Definition of cell :
1. A jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery.
2. A small religious house attached to a monastery or convent.
3. A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit.
4. Any small cavity, or hollow place.
5. One of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed.
6. Same as Cella.
7. The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.
8. To place or inclose in a cell.
compartment, nook, booth, burrow, cloister, mobile phone, number, closet, hole, prison cell, cellphone, organization, protoplast, microorganism, electric cell, carrel, receptacle, container, cavity, carrell, alcove, cellular phone, cellular telephone, spore, retreat, embryo, kiosk, crib, stall, vault, hold, niche, block, crypt, organism, jail cell, egg, den, recess, germ
crew (part of speech: noun)
covey, herd, force, detail, division, troop, posse, fellowship, circle, retinue, litter, flock, fleet, bunch, colony, wing, band, coterie, battalion, detachment, fraternity, group, sect, team, caucus, society, crowd, union, collection, assemblage, outfit, party, pack, junta, coalition, school, clan, regiment, nest, platoon, hive, phalanx, army, set, string, complement, gang, tribe, crew, league, faction, body, ring, staff, host, cadre, aggregation, brigade, drove, mob, bevy, troupe, cabal, club, clique, assembly, squad, company
prison (part of speech: noun)
harness, dungeon, confine, reform school, coop, jug, cage, jailhouse, penal colony, pillory, pen, reformatory, irons, tether, jail, keep, brig, bridle, fence, pound, prison, gaol, penitentiary, stronghold, lockup, vise, San Quentin, shackle, stockade, cooler, manacle, straight jacket, pinion, oubliette, Bastille, collar, handcuff, Alcatraz
room (part of speech: noun)
enclosure (part of speech: noun)
- It was a very interesting cell, the punishment cell was. - "The Lion's Share", E. Arnold Bennett.
- I re- entered my cell, and taking off my clothes in haste, got into bed to get warm again. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
- One day a soldier unlocked the door of his cell and called to him: " This way, please!" - "The Gadfly", E. L. Voynich.