Simple Definition of brick
: a small, hard block of baked clay that is used to build structures (such as houses) and sometimes to make streets, paths, etc.
: blocks of baked clay used as building material
: a block of something
Full Definition of brick
1 plural bricks or brick : a handy-sized unit of building or paving material typically being rectangular and about 21⁄4 × 33⁄4 × 8 inches (57 × 95 × 203 millimeters) and of moist clay hardened by heat
2 : a good-hearted person
3 : a rectangular compressed mass (as of ice cream)
4 : a semisoft cheese with numerous small holes, smooth texture, and often mild flavor
6 : a badly missed shot in basketball <he threw up a brick>
Examples of brick
a house made of brick
a brick of ice cream
children playing with wooden bricks
He has been an absolute brick.
Origin of brick
Middle English bryke, from Middle Dutch bricke
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of brick
1 : to close, face, or pave with bricks —usually used with up, in, or over
2 : to render (an electronic device, such as a smartphone) nonfunctional (as by accidental damage, malicious hacking, or software changes)
First Known Use of brick
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