brick: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (brik), [key]
- a block of clay hardened by drying in the sun or burning in a kiln, and used for building, paving, etc.: traditionally, in the U.S., a rectangle 2 × 3 × 8 in. (5.7 × 9.5 × 20.3 cm), red, brown, or yellow in color.
- such blocks collectively.
- the material of which such blocks are made.
- any block or bar having a similar size and shape: a gold brick; an ice-cream brick.
- the length of a brick as a measure of thickness, as of a wall: one and a half bricks thick.
- an admirably good or generous person.
- to make a social gaffe or blunder, esp. an indiscreet remark.
- With contract talks stalled, workers are threatening to hit the bricks.
- to walk the streets, esp. as an unemployed or homeless person.
- to go on strike:With contract talks stalled, workers are threatening to hit the bricks.Also,take to the bricks.
- To form governments without the consent of the people is to make bricks without straw.
- to plan or act on a false premise or unrealistic basis.
- to create something that will not last:To form governments without the consent of the people is to make bricks without straw.
- to perform a task despite the lack of necessary materials.
- to pave, line, wall, fill, or build with brick.
- made of, constructed with, or resembling bricks.
- brick (Thesaurus)