cement cement  /sə ˈmɛnt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement
  2. (n) 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
  3. (n) something that hardens to act as adhesive material
  4. (n) any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
  5. (n) a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
  6. (v) make fast as if with cement
  7. (v) cover or coat with cement
  8. (v) bind or join with or as if with cement

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Usage(s):

  1. Few investors regarded the cement industry as profitableuntil recently.
  2. The world's largest cement company, Lafarge has set itself a goal: by 2010, it will cut its net CO2 emissions for every ton of cement it produces to 20% below the 1990 level.
  3. Sir William agreed to take on the Jamaica cement project.

News

  1. We Could Use Cement Circuits in Gadgets Someday

    Alchemy, at 2,000 degrees Celsius. A new study from the Argonne National Laboratory reports that a group of scientists from Japan, Finland, America, and Germany have used lasers to turn liquid cement into a glassy, liquid metal. Read more...        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

  2. Psychic Bunny's Feature Film Cement Suitcase Wins Audience Award at 2013 Dances With Films Festival

    Cement Suitcase won the Audience Award in the Competition Features category at the 16th Dances With Films Festival. The award was accepted by writer/director J. Rick Castañeda and producers Doug Spice, ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Nigeria's Dangote Cement climbs 2.38 pct, closes flat

    LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's biggest listed firm Dangote Cement briefly rose 2.38 percent to 215 naira on Tuesday, but gains were quickly reversed to close flat at 210 naira, Reuters data showed. The volatile spike in price occurred a day after its main shareholder sold a 1.5 percent stake in it to South Africa's pension fund PIC for discounted price of 179 naira per share. The cement firm, which ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "Every one of us is actually positive about the agreement, or the need to cement the agreement and make it work," Mugabe said.
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Robert Mugabe Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "In Kasey, we saw an opportunity to cement a big piece of our future," said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. "He possesses incredible talent and a tremendous dedication to his craft, and we know he'll be a great fit within our...
    on Apr 13, 2010 By: Rick Hendrick Source: ESPN

  3. "I look forward to going home and playing," Garnett said. "It's going to be like coming into the amazon, into the jungle. The onus is on us. We've definitely got to win in game six and come out and set our feet in the cement, so to speak,...
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Kevin Garnett Source: AFP

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