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ce·ment

 (sĭ-mĕnt′)
n.
1.
a. A building material made by grinding calcined limestone and clay to a fine powder, which can be mixed with water and poured to set as a solid mass or used as an ingredient in making mortar or concrete.
b. Portland cement.
c. Concrete.
2. A substance that hardens to act as an adhesive; glue.
3. Something that serves to bind or unite: "Custom was in early days the cement of society" (Walter Bagehot).
4. Geology A chemically precipitated substance that binds particles of clastic rocks.
5. Dentistry A substance used for filling cavities or anchoring crowns, inlays, or other restorations.
6. Variant of cementum.
v. ce·ment·ed, ce·ment·ing, ce·ments
v.tr.
1. To bind with or as if with cement.
2. To cover or coat with cement.
v.intr.
To become cemented.
Idiom:
in cement
Firmly settled or determined; unalterable: The administration's position on taxes was set in cement despite the unfavorable public response.

[Middle English, from Old French ciment, from Latin caementum, rough-cut stone, rubble used in making concrete, from caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]

ce·ment′er n.

cement

(sɪˈmɛnt)
n
1. (Building) a fine grey powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay, used with water and sand to make mortar, or with water, sand, and aggregate, to make concrete
2. a binder, glue, or adhesive
3. something that unites or joins; bond
4. (Dentistry) dentistry any of various materials used in filling teeth
5. (Geological Science) mineral matter, such as silica and calcite, that binds together particles of rock, bones, etc, to form a solid mass of sedimentary rock
6. (Anatomy) another word for cementum
vb (tr)
7. to reinforce or consolidate: once a friendship is cemented it will last for life.
8. to join, bind, or glue together with or as if with cement
9. (Building) to coat or cover with cement
[C13: from Old French ciment, from Latin caementum stone from the quarry, from caedere to hew]
ceˈmenter n

ce•ment

(sɪˈmɛnt)

n.
1. any of various calcined mixtures of clay and limestone, usu. mixed with water and sand, gravel, etc., to form concrete, that are used as a building material.
2. any of various soft, sticky substances that dry hard or stonelike, used esp. for mending broken objects or for making things adhere.
3. the compact groundmass surrounding and binding together the fragments of clastic rocks.
4. anything that binds or unites.
5.
a. a hardening, adhesive, plastic substance, used in the repair of teeth.
v.t.
6. to unite by or as if by cement: an experience that cemented our friendship.
7. to coat or cover with cement.
v.i.
8. to become cemented; cohere.
[1250–1300; ciment < Old French < Latin cēmentum,caementa rough stone from the quarry <caed(ere) to cut]
ce•ment′a•ble, adj.
ce•ment′er, n.
ce•ment′less, adj.
pron: See police.

cement


Past participle: cemented
Gerund: cementing

Imperative
cement
cement
Present
I cement
you cement
he/she/it cements
we cement
you cement
they cement
Preterite
I cemented
you cemented
he/she/it cemented
we cemented
you cemented
they cemented
Present Continuous
I am cementing
you are cementing
he/she/it is cementing
we are cementing
you are cementing
they are cementing
Present Perfect
I have cemented
you have cemented
he/she/it has cemented
we have cemented
you have cemented
they have cemented
Past Continuous
I was cementing
you were cementing
he/she/it was cementing
we were cementing
you were cementing
they were cementing
Past Perfect
I had cemented
you had cemented
he/she/it had cemented
we had cemented
you had cemented
they had cemented
Future
I will cement
you will cement
he/she/it will cement
we will cement
you will cement
they will cement
Future Perfect
I will have cemented
you will have cemented
he/she/it will have cemented
we will have cemented
you will have cemented
they will have cemented
Future Continuous
I will be cementing
you will be cementing
he/she/it will be cementing
we will be cementing
you will be cementing
they will be cementing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cementing
you have been cementing
he/she/it has been cementing
we have been cementing
you have been cementing
they have been cementing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cementing
you will have been cementing
he/she/it will have been cementing
we will have been cementing
you will have been cementing
they will have been cementing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cementing
you had been cementing
he/she/it had been cementing
we had been cementing
you had been cementing
they had been cementing
Conditional
I would cement
you would cement
he/she/it would cement
we would cement
you would cement
they would cement
Past Conditional
I would have cemented
you would have cemented
he/she/it would have cemented
we would have cemented
you would have cemented
they would have cemented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cement - concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cementcement - concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement; "they stood on the grey cement beside the pool"
concrete - a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
2.cement - 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
building material - material used for constructing buildings
hydraulic cement, Portland cement - a cement that hardens under water; made by heating limestone and clay in a kiln and pulverizing the result
concrete - a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
mortar - used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall
3.cement - something that hardens to act as adhesive material
adhesive, adhesive agent, adhesive material - a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
glue, mucilage, gum - cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
putty - a dough-like mixture of whiting and boiled linseed oil; used especially to patch woodwork or secure panes of glass
iron putty - a cement resembling putty; made by mixing ferric oxide and boiled linseed oil; is acid resistant
red-lead putty - a cement resembling putty; made by mixing white and red lead in boiled linseed oil; used as luting on pipe fittings
mastic - a pasty cement used as an adhesive or filler
4.cement - any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
filling, fill - any material that fills a space or container; "there was not enough fill for the trench"
5.cement - a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
solid body substance - the solid parts of the body
tooth root, root - the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
Verb1.cement - make fast as if with cement; "We cemented our friendship"
bind - make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
2.cement - cover or coat with cement
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
cement - bind or join with or as if with cement
3.cement - bind or join with or as if with cement
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
cement - cover or coat with cement

cement

noun
1. mortar, plaster, paste The stone work has all been pointed with cement.
2. sealant, glue, gum, adhesive, binder Stick the pieces on with tile cement.
verb
1. stick, join, bond, attach, seal, glue, plaster, gum, weld, solder Most artificial joints are cemented into place.
Translations
إسْمَنْتسِمِنْت، إسْمَنْتمادة لاصِقَهميناء الأسنانيثبّت بالأسْمَنْت
cementcementovatlepidlotmelzubní cement
cementcementereklisterbindemiddel
sementtiliima
cement
cementfogcement
límlíma; festa, bindasementtannfyllingarefni
セメント
시멘트
betono maišytuvascementascementuotiplombarišamoji medžiaga
cementētcementssaistvielazobu cements
cementcementovaťzubný cement
cement
cement
ซีเมนต์
çimentoçimentolamakçirişdolgu maddesitutkal
xi măng

cement

[səˈment]
A. Ncemento m; (= glue) → cola f
B. VT
1. (Constr) → cementar, cubrir de cemento
2. (fig) → cimentar
C. CPD cement mixer Nhormigonera f

cement

[sɪˈmɛnt]
n
(= powder) → ciment m
(= concrete) → ciment m
(= glue) → colle f
vt
(= stick) (with cement)cimenter; (with glue)coller
(= strengthen) [+ bond, link] → renforcer
(= enhance) [+ reputation, position] → consolider
cement over
(= cover with cement) vtrecouvrir de cimentcement mixer nbétonnière f

cement

n
(Build) → Zement m; (inf: = concrete) → Beton m
(= glue)Leim m, → Klebstoff m; (for holes etc, fig) → Kitt m
(of tooth)(Zahn-)zement m
vt (Build) → zementieren; (= glue)leimen, kitten; (fig)festigen, zementieren

cement

[səˈmɛnt]
1. ncemento; (glue) → adesivo
2. vtcementare

cement

(səˈment) noun
1. a mixture of clay and lime (usually with sand and water added) used for sticking things (eg bricks) together in building and to make concrete for making very hard surfaces.
2. any of several types of glue.
3. a substance used to fill cavities in teeth.
verb
to join firmly with cement.
cement mixer
a machine with a revolving drum in which water and cement are mixed together.

cement

إسْمَنْت cement cement Zement τσιμέντο cemento sementti ciment cement cemento セメント 시멘트 cement sement cement cimento цемент cement ซีเมนต์ çimento xi măng 水泥

ce·ment

n. cemento, sustancia adherente.

cement

n (dent, ortho) cemento
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Why, what we thought was pure and simple mud is what they call 'gold-bearing cement.
The sewer would cost them about twenty-two dollars, and the sidewalk fifteen if it were wood, twenty-five if it were cement.
To any one understanding the architecture of the edifice, the Persian's action would seem to indicate that Erik's mysterious house had been built in the double case, formed of a thick wall constructed as an embankment or dam, then of a brick wall, a tremendous layer of cement and another wall several yards in thickness.
This great cement of society, which will diffuse itself almost wholly through the channels of the particular governments, independent of all other causes of influence, would insure them so decided an empire over their respective citizens as to render them at all times a complete counterpoise, and, not unfrequently, dangerous rivals to the power of the Union.
Tars Tarkas dismounted and examined the enclosure minutely, finally announcing that it belonged to the green men of Warhoon and that the cement was scarcely dry where it had been walled up.
He began by moving his bed, and looked around for anything with which he could pierce the wall, penetrate the moist cement, and displace a stone.
Then, on the slight turn of the Lower Hope Reach, clusters of factory chimneys come distinctly into view, tall and slender above the squat ranges of cement works in Grays and Greenhithe.
Yes, yes, no doubt; it will be the cement between every stone.
Here and there, in the depths of these awful shades, half screened from sight by masses of overhanging foliage, rose the idolatrous altars of the savages, built of enormous blocks of black and polished stone, placed one upon another, without cement, to the height of twelve or fifteen feet, and surmounted by a rustic open temple, enclosed with a low picket of canes, within which might be seen, in various stages of decay, offerings of bread-fruit and cocoanuts, and the putrefying relics of some recent sacrifice.
The sound of the cement breaking under the heavy sledges, was almost more than she could bear.
If anything can more closely cement and consolidate the esteem which Mr.
All the nations of Barsoom were not yet as one, but a great stride forward toward that goal had been taken, and now if I could but cement the fierce yellow race into this solidarity of nations I should feel that I had rounded out a great lifework, and repaid to Mars at least a portion of the immense debt of gratitude I owed her for having given me my Dejah Thoris.