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Definition of "brick" []

  • A molded rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln until hard and used as a building and paving material. (noun)
  • An object shaped like such a block: a brick of cheese. (noun)
  • Informal A helpful, reliable person. (noun)
  • To construct, line, or pave with bricks. (verb-transitive)
  • To close or wall with brick: bricked up the windows of the old house. (verb-transitive)

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 "brick" in a sentence
  • "AWAD: Well, the center of gravity economically has shifted to what they call the brick countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China."
  • "The little town of Malvern, Arkansas, is somewhere between Little Rock and my hometown of Hope on Interstate 30 and, during my re - election campaign for lieutenant governor, I was in the courthouse square doing what they call brick fest, which is a festival they have every summer."
  • "He had bought in town a little china match-safe, which he gravely presented to Mrs. Whaling as a slight addition to the collection of what she termed her brick-a-braw."