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

Usage examples for cell

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. He was awakened a half hour later by the sound of the cell door opening. – Warrior of the Dawn by Howard Carleton Browne
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Mr. Winthorne found he might just as well talk to the walls of the cell. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Every cell in her brain had been intent on him. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  15. 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
  16. He went up to his cell again and a great peace fell upon him. – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. We two went to the cell which had been given us. – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  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
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