An example of cement is to fix a hole in the sidewalk.
An example of cement is the material used for a foundation of a house.
To cement a friendship.
The cement of our love.
To cement a cellar bottom.
- Firmly settled or determined; unalterable:.The administration's position on taxes was set in cement despite the unfavorable public response.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of cement
- Middle English from Old French ciment from Latin caementum rough-cut stone, rubble used in making concrete from caedere to cut kaə-id- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French ciment, from Latin caementum (“quarry stone; stone chips for making mortar”), from caedo (“I cut, hew”).