Definitions of cell

  1.   A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit.
  2.   Any small cavity, or hollow place.
  3.   a small unit serving as the nucleus of a larger political movement
  4.   The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.
  5.   any small compartment; " the cells of a honeycomb"
  6.   A small confined room; an apartment in a prison; a small cavity; a private room in a nunnery or monastery.
  7.   A small chamber, space, cavity, or vesicle.
  8.   To place or inclose in a cell.
  9.   To furnish with a ceiling.
  10.   1. A minute structure, the living, active basis of all plant and animal organization, composed of a mass of protoplasm, enclosed in a delicate membrane and containing a differentiated part, the nucleus Cells are of the most varied form and structure according to the function which they have to perform; some are simple in structure and lead an independent or quasi- independent existence, being capable of reproduction and adaptation to environment; others are highly differentiated, fixed in form and location, and incapable of reproduction, self- nutrition, or locomotion. 2 A small closed or partly closed cavity such as the air cells, or alveoli, of the lungs, the spaces in cancellous bone- tissue, etc. 3. An element or unit of a galvanic battery, or the chamber containing the metals and acid media by the chemical action of which the electricity is produced. ( For the cells not here defined see the qualifying word.).
  11.   a hand- held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections ( cells), each with its own short- range transmitter/ receiver
  12.   ( biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; cells may exist as independent units of life ( as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
  13.   the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; cells may exist as independent units of life ( as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
  14.   Enclosed space in a prison or a convent; the small rude retreat of a hermit; a small cavity; a little bag or vesicle containing fluid or other matter; a little vessel or bladder which enters into the composition of cellular tissue.
  15.   A small cavity or hollow; a unit mass of protoplasm, usually containing a nucleus.
  16.   a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
  17.   A small room; small compartment; minute vesicle.
  18.   small room is which a monk or nun lives
  19.   A small room: a cave: a small shut cavity.
  20.   a room where a prisoner is kept
  21.   To cover with a ceiling.
  22.   A small room in a monastery, convent, or prison; a small cavity or hole; a tiny mass of living matter forming one of the units of every living body.
  23.   A small religious house attached to a monastery or convent.
  24.   Minute protoplasmic masses that make up organized tissue, consisting of a nucleus which is surrounded by protoplasm which contains the various organelles and is enclosed in the cell or plasma membrane. Cells are the fundamental, structural, and functional units of living organisms. ( Dorland, 28th ed)
  25.   A jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery.
  26.   A minute mass of protoplasm, generally containing a nucleus.
  27.   Same as Cella.
  28.   One of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed.
  29.   Elec. A single element of a voltaic battery.
  30.   a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement

Quotes of cell

  1. For over two billion years, through the apparent fancy of her endless differentiations and metamorphosis the Cell as regards its basic physiological mechanisms, has remained one and the same. It is life itself, and our true and distant ancestor. – Albert Claude
  2. Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance. – Albert Claude
  3. I don't start a piece knowing exactly what effect it's going to have. There is a seed of an idea that I could never articulate, right at the beginning of the piece, literally like one cell – Siobhan Davies
  4. Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity. – James Keller
  5. Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution. – Jay Leno
  6. But in this case, he had my cell phone and my phone was ringing and I had just come back from Australia on the plane and I thought it was my mum and it was Woody Allen just checking to see if I wanted to be in his movie. – Radha Mitchell
  7. The terrorists that we are up against today do not rely upon cell phones and SAT phones and emails. They rely on couriers. You cannot intercept what a courier is telling somebody. – Oliver North
  8. Therefore, I reasoned that study of the cell cycle responsible for the reproduction of cells was important and might even be illuminating about the nature of life. – Paul Nurse
  9. Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors. – Eugene O'Neill
  10. You have to take into account it was the cell phone that became what the modern -day concept of a phone call is, and this is a device that's attached to your hip 24/7. Before that there was 'leave a message' and before that there was 'hopefully you're home.' – Giovanni Ribisi
  11. In addition to this, they already have a fuel cell car on the road in Japan. It is subsidized from within the corporation because they are still at a high cost. – Maurice Strong
  12. It is from the progeny of this parent cell that we all take our looks; we still share genes around, and the resemblance of the enzymes of grasses to those of whales is in fact a family resemblance. – Lewis Thomas
  13. I like 1977 because it is more primitive. If it were modern day, like one Universal guy was like wouldn't they just use their cell phone? I guess he did not read that it was 1977 in the script. – Rob Zombie

Usage examples for cell

  1. When this was done, he bade his two companions draw their guns and stand guard at the steel door to the cell – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  2. We two went to the cell which had been given us. ” – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  3. He was awakened a half hour later by the sound of the cell door opening. ” – Warrior of the Dawn by Howard Carleton Browne
  4. “ Mr. Winthorne found he might just as well talk to the walls of the cell – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  5. In a quarter of an hour he was in a cell alone, wondering what had been done with Lyman, and also wondering what would become of the Nelson. ” – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
  6. He went up to his cell again and a great peace fell upon him. ” – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  7. Captain Tommasi, he went on, turning to one of them, ring for the guard, if you please, and have this young gentleman put in the punishment cell for a few days. ” – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  8. Meanwhile Brian was sitting in his cell in the Melbourne Jail, thinking sadly enough about his position. ” – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  9. The door of the cell was then opened and the little boy was led out: his father ran up to him, caught him in his arms, and began kissing him; having done this he told him he was going to beat him. ” – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) by George Grey
  10. As Ned sat alone in his cell during the long hours of the following day he longed for the time to come when his fate was to be settled. ” – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  11. The room had probably been one of the prior's, for it was much too large and lofty for a mere cell and had two windows. ” – Gutta-Percha Willie by George MacDonald
  12. On entering the first cell he found it in a state dreadful beyond description. ” – Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles by Daniel Hack Tuke
  13. When Mars Plaisir perceived by his master's smile that he had leave to give way, he laughed till the cell rang again, saying- Wait upon each other! ” – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  14. Every cell in her brain had been intent on him. ” – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  15. About midnight Lowell took the bundle and, going to the jail, roused the policeman who was on guard and was admitted to the prisoner's cell – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  16. At ten o'clock in the evening, her cell being prepared, she entered it for the first time. ” – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  17. The sun had been up a couple of hours next morning before Jack heard the sound of any movement outside his cell – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  18. He turned to the left and opened an iron cell door by simply pushing it; there did not seem to be any lock. ” – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  19. And so, his four months' dream swept away in a moment, he hurried back to his chamber, with one fixed thought before him- the desert; a cell for Pelagia; another for himself. ” – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  20. All I had heard was nothing to the reality, and there was Auntie sitting in her cell the other nuns standing round. ” – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare

Rhymes for cell