Definitions of cell

  1. a small unit serving as the nucleus of a larger political movement
  2. 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
  3. a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
  4. a room where a prisoner is kept
  5. small room is which a monk or nun lives
  6. any small compartment; " the cells of a honeycomb"
  7. a hand- held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections ( cells), each with its own short- range transmitter/ receiver
  8. ( 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
  9. a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
  10. A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit.
  11. A small religious house attached to a monastery or convent.
  12. Any small cavity, or hollow place.
  13. The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.
  14. Same as Cella.
  15. A jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery.
  16. One of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed.
  17. To place or inclose in a cell.
  18. 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)
  19. 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.
  20. 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.).
  21. A minute mass of protoplasm, generally containing a nucleus.
  22. A small room: a cave: a small shut cavity.
  23. To cover with a ceiling.
  24. A small room; small compartment; minute vesicle.
  25. To furnish with a ceiling.
  26. A small chamber, space, cavity, or vesicle.
  27. Elec. A single element of a voltaic battery.
  28. 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.
  29. A small confined room; an apartment in a prison; a small cavity; a private room in a nunnery or monastery.
  30. A small cavity or hollow; a unit mass of protoplasm, usually containing a nucleus.

Usage examples for cell

  1. 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
  2. He was awakened a half hour later by the sound of the cell door opening. – Warrior of the Dawn by Howard Carleton Browne
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Every cell in her brain had been intent on him. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. He went up to his cell again and a great peace fell upon him. – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  9. 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
  10. We two went to the cell which had been given us. – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  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. Mr. Winthorne found he might just as well talk to the walls of the cell. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  20. 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