Definitions of cement

  1. cover or coat with cement
  2. a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
  3. something that hardens to act as adhesive material
  4. a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar
  5. concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement; " they stood on the gray cement beside the pool"
  6. any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
  7. make fast as if with cement; " We cemented our friendship"
  8. bind or join with or as if with cement
  9. Any substance used for making bodies adhere to each other, as mortar, glue, etc.
  10. A kind of calcined limestone, or a calcined mixture of clay and lime, for making mortar which will harden under water.
  11. The powder used in cementation. See Cementation, n., 2.
  12. Bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship, or men in society.
  13. To unite or cause to adhere by means of a cement.
  14. To unite firmly or closely.
  15. To overlay or coat with cement; as, to cement a cellar bottom.
  16. To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere.
  17. The layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; - called also cementum.
  18. Any substance which makes two bodies stick together; mortar.
  19. Unite firmly.
  20. 1. Cementum, substantia ossea. 2. Any ground substance holding together cells or other structures. 3. In operative dentistry, zinc oxychloride or other adhesive material used in filling a tooth- cavity.
  21. Anything that makes two bodies stick together: mortar: a bond of union.
  22. To unite with cement: to join firmly.
  23. An adhesive substance for uniting stone, glass, & c.
  24. To unite with cement.
  25. To cover with or join by cement; unite; cohere.
  26. A substance for joining objects by adhesion; a mortar - like substance for producing a hard, smooth, or water - proof surface.
  27. An adhesive substance for making bodies, especially stones, cohere; bond of union; that which unites firmly.
  28. To unite with cement; to unite firmly or closely.
  29. To unite and cohere.
  30. The substance that unites two bodies together, or the parts of a broken thing; bond of union; mortar.
  31. To unite by a glutinous substance; to unite firmly and closely; to cohere.
  32. A substance chemically and physically allied to bone, investing the root, neck, and crowns of teeth.

Usage examples for cement

  1. The first sovereigns in their time employed these notions to cement their power. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  2. They were rarely apart, and now their plans for the coming school year were destined to cement their friendship still more firmly. – Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball by J. W. Duffield
  3. He shivered when he turned in across the cement walk and slid slowly down the driveway to the garage. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  4. In my opinion we should be political fools if we did not endeavour to cement an alliance with these men." – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  5. The Edison poured or cast cement house may be reckoned as a reality. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  6. " But we have to have cement he pointed out. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  7. It's left for you and me to pick up the pieces and- cement them together. – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  8. They're Daniel Sands's poor, and the Smelter Trust's poor, and the Coal Trust's poor, and the Glass and Cement and Steel company's poor. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  9. When you put up your cement dam instead of the old log affair that held back only a part of the stream, you made a greater depth and bulk of water in the swamp basin than it has contained these many years, if ever. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  10. The basement floor of the Temple in Chicago is cement and it would seem if cement is suitable for that Temple, it would be satisfactory for the Temple in Germany. – The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 1) by Shoghi Effendi
  11. Foundation and first story, cement wall 9 feet above cement floor. – Economy of the Round Dairy Barn by Wilber John Fraser
  12. It did not take many days for Ted to become thoroughly at home in the pretty cement house where he discovered many slight services he could perform for Mrs. Stevens during the scraps of leisure left him after meals. – Ted and the Telephone by Sara Ware Bassett
  13. It was also at the bottom of a well and was separated from his by a thin wall of cement – Rastignac the Devil by Philip José Farmer
  14. Then boil some tar with a little grease for a quarter of an hour, and make a cement of the whole together. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  15. Julia soon felt that she was once more to become a mother and the hope of this other child seemed to cement the union between husband and wife. – The Women of the Caesars by Guglielmo Ferrero
  16. In certain sands, on the other hand, water may actually act as a cement and tend to increase the strength of the rock. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  17. On the 4th the cannon boomed in honor of Jefferson Davis's election, and day before yesterday Washington's Birthday was made the occasion of another grand display and illumination, in honor of the birth of a new nation and the breaking of that Union which he labored to cement – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  18. Jerusha Darby unconsciously stamped her foot on the cement floor of the arbor and struck her thin palm flat upon the broad arm of her chair. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  19. Hold for a few moments, in the neck of the bottle, two or three lighted matches, and when they have filled the bottle neck with gas, and before they go out, remove them very quickly; instantly cork the bottle closely, and dip it in bottle cement – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton