Cement - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- 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
- something that hardens to act as adhesive material
- any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
- a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth (syn: cementum)
- cover or coat with cement
- bind or join with or as if with cement
There is a layer of cement under the bricks.
...what kind of cement works best on glass and pottery?...
A win would cement her reputation as a strong competitor.
Religion has functioned as the cement of society throughout the history of the country.
They want to cement a good working relationship between the government and trade unions.
they stood on the grey cement beside the pool
We cemented our friendship
We were able to plug the hole with cement.
...the coffin was placed in a cement hull...
His teeth had to be crowned with special cement.
When the cement has hardened, the form is removed.
He had spent several hours mixing cement.
The track is surfaced with cement.
Add another batch of cement.
By now the cement had set hard.
present participle: cementing
past tense: cemented
past participle: cemented