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Definition of "screed" [screed]

  • A long monotonous speech or piece of writing. (noun)
  • A strip of wood, plaster, or metal placed on a wall or pavement as a guide for the even application of plaster or concrete. (noun)
  • A layer or strip of material used to level off a horizontal surface such as a floor. (noun)
  • A smooth final surface of a substance, such as concrete, applied to a floor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "screed" in a sentence
  • "Where in any of this screed is there anything that is not a bunch of opinionated backwash."
  • "The fiasco being railed against in this screed is the one that broke iMacs and was ultimately solved by drawing on the CD with a Sharpie."
  • "You may be right about Hunter using the term screed, pejoratively, to apply to others’ rants, not his own."