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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cement  \Ce*ment"\  (s[e^]*m[e^]nt"  or  s[e^]m"[e^]nt),  n.  [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,  v.  t.] 
  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},  n.,  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cement  \Ce*ment"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cemented};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cementing}.]  [Cf.  F.  cimenter.  See  {Cement},  n.] 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cement  \Ce*ment"\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  cemented  or  firmly  united;  to  cohere.  --S.  Sharp. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cement 
  n  1:  concrete  pavement  is  sometimes  referred  to  as  cement;  "they 
  stood  on  the  gray  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}] 
  v  1:  make  fast  as  if  with  cement;  "We  cemented  our  friendship" 
  2:  cover  or  coat  with  cement" 
  3:  bind  or  join  with  cement 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cement,  OK  (town,  FIPS  13000) 
  Location:  34.93631  N,  98.13624  W 
  Population  (1990):  642  (327  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73017 




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