Definition of cement :
1. A kind of calcined limestone, or a calcined mixture of clay and lime, for making mortar which will harden under water.
2. Any substance used for making bodies adhere to each other, as mortar, glue, etc.
3. Bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship, or men in society.
4. The layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; - called also cementum.
5. The powder used in cementation. See Cementation, n., 2.
6. To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere.
7. To overlay or coat with cement; as, to cement a cellar bottom.
8. To unite firmly or closely.
9. To unite or cause to adhere by means of a cement.
fasten (part of speech: verb)
fastener (part of speech: noun)
hasp, cotter, brace, knitting, stay, anchor, bracket, nail, glue, hinge, spike, vinculum, lace, hitch, snap, tie, link, belt, paste, grapnel, hook, cincture, medium, coupling, stitch, fastening, middleman, guy, clinch, fuse, rivet, staple, thread, suture, cleat, connector, string, band, agent, cinch, buckle, weld, seal, pin, catch, braid, lock, clasp, twine, hawser, rabbet, binding, ligament, clip, mediator, brad, clamp, fastener, latch, bonding, splice, zipper, closure, binder, bolt, skewer, tack, strap, knot, mucilage, bond, vise, button, go-between, chain
- Julia soon felt that she was once more to become a mother and the hope of this other child seemed to cement the union between husband and wife. - "The Women of the Caesars", Guglielmo Ferrero.
- The cement must be divine that binds men thus together. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)", Alexander Maclaren.
- Between the house and the road there was a wide stretch of green grass which has been transformed into an old- fashioned flower garden, planted about a small, cement- lined pool and water garden. - "Remodeled Farmhouses", Mary H. Northend.