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cement

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noun ce·ment \si-ˈment also ˈsē-ment\

Simple Definition of cement

  • : a soft gray powder that is mixed with water and other substances to make concrete

  • : the hard substance that is made when cement is mixed with water and allowed to dry

  • : a substance that is used to make things stick together

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cement

  1. 1 a :  concrete b :  a powder of alumina, silica, lime, iron oxide, and magnesium oxide burned together in a kiln and finely pulverized and used as an ingredient of mortar and concrete; also :  any mixture used for a similar purpose

  2. 2 :  a binding element or agency: as a :  a substance to make objects adhere to each other b :  something serving to unite firmly <justice is the cement that holds a political community together — R. M. Hutchins>

  3. 3 :  cementum

  4. 4 :  a plastic composition made especially of zinc or silica for filling dental cavities

  5. 5 :  the fine-grained groundmass or glass of a porphyry

Examples of cement in a sentence

  1. There is a layer of cement under the bricks.

  2. <what kind of cement works best on glass and pottery?>



Origin and Etymology of cement

Middle English sement, from Anglo-French ciment, from Latin caementum stone chips used in making mortar, from caedere to cut


First Known Use: 14th century

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cement

verb ce·ment

Simple Definition of cement

  • : to join (things) together with cement

  • : to make (something) stronger

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cement

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to unite or make firm by or as if by cement

  3. 2 :  to overlay with concrete

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become cemented

cementer

noun

Examples of cement in a sentence

  1. A win would cement her reputation as a strong competitor.



14th Century

First Known Use of cement

14th century



CEMENT Defined for Kids

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cement

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noun ce·ment \si-ˈment\

Definition of cement for Students

  1. 1 :  a powder that is made mainly from compounds of aluminum, calcium, silicon, and iron heated together and then ground and mixed with water to make mortar and concrete

  2. 2 :  2concrete, mortar

  3. 3 :  a substance used to make things stick together firmly




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verb ce·ment

Definition of cement for Students

cemented

cementing

  1. 1 :  to join together with or as if with cement <There were sheets of ice … cementing the tops of the hemlocks in arches. — Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain>

  2. 2 :  to make stronger <The experience cemented their friendship.>




Medical Dictionary

cement

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noun ce·ment \si-ˈment\

Medical Definition of cement

  1. 1:  cementum

  2. 2:  a plastic composition made especially of zinc or silica for filling dental cavities





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