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cement - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'cement' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Cement [ n.]
- Any substance used for making bodies adhere to each other, as mortar, glue, etc.
- A kind of calcined limestone, or a calcined mixture of clay and lime, for making mortar which will harden under water.
- The powder used in cementation. See Cementation, n., 2.
- Bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship, or men in society.
- The layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; -- called also cementum.
- To unite or cause to adhere by means of a cement.
- To unite firmly or closely.
- To overlay or coat with cement; as, to cement a cellar bottom.
2 . Cement [ v. i.]
- To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere.

Meaning of 'cement' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . cement [ n]
Meaning (1):
- concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement
Example in sentence:
  • they stood on the grey cement beside the pool
2 . cement [ v]
Meaning (2):
- make fast as if with cement
Example in sentence:
  • We cemented our friendship