Meaning of “brick” in the English Dictionary

"brick" in British English

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bricknoun

uk /brɪk/ us /brɪk/

brick noun (BUILDING BLOCK)

B2 [ C ] a rectangular block of hard material used for building walls and houses:

The chimney was made of bricks.
red-brick houses
He was so embarrassed - his face went brick-red (= a dark red).

More examples

  • The house has a small backyard, surrounded by a high brick wall.
  • The boundary of the car park is delineated by a low brick wall.
  • The plaster on the walls has been removed to expose the original bricks underneath.
  • We saw rioters pelting police with bricks and bottles.
  • A group of tiny brick houses is tucked away behind the factory.

(Definition of “brick” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brick" in American English

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bricknoun [ C ]

us /brɪk/

a rectangular block of hard material used for building walls and houses

(Definition of “brick” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)