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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cement \Ce*ment"\ (s[e^]*m[e^]nt" or s[e^]m"[e^]nt), noun [OF. cement, ciment, F. ciment, fr. L. caementum a rough, unhewn stone, pieces or chips of marble, from which mortar was made, contr. fr. caedimentum, fr. caedere to cut, prob. akin to scindere to cleave, and to E. shed, verb (used with an object)]

1. Any substance used for making bodies adhere to each other, as mortar, glue, etc.

2. A kind of calcined limestone, or a calcined mixture of clay and lime, for making mortar which will harden under water.

3. The powder used in cementation. See {Cementation}, noun, 2.

4. Bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship, or men in society. "The cement of our love."

5. (Anat.) The layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; -- called also {cementum}.

{Hydraulic cement}. See under {Hydraulic}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cement \Ce*ment"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Cemented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cementing}.] [Cf. F. cimenter. See {Cement}, noun]

1. To unite or cause to adhere by means of a cement. --Bp. Burnet.

2. To unite firmly or closely. --Shak.

3. To overlay or coat with cement; as, to cement a cellar bottom.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cement \Ce*ment"\, verb (used without an object) To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere. --S. Sharp.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

cement

noun

1: concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement; "they stood on the grey cement beside the pool"

2: 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

3: something that hardens to act as adhesive material

4: any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth

5: a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth [syn: {cementum}, {cement}]

verb

1: make fast as if with cement; "We cemented our friendship"

2: cover or coat with cement

3: bind or join with or as if with cement


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