Definitions of mortar

  1. To plaster or make fast with mortar.
  2. To plaster or secure with such building cement.
  3. used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall
  4. plaster with mortar; " mortar the wall"
  5. A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.
  6. A chamber lamp or light.
  7. A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as 45Á, and even higher; - so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described.
  8. A building material made by mixing lime, cement, or plaster of Paris, with sand, water, and sometimes other materials; - used in masonry for joining stones, bricks, etc., also for plastering, and in other ways.
  9. A vessel in which substances are pounded with an implement called a pestle, chiefly used in making medicines; a short cannon used for throwing shells high upward, so as to drop fromabove on to the object aimed at; abuilding cement of lime, sand, and water.
  10. A vessel in which substances are pounded with a pestle: a piece of ordnance, resembling a mortar, for throwing shells, etc.: a cement of lime, sand, and water.
  11. A vessel in which substances are pounded.
  12. A short cannon with a large bore.
  13. A mixture of sand and lime for joining bricks, etc.; a cement.
  14. A vessel made of iron, stone, & c. in which substances are pounded with a pestle; a short piece of ordnance with a large bore, used for throwing bombs; a mixture of lime and sand with water, used as a cement for uniting stones and bricks in walls. Hydraulic mortar, or Roman cement, a cement which acquires but Mortar. little solidity in the air, but becomes extremely hard under water. See Mar.
  15. A strong vessel in which substances are bruised or pounded with a pestle; a short piece of ordnance of large bore, used for throwing bombs and shells.
  16. A mixture of lime, sand, and water, used as a cement for building with stones or bricks.
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