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

Quotes of cement

  1. Friendship Mysterious cement of the soul Sweet'ner of life and solder of society – Robert Blair
  2. I came from a real tough neighborhood I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand – Rodney Dangerfield
  3. Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress Without it there is no stability in society and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life – Mary Baker Eddy
  4. Supply chains cannot tolerate even 24 hours of disruption So if you lose your place in the supply chain because of wild behavior you could lose a lot It would be like pouring cement down one of your oil wells – Thomas Friedman
  5. What is a kiss Why this as some approve The sure sweet cement glue and lime of love – Robert Herrick
  6. May hard work and justice always cement our bonds of unity that we may get our country back to production – Mwai Kibaki
  7. It is hard to cement any relations with any country based on promises that may not be deliverable – Jim Leach
  8. A writer can write in an attic or on top of a bus Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement To act an actor has to have words A stage a camera turning – Paul Muni
  9. Hitting Ali in the body or on the arms was like hitting a piece of cement – Ken Norton
  10. Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement – John Piper
  11. Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood You write each chapter as you go along – Harry Stack Sullivan

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

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