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cement Explained

cement at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[sə'ment]

cement at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1300, from O.Fr. ciment, from L. c?imenta "stone chips used for making mortar," from c?idere "to cut down," from PIE base *(s)k(h)a- "to strike." The sense evolution from "small broken stones" to "powdered stones used in construction" took place before the word reached Eng. The verb is from 1340. ///

cement at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: ciment, from Latin caementum 'small pieces of stone used in making mortar', from caedere 'to cut']//
1 a grey powder made from lime and clay that becomes hard when it is mixed with water and allowed to dry, and that is used in building: concrete// --a bag of cement//
2 a thick sticky substance that becomes very hard when it dries and is used for filling holes or sticking things together:
cement 2 v [T]
1 also cement over : to cover something with cement//
2 to make a relationship between people, countries, or organizations firm and strong: cement a relationship/alliance // --They want to cement a good working relationship between the government and trade unions.//

cement at Danish => English Of Explained:

ompris

cement at Danish => English Of Explained:

rdsfai

cement at Dutch => English Of Explained:

s, bel

cement at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

cement

cement at Swedish => English Of Explained:

nual,

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cement

cement at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Agent that binds concrete and mortar. Cements are finely ground powders that, when mixed with water, set to a hard mass. The cement of 2,000 years ago was a mixture of ash and lime. Volcanic ash mined near the city of Puteoli (now Pozzuoli), near Naples, was particularly rich in essential aluminosilicate minerals, giving rise to the pozzolana cement of the Roman era. See also portland cement.

cement at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

233 Moby Thesaurus words for "cement":
Tarmac, Tarvia, accouple, accumulate, adamant, adhere, adherent,
adhesive, adobe, affix, agglutinate, amass, anchor, annex,
articulate, ashlar, asphalt, assemble, associate, attach, band,
barnacle, belay, bind, biscuit, bisque, bitumen,
bituminous macadam, blacktop, bond, bone, bony, bowl, bracket,
bramble, braze, brick, bricks and mortar, bridge, bridge over,
brier, bulldog, burr, carpet, causeway, cemental, ceramic ware,
ceramics, chain, china, cinch, clamp, clap together, clinch, cling,
clinker, cobble, cobblestone, cohere, collect, combine, comprise,
concatenate, concrete, conglobulate, conjoin, conjugate, connect,
copulate, corneous, couple, cover, covering materials, cramp,
crock, crockery, curb, curbing, curbstone, decal, decalcomania,
dense, diamond, diamondlike, dure, edgestone, embrace, enamelware,
encompass, engraft, fasten, ferroconcrete, firebrick, fix, flag,
flagging, flagstone, flint, flintlike, flinty, floor, flooring,
fuse, gather, glass, glue, graft, granite, granitelike, granitic,
grapple, gravel, grout, gum, gunk, hard, hard as nails,
hardhearted, heart of oak, hold, horny, include, iron, iron-hard,
ironlike, join, jug, kerb, kerbstone, knit, knot, lapideous,
lath and plaster, lay together, league, leech, limpet, link,
lithoid, lithoidal, lump together, macadam, make fast, marble,
marblelike, marry, marshal, masonry, mass, mastic, merge, metal,
mobilize, molasses, moor, mortar, mucilage, nails, oak, obdurate,
osseous, pair, parget, paste, pave, pavement, pavestone, paving,
paving material, paving stone, pebble, piece together, plaster,
plasters, porcelain, pot, pottery, prestressed concrete, prickle,
put to, put together, refractory, remora, resistant, resistive,
road metal, rock, rocklike, rocky, roll into one, roofage, roofing,
roughcast, screw up, secure, set, set to, siding, solder, solid,
span, splice, steel, steellike, steely, stick, stick together,
sticker, stone, stonelike, stony, stucco, syrup, take in, tape,
tar, tarmacadam, thorn, tie, tighten, tile, tiling, tough,
trice up, trim, unify, unite, urn, vase, walling, washboard, weld,
yoke

cement at Croatian => English Of Explained:


cement

cement at Danish => English Of Explained:

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alkali m

cement at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

cement

cement at Dutch => English Of Explained:

cement [səmɛnt]
cement

cement at Swedish => English Of Explained:

ox, chest(k

cement at Polish => English Of Explained:

ульба

cement at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun
[U]

1 a grey powder made by burning clay and LIME that sets hard when it is mixed with water. Cement is used in building to stick bricks together and to make very hard surfaces:
Use a mixture of one part cement to four parts sand.

2 the hard substance that is formed when cement becomes dry and hard:
a floor of cement * a cement floor
see also CONCRETE, MORTAR

3 a soft substance that becomes hard when dry and is used for sticking things together or filling in holes:
dental cement (= for filling holes in teeth)
4 something that unites people in a common interest:
values which are the cement of society
verb [VN]
1 [often passive] ~ A and B (together) to join two things together using cement, glue, etc.
2 to make a relationship, an agreement, etc. stronger:
The President's visit was intended to cement the alliance between the two countries.

Cement at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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}.

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.

Cement \Ce*ment"\, v. i.
To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere. --S. Sharp.

cement at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

cement
v 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

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}]

cement at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Alternative forms

* cæment Inter: qualifier » archaic

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » caementum||quarry stone; stone chips for making mortar|lang=la, from Inter: term » caedo||I cut, hew.

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-cement.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: uncountabl » e A powdered substance that develops strong adhesive properties when mixed with water.
    1. Inter: uncountabl » e The paste-like substance resulting from mixing such a powder with water.
    2. Inter: uncountabl » e Any material with strong adhesive properties.
    3. Inter: countabl » e A particular type or brand of cement.

      Derived terms

      * Keene's cement

  • masonry cement
  • Portland cement

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » a powdered substance
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|sement
  • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|çimento
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|أسمنت|m|tr='ásmant
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցեմենտ|tr=c’ement
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|цимент|m|tr=cimént
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|ciment
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|水泥|tr=shuǐní|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|cement|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|cement
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|cement|n
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|tsement
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|sement|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sementti
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|ciment
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|cemento
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zement|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|τσιμέντο|n|sc=Grek
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|semen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|stroighin|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cemento|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|セメント|tr=semento
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|chînment|m
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|시멘트|tr=simaeteu|sc=Hang
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|چه‌مه‌نتۆ|sc=ku-Arab
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|caementum
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|simen
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|سیمان|tr=simân
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|cement|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cimento|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|ciment
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цемент|m|tr=cem'ént
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|cement|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cemento|m
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|simiti
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|çimento
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|xi măng


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » the paste-like substance
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|أسمنت|m|tr='ásmant
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցեմենտ|tr=c’ement
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|цимент|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|水泥|tr=shuǐní|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|cement|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|cement
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|cement|n
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|sement|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sementti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|ciment|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zement|m
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|semen
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|stroighin|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|adesivo
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|セメント|tr=semento
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|chînment|m
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|시멘트|tr=simaeteu|sc=Hang
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|چه‌مه‌نتۆ|sc=ku-Arab
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|caementum
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|cement|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cimento|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цемент|m|tr=cem'ént
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|cement|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|pegamento
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|simiti
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|xi măng

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » any material with strong adhesive properties
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|liima
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|colle|f, Inter: t+ » fr|adhésif|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zement|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|adesivo
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|چه‌مه‌نتۆ|sc=ku-Arab


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cimento|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|pegamento
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|simiti

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a particular type or brand of cement
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|simiti


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: Inter: t- » ia|cemento
    • Inter: ttbc » io: Inter: t+ » io|cemento
    • Inter: ttbc » vo: Inter: t+ » vo|zäm


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * concrete

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To affix with cement.
    1. Inter: figurativel » y To ensure an outcome.
    2. "But friendship is a calm and sedate affection, conducted by reason and cemented by habit;" David Hume, http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=704&chapter=137514&layout=html&Itemid=27

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to affix with cement

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|циментирам
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|cementere
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|zementieren
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|stroighnigh, Inter: t- » ga|suimintigh, Inter: t- » ga|táthaigh

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|cementare
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цементировать|tr=cem'entírovat' Inter: imp » f
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|simiti


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to ensure an outcome
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|cementere
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|zementieren


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|cementare, Inter: t- » it|consolidare
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|simiti

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: Inter: t+ » fr|cimenter
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: Inter: t- » ia|cementar


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: Inter: t- » pt|cimentar
  • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t- » es|cementar
  • Inter: ttbc » vo: zämön

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Building materials -

    Czech

    Noun

    Inter: cs-noun » g=m
  • cement

  • Category: Category:cs:Building materials -

    Polish

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=pl

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Pl-cement.ogg|audio

    Noun

    Inter: head » pl|noun|g=m
  • cement

    Declension

    Inter: pl-decl-noun-sing »

  • |cement
    |cementu
    |cementowi
    |cement
    |cementem
    |cemencie
    |cemencie

    Derived terms

    * cementowy
    • cementować


    Serbo-Croatian

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /tsěment/|lang=sh
    • Inter: hyphenation » ce|ment

      Noun

      Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=cèment|r|цемент|цѐмент


  • cement

    Declension

    Inter: sh-decl-noun-unc »

  • |cement
    |cementa
    |cementu
    |cement
    |cemente
    |cementu
    |cementom


    Swedish

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • cement

    Declension

    Inter: sv-noun-unc-irreg-c » 2=cementen

    Related terms

    * cementblandare

  • Category: Category:sv:Building materials -
    Translation: ar » cement
    Translation: be » cement
    Translation: cs » cement
    Translation: de » cement
    Translation: et » cement
    Translation: el » cement
    Translation: eo » cement
    Translation: fa » cement
    Translation: fr » cement
    Translation: gl » cement
    Translation: ko » cement
    Translation: hr » cement
    Translation: io » cement
    Translation: id » cement
    Translation: it » cement
    Translation: kn » cement
    Translation: ku » cement
    Translation: lo » cement
    Translation: li » cement
    Translation: hu » cement
    Translation: mg » cement
    Translation: ml » cement
    Translation: my » cement
    Translation: nl » cement
    Translation: pl » cement
    Translation: ru » cement
    Category: simple:cement -
    Translation: sl » cement
    Translation: fi » cement
    Translation: sv » cement
    Translation: ta » cement
    Translation: tt » cement
    Translation: te » cement
    Translation: vi » cement
    Translation: zh » cement