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cement

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French ciment, from Latin caementum (quarry stone; stone chips for making mortar), from caedo (I cut, hew).

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cement (countable and uncountable, plural cements)

  1. (uncountable) A powdered substance that develops strong adhesive properties when mixed with water.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      In the autumn there was a row at some cement works about the unskilled labour men. A union had just been started for them and all but a few joined. One of these blacklegs was laid for by a picket and knocked out of time.
  2. (uncountable) The paste-like substance resulting from mixing such a powder with water.
  3. (uncountable) Any material with strong adhesive properties.
  4. (figuratively) Bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship or in society.
    the cement of our love
  5. (anatomy) The layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; cementum.

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VerbEdit

cement (third-person singular simple present cements, present participle cementing, simple past and past participle cemented)

  1. (transitive) To affix with cement.
  2. (transitive) To overlay or coat with cement.
    to cement a cellar bottom
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To unite firmly or closely.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  4. (figuratively) To make permanent.

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CzechEdit

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cement m

  1. cement

PolishEdit

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cement m

  1. cement

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tsěment/
  • Hyphenation: ce‧ment

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cèment m (Cyrillic spelling цѐмент)

  1. cement

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cement c

  1. cement

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