Definitions for cellsɛl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small room, as in a convent or prison.
any of various small compartments or bounded areas forming part of a whole.
a usu. microscopic structure containing nuclear and cytoplasmic material enclosed by a semipermeable membrane and, in plants, a cell wall; the basic structural unit of all organisms.
Category: Cell Biology
a small group acting as a unit within a larger organization:
a local cell of a political party.
a device that converts chemical energy into electricity, usu. consisting of two different kinds of conductors surrounded by an electrolyte; battery.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Ref: Also called electrolytic cell.
a monastery or nunnery, dependent on a larger religious house.
one of the areas into which the wing of an insect is divided by the veins.
Ref: locule .
one of the separate areas covered by a radio transmitter in a cellular phone system.
Origin of cell:
bef. 1150; ME celle (< OF), OE cell < ML cella monastic cell, L: room; see cella
any small compartment
"the cells of a honeycomb"
(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
cell, electric cell(noun)
a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, cell, mobile phone(noun)
a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
small room in which a monk or nun lives
cell, jail cell, prison cell(noun)
a room where a prisoner is kept
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a room in a jail
***prisoners in their cells
the basic unit of living material that can exist alone
blood cells; cancerous cells
***Call me on my cell.
a small group within a larger organization
a local terrorist cell
a very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit
a small religious house attached to a monastery or convent
any small cavity, or hollow place
the space between the ribs of a vaulted roof
same as Cella
a jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery
one of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed
to place or inclose in a cell
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A subordinate organization formed around a specific process, capability, or activity within a designated larger organization of a joint force commander
Translations for cell
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a small room (especially in a prison or monastery).
- صَوْمَعَه، ، حُجَيْرَهArabic
- celaPortuguese (BR)
- die ZelleGerman
- कैदखाने इत्यादि की छोटी कोठरीHindi
- celė, vienutėLithuanian
- kamera; celleLatvian
- وړه كوټه (دزندان)، حجره (دجومات او كليسا): (ب) حجره (دحيوان او نباتى اجسامو): پرقى بېټرۍPashto
- камера; кельяRussian
- 小房間Chinese (Trad.)
- камера; келіяUkrainian
- xà limVietnamese
- 单人房间Chinese (Simp.)
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