cement[ si-ment ]SEE DEFINITION OF cement
Synonyms for cement
- rubber cement
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CEMENT
As the boy ran off, K.'s eye fell on what he had written on the cement.
Then there was a clattering on the cement floor as of a million arrows.
The streets of the towns were narrow, but were often paved with a sort of cement.
Broken china may be repaired with cement, made of equal parts of glue, the white of an egg, and white-lead mixed together.
The plaster or cement coating is intact, and the inscription is plain.
The joints in the pipe should be filled with cement mortar, or should be of a design that will be tight.
This helps to neutralize the acid and keep it from injuring the wood or cement.
The floor, as he could tell by its feel under his feet, was of cement.
Evidently it was a floor of stone, or cement, not one of wood.
They perceive the materials of the feudal institutions, but they miss the cement.
c.1300, from Old French ciment "cement, mortar, pitch," from Latin cæmenta "stone chips used for making mortar" (singular caementum), from caedere "to cut down, chop, beat, hew, fell, slay" (see -cide). The sense evolution from "small broken stones" to "powdered stones used in construction" took place before the word reached English.