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English noun: cement

1. cement (substance) concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement

SamplesThey stood on the grey cement beside the pool.

Broader (hypernym)concrete

2. cement (substance) a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar

Broader (hypernym)building material

Narrower (hyponym)hydraulic cement, Portland cement

Substance meronymconcrete, mortar

3. cement (substance) something that hardens to act as adhesive material

Broader (hypernym)adhesive, adhesive agent, adhesive material

Narrower (hyponym)glue, gum, iron putty, mastic, mucilage, putty, red-lead putty

4. cement (substance) any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth

Broader (hypernym)fill, filling

5. cement (body) a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth


Broader (hypernym)solid body substance

Part meronymroot, tooth root

English verb: cement

1. cement (contact) make fast as if with cement

SamplesWe cemented our friendship.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bind

2. cement (contact) cover or coat with cement

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)coat, surface

Verb groupcement

3. cement (contact) bind or join with or as if with cement

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

Verb groupcement

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