Definition of Cement

1. Noun. Concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement. "They stood on the grey cement beside the pool"

Generic synonyms: Concrete

2. Verb. Make fast as if with cement. "We cemented our friendship"
Generic synonyms: Bind

3. 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.
Generic synonyms: Building Material
Specialized synonyms: Hydraulic Cement, Portland Cement
Substance meronyms: Concrete, Mortar
Derivative terms: Cementitious

4. Verb. Cover or coat with cement.
Generic synonyms: Coat, Surface

5. Noun. Something that hardens to act as adhesive material.
Generic synonyms: Adhesive, Adhesive Agent, Adhesive Material
Specialized synonyms: Glue, Gum, Mucilage, Putty, Iron Putty, Red-lead Putty, Mastic
Derivative terms: Cementitious

6. Verb. Bind or join with or as if with cement.
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure

7. Noun. Any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth.
Generic synonyms: Fill, Filling

8. Noun. A specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth.
Exact synonyms: Cementum
Generic synonyms: Solid Body Substance
Group relationships: Root, Tooth Root

Definition of Cement

1. n. Any substance used for making bodies adhere to each other, as mortar, glue, etc.

2. v. t. To unite or cause to adhere by means of a cement.

3. v. i. To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere.

Definition of Cement

1. Noun. A powdered substance that develops strong adhesive properties when mixed with water. ¹

2. Noun. The paste-like substance resulting from mixing such a powder with water. ¹

3. Noun. Any material with strong adhesive properties. ¹

4. Noun. A particular type or brand of cement. ¹

5. Verb. To affix with cement. ¹

6. Verb. (figuratively) To ensure an outcome. ¹

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Definition of Cement

1. to bind firmly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Cement

1. A nonmetallic material used for luting, filling, or permanent or temporary restorative purposes, made by mixing components into a plastic mass that sets, or as an adherent sealer in attaching various dental restorations in or on the tooth. Synonym: cementum. Origin: see cementum (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cement

cembra nut
cembra nut tree
cembrene A
cement (current term)
cement base
cement board
cement boards
cement corpuscle
cement line
cement mixer
cemental caries

Literary usage of Cement

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1907)
"79269 C. cement. A Comparison of the Recent British and American ... 73716 C. The First Attempt to Manufacture Nat- cement ural cement in the United States. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"chiefly clay, which gives to such cement a greater or less degree of ... It may be either a natural cement, — that is, prepared directly from one of many ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"Preliminary report of committee on a uniform system for testing cement. ... Untersuchungen über den Nach- weis von Verfälschungen im Portland cement, 175. ..."

4. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"Alkali and cement from feldspar and similar minerals. AW HEYMAN. US,t 1.160.171, Nov. 16. The minerals, preferably feldspar, granite, mica or clay, ..."

5. Bulletin by Ohio State Geologist, Ohio Division of Geological Survey (1904)
"cement mortar is used in certain places both upon the inner and outer steel ... cement mortar is also used in corners to prevent water standing in them; ..."

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