What does cement mean?

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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

Wiktionary

  1. cement(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From caementum, from caedo.

  2. cement(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From caementum, from caedo.

  3. cement(Noun)

    Any material with strong adhesive properties.

    Etymology: From caementum, from caedo.

  4. cement(Noun)

    A particular type or brand of cement.

    Etymology: From caementum, from caedo.

  5. cement(Verb)

    To affix with cement.

    Etymology: From caementum, from caedo.

  6. cement(Verb)

    To ensure an outcome.

    Etymology: From caementum, from caedo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cement(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Cement(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Cement(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Cement(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Cement(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Cement(noun)

    to unite or cause to adhere by means of a cement

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Cement(noun)

    to unite firmly or closely

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Cement(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Cement(verb)

    to become cemented or firmly united; to cohere

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. cement

    A type of material.

    Cement is used on every building site.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

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Numerology

  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. Mary Parenteau:

    In general, many microbes like to 'eat' organic compounds, especially certain lipids, for lunch, and can destroy the bulk of the organics before they have a chance to get preserved, iron can rapidly entomb or bind to the organics and make them unavailable to 'eat,' similar to encasing a sandwich in cement.

  2. G Gaia:

    The common dogma of fundamentalists is fear of modern knowledge, inability to cope with the fast change in a scientific-technological society, and the real breakdown in apparent moral order in recent years.... That is why hate is the major fuel, fear is the cement of the movement, and superstitious ignorance is the best defence against the dangerous new knowledge. ... When you bring up arguments that cast serious doubts on their cherished beliefs you are not simply making a rhetorical point, you are threatening their whole Universe and their immortality. That provokes anger and quite frequently violence. ... Unfortunately you cannot reason with them and you even risk violence in confronting them. Their numbers will decline only when society stabilizes, and adapts to modernity.

  3. Walter Frederick Mondale:

    Political image is like mixing cement. When it's wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there's almost nothing you can do to reshape it.

  4. Nissim Hakmon:

    The fear among everyone here is constant, i've heard the sound of a hammer and chisel and my neighbor says she can hear them digging under the cement. We're stressed out.

  5. Hammad Aman:

    After the news circulated in the market that their debt restructuring deal had failed, Dewan Cement Ltd and Dewan Farooque Motors Ltd continued to decline by 3.6 and 2.8 percent, respectively.

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