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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cement(noun)

    concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement

    "they stood on the grey cement beside the pool"

  2. cement(noun)

    a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar

  3. cement(noun)

    something that hardens to act as adhesive material

  4. cement(noun)

    any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth

  5. cementum, cement(verb)

    a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth

  6. cement(verb)

    make fast as if with cement

    "We cemented our friendship"

  7. cement(verb)

    cover or coat with cement

  8. cement(verb)

    bind or join with or as if with cement


  1. cement(Noun)

    A powdered substance that develops strong adhesive properties when mixed with water.

  2. cement(Noun)

    The paste-like substance resulting from mixing such a powder with water.

  3. cement(Noun)

    Any material with strong adhesive properties.

  4. cement(Noun)

    A particular type or brand of cement.

  5. cement(Verb)

    To affix with cement.

  6. cement(Verb)

    To ensure an outcome.

  7. Origin: From caementum, from caedo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cement(noun)

    any substance used for making bodies adhere to each other, as mortar, glue, etc

  2. Cement(noun)

    a kind of calcined limestone, or a calcined mixture of clay and lime, for making mortar which will harden under water

  3. Cement(noun)

    the powder used in cementation. See Cementation, n., 2

  4. Cement(noun)

    bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship, or men in society

  5. Cement(noun)

    the layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; -- called also cementum

  6. Cement(noun)

    to unite or cause to adhere by means of a cement

  7. Cement(noun)

    to unite firmly or closely

  8. Cement(noun)

    to overlay or coat with cement; as, to cement a cellar bottom

  9. Cement(verb)

    to become cemented or firmly united; to cohere

  10. Origin: [OF. cement, ciment, F. ciment, fr. L. caementum a rough, unhewn stone, pieces or chips of marble, from which mortar was made, contr. fr. caedimentum, fr. caedere to cut, prob. akin to scindere to cleave, and to E. shed, v. t.]


  1. Cement

    In the most general sense of the word, a cement is a binder, a substance that sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. The word "cement" traces to the Romans, who used the term opus caementicium to describe masonry resembling modern concrete that was made from crushed rock with burnt lime as binder. The volcanic ash and pulverized brick additives that were added to the burnt lime to obtain a hydraulic binder were later referred to as cementum, cimentum, cäment, and cement. Cements used in construction can be characterized as being either hydraulic or non-hydraulic. Hydraulic cements harden because of hydration, a chemical reaction between the anhydrous cement powder and water. Thus, they can harden underwater or when constantly exposed to wet weather. The chemical reaction results in hydrates that are not very water-soluble and so are quite durable in water. Non-hydraulic cements do not harden underwater; for example, slaked limes harden by reaction with atmospheric carbon dioxide. The most important uses of cement are as an ingredient in the production of mortar in masonry, and of concrete, a combination of cement and an aggregate to form a strong building material.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cement

    se-ment′, n. anything that makes two bodies stick together: mortar: a bond of union.—v.t. to unite with cement: to join firmly.—n. Cementā′tion, the act of cementing: the process by which iron is turned into steel, glass into porcelain, &c.—done by surrounding them with a cement or powder and exposing them to heat.—adjs. Cement′atory, Cementi′tious, having the quality of cementing or uniting firmly. [O. Fr. ciment—L. cæmentum, chip of stone used to fill up in building a wall, cædimentumcædĕre, to cut.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cement

    Hydraulic cements are much used in building permanent fortifications. The cement used by the Romans in their great sea-walls, aqueducts, etc., which are still standing as monuments of their civil engineering, was pozzuolana, a volcanic earth from near Baiæ, Italy. It is still an article of export from Italy. The most noted modern cement is Portland, made artificially in England by burning a mixture of the chalk and clay from the valley of the Medway.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cement in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cement in a Sentence

  1. Anna Quindlen:

    A man who builds his own pedestal had better use strong cement.

  2. Unknown:

    Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.

  3. Haim Ginott:

    Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.

  4. Sari Bashi:

    The cement and gravel are being regulated as if they were a nuclear weapon.

  5. New Chief Executive Minoru Kikuoka:

    We are close to 50 billion and I believe we can cement the deal this month.

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