Any substance used for making bodies adhere to each other, as mortar, glue, etc.
- A building material made by grinding calcined limestone and clay to a fine powder, which can be mixed with water and poured to set as a solid mass or used as an ingredient in making mortar or concrete.
- Portland cement.
- A substance that hardens to act as an adhesive; glue.
- Something that serves to bind or unite: "Custom was in early days the cement of society” ( Walter Bagehot).
- Geology A chemically precipitated substance that binds particles of clastic rocks.
- Dentistry A substance used for filling cavities or anchoring crowns, inlays, or other restorations.
- Variant of cementum.
- To bind with or as if with cement.
- To cover or coat with cement.
- To become cemented.
- in cement Firmly settled or determined; unalterable: The administration's position on taxes was set in cement despite the unfavorable public response.