What does the word concrete mean?

Usage examples for concrete

  1. It is of no consequence to us unless we can translate its general terms into examples of the present day and substitute them in some vital way for the examples it itself gives, so concrete, so intimately involved in the circumstances of the day in which it was conceived and written. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  2. And so, while her manner gently soothed and flattered her companion, it led him almost insensibly to- well, to put it in the concrete- to think scorn of Mr. Bonamy. – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman