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cement (s) (noun), cements (pl)
1. A powdered substance composed primarily of burned clay and limestone that is mixed with water, sand, and gravel to form concrete.
2. In geology, any chemically precipitated material or ore mineral that minds together loose particles of sediment into coherent rock.
3. Any substance; such as, a preparation of glue, red lead, or lime, the hardening of which causes objects between which it is applied to adhere firmly.
4. Any compound or substance applied in the form of a mortar and used for producing a hard and stony, smooth, water proof surface, coating, filling, or lining; as, for a floor or a cistern.

Ordinary cement is made by heating limestone and clay, or a natural rock containing both materials in the right proportions. When it hardens under water, it is called hydraulic cement

5. That which serves to bind people or special interests together.
6. Auriferous gravel held together by a clay or silicic bond; also, the binding substance.
7. Etymology: from Old French ciment, which came from Latin cæmenta, "stone chips used for making mortar", from cædere, "to cut down, chop, beat, hew, fell, slay".

The evolution of the meaning, "small broken stones" to "powdered stones used in construction", took place before the word became a part of English.

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cement (verb), cements; cemented; cementing
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cement (si MENT) (noun)
A combination of chemicals which is pulverized and used to create mortar, a substance to bind or stick, e.g. bricks, together in a building: The workers mixed fresh cement when they were building the new house.
cement (si MENT) (verb)
Binding together, as in friendship: Lynda and Nelson drank a toast to cement their new friendship.
concrete (KAWN kreet", kawn KREET) (noun)
A strong building material created out of sand, water and a pulverized chemical mixture: The machine poured the concrete for the new sidewalk in an efficient manner.
concrete (KAWN kreet", kawn KREET) (adjective)
Actual, real, having qualities of reality: Lance asked his teacher if he could give a concrete example of what he was talking about in his presentation to the class.

When the concrete was still fresh on the side walk, two of the Ned's friends drew their initials in it to cement their friendship in a concrete manner.

(Latin: caementa, "stone chips" from caedere, "to cut down, chop, beat, hew, fell, slay")
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