
  • v  bind or join with or as if with cement

  • n  a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
  • v  cover with cement
    concrete the walls
  • v  form into a solid mass; coalesce
  • a  capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary
    concrete objects such as trees
  • s  formed by the coalescence of particles
News & Articles

  • UML students hope concrete boat keeps them afloat in competition (VIDEO)
    LOWELL -- Forget concrete jungles. It's all about concrete marinas for a group of UMass Lowell students who loaded their 19-foot, 8-inch boat into a truck Monday morning, bound for an American Society of Civil Engineers contest in Illinois.
    June 18, 2013 - Lowell Sun
  • Concrete Contractors in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
    A quick turnaround from recessionary declines and subdued progress have led revenue to grow marginally over the past five years; in the coming years, Canadian construction markets are projected to progress steadily, and concrete contractors will perform in kind. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Concrete Contractors industry to its growing industry ...
    June 18, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Concrete leaves available from Oregon artist
    Beautiful concrete leaf sculpture can be made by you, commissioned from originators Little and Lewis or bought from an Oregon artist.
    June 17, 2013 - The Oregonian