cement Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "cement" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

cementnoun [U]

 us   /sɪˈment/
a gray powder that is mixed with water, sand, and other substances, becomes very hard when dry, and is used in making concrete Cement also means concrete: There weren’t any chairs, so she sat on the cement.

cementverb [T]

 us   /sɪˈment/
to attach firmly, or to cover with cement: The dentist cemented the tooth back in place. If you cement an agreement or relationship, you make it unlikely to change: She cemented the sale with a down payment.
(Definition of cement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cement?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cement” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
hurdle

a frame or fence for jumping over in a race

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More