Definitions of cell

  1. To place or inclose in a cell.
  2. To cover with a ceiling.
  3. To furnish with a ceiling.
  4. a small unit serving as the nucleus of a larger political movement
  5. a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
  6. any small compartment; " the cells of a honeycomb"
  7. ( 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
  8. a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
  9. A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit.
  10. A small religious house attached to a monastery or convent.
  11. Any small cavity, or hollow place.
  12. The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.
  13. Same as Cella.
  14. A jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery.
  15. One of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed.
  16. 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.
  17. A small room: a cave: a small shut cavity.
  18. A small chamber, space, cavity, or vesicle.
  19. Elec. A single element of a voltaic battery.
  20. 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.
  21. A small confined room; an apartment in a prison; a small cavity; a private room in a nunnery or monastery.
  22. A small cavity or hollow; a unit mass of protoplasm, usually containing a nucleus.