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Definition of Cement


  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.
  5. The layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; -- called also cementum.
  6. To unite or cause to adhere by means of a cement.
  7. To unite firmly or closely.
  8. To overlay or coat with cement; as, to cement a cellar bottom.
  9. To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere.

Cement Quotations

What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love. - Robert Herrick
What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.
Robert Herrick

Supply chains cannot tolerate even 24 hours of disruption. So if you lose your place in the supply chain because of wild behavior you could lose a lot. It would be like pouring cement down one of your oil wells.
Thomas Friedman

From 1936 on, I have taken more falls than any other 20 comedians put together. From the time I was 21, I've taken them on everything from clay courts to cement to wood floors, coming off pianos, going out a two-story window, landing on Dean, falling into the rough. You do that and you're gonna have problems.
Jerry Lewis

They're putting cement dust into cattle feed to make the cows heavier; the FDA knows all about it.
Dick Dale

Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood. You write each chapter as you go along.
Harry Stack Sullivan
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Cement Translations

cement in Danish is cement
cement in Dutch is cement
cement in French is cimentons, cimenter, ciment, cimentent, cimentez
cement in German is Bindemittel, Zement
cement in Italian is cemento
cement in Portuguese is cimento
cement in Spanish is pegamento, cemento
cement in Swedish is cement, sammanfoga, kitt, cementera
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