cement

  • 21 Cement — In the most general sense of the word, a cement is a binder, a substance which sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. The name cement goes back to the Romans who used the term opus caementicium to describe masonry… …

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  • 22 cement — cementable, adj. cementer, n. cementless, adj. /si ment /, n. 1. any of various calcined mixtures of clay and limestone, usually mixed with water and sand, gravel, etc., to form concrete, that are used as a building material. 2. any of various… …

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  • 23 Cément — Le cément (du lat. caementum ; moellon) est un matériaux qui donne de la cohésion à divers éléments. Sommaire 1 En biologie 2 En médecine et dentisterie 3 Dans le domaine de la chimie 4 …

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  • 24 cement — [[t]sɪme̱nt[/t]] cements, cementing, cemented 1) N UNCOUNT Cement is a grey powder which is mixed with sand and water in order to make concrete. Builders have trouble getting the right amount of cement into their concrete. 2) N UNCOUNT Cement is… …

    English dictionary

  • 25 cement — I n. 1) to mix; pour cement 2) Portland cement 3) cement sets II v. to cement smt. together * * * [sɪ ment] pour cement Portland cement to mix to cement smt. together cement sets …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 26 cement — I UK [səˈment] / US noun [uncountable] * 1) a grey powder used in building that becomes very hard when you mix it with sand and water 2) formal something that helps to make a relationship, idea etc stronger A belief in freedom is often seen as… …

    English dictionary

  • 27 cement — ce|ment1 [ sə ment ] noun uncount * 1. ) a gray powder used in building that becomes very hard when you mix it with sand and water 2. ) FORMAL something that helps to make a relationship, idea, etc. stronger: A belief in freedom is often seen as… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 28 cement — ce|ment1 [sıˈment] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : 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… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 29 cement — n. & v. n. 1 a powdery substance made by calcining lime and clay, mixed with water to form mortar or used in concrete (see also Portland cement). 2 any similar substance that hardens and fastens on setting. 3 a uniting factor or principle. 4 a… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 30 cemènt — ênta m (ȅ é) drobno mlet gradbeni vezivni material iz žganih silikatov in aluminatov: tovarna, vreča cementa / portlandski cement žgan iz laporja in apnenca // pog. beton: mešati cement; tlak iz cementa ◊ anat. zobni cement kostno tkivo, ki… …

    Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • 31 cement — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ wet ▪ cold ▪ hard VERB + CEMENT ▪ mix ▪ pour …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 32 cement — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. mortar, concrete, grout, Portland cement; adhesive, glue, mucilage, paste. See connection, coherence, unity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. glue, lute, lime, putty, tar, gum, mortar, paste, solder, adhesive …

    English dictionary for students

  • 33 cement — m IV, D. u, Ms. cementncie; lm M. y 1. «spoiwo do zapraw budowlanych i betonów, mające postać szarego proszku twardniejącego po rozrobieniu wodą» Cement glinowy, żużlowy, hutniczy, szybkowiążący, wodoszczelny, ognioodporny. Worek cementu. ∆… …

    Słownik języka polskiego

  • 34 cement — /səˈmɛnt / (say suh ment) noun 1. any of various substances which are soft when first prepared but later become hard or stone like, used for joining stones, making floors, etc. 2. a material of this kind (the ordinary variety, often called… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 35 cement — ce·ment || sɪ ment n. concrete, mortar; bonding agent; filling (for teeth) v. coat with cement, fill with cement; bind together with cement; reinforce …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 36 cement — 1 noun (U) 1 a grey powder made from lime 1 (3) and clay, that becomes hard when it is mixed with water and allowed to dry, and that is used in building: I think he s outside mixing cement and laying bricks. 2 a thick sticky substance that… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 37 cement — I. noun Etymology: Middle English sement, from Anglo French ciment, from Latin caementum stone chips used in making mortar, from caedere to cut Date: 14th century 1. a. concrete b. a powder of alumina, silica, lime, iron oxide, and magnesium… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 38 cement — [səˈment] noun [U] I a grey powder used in building. It becomes very hard when it is mixed with sand and water. II verb [T] cement [səˈment] 1) to make a relationship or idea stronger or more certain 2) to cover a surface with cement …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 39 cement — ce•ment [[t]sɪˈmɛnt[/t]] n. 1) bui any of various calcined mixtures of clay and limestone, usu. mixed with water and sand, gravel, etc., to form concrete, that are used as a building material 2) bui any of various soft, sticky substances that dry …

    From formal English to slang

  • 40 cement — 1. noun a) A powdered substance that develops strong adhesive properties when mixed with water. b) The paste like substance resulting from mixing such a powder with water. 2. verb a) To affix …

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