The definition of cement is anything that binds, particularly a substance made of burned lime, clay, sand and water to make mortar or sand, water and gravel to make concrete.(noun)
An example of cement is the material used for a foundation of a house.
Cement means to join together or cover with a binding agent, particularly a substance made of burned lime, clay, sand and water.(verb)
An example of cement is to fix a hole in the sidewalk.
See cement in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr ciment < L caementum, rough stone, chippings < *caedimentum < caedere, to cut down: see -cide
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French ciment
Origin: , from Latin caementum, rough-cut stone, rubble used in making concrete
Origin: , from caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.
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