- one of the distinct geographical areas covered by a radio transmitter in a cellular phone system.
- cell phone.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of cell
OTHER WORDS FROM cellcell-like, adjective
Words nearby cell
Example sentences from the Web for cell
It also works offline, so it’s handy even if there is no cell service.
Consequently, we who are dominated by a bacterial ecosystem ten times larger than our own body’s cells also belong to the great continuum of life.What the Meadow Teaches Us - Issue 90: Something Green|Andreas Weber|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
In theory, that could prompt the formation of not just antibodies but also T cells and specialized forms of immunity in the nasal passage, leading to broader protection.Synthetic biologists have created a slow-growing version of the coronavirus to give as a vaccine|David Rotman|September 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The genetic mutation results in sickle-shaped red blood cells.A CRISPR Baby Future? New Report Outlines Path to Human Germline Editing|Shelly Fan|September 15, 2020|Singularity Hub
These types of cells are also specifically targeted by the coronavirus.Lung cell images show how intense a coronavirus infection can be|Jonathan Lambert|September 15, 2020|Science News
Joel Osteen wants to talk about muting your cell phone at the dinner table.
At that point, the Library of Congress can once again decide to prohibit consumers from unlocking their cell phones.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive|Ben Jacobs|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Earlier this year, security at major airports was tightened because of a tip that al-Asiri had been working on a cell phone bomb.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat|Clive Irving|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, four of 20 cells at Cobalt were found to have bars across the cell to allow this.
Once, when occupying a cell in near a phone, I saw the suicide prevention protocols in action.
The door of the cell was here softly opened, a head showed itself, and immediately disappeared.The Hour and the Man|Harriet Martineau
In one prison he found a cell so narrow and noisome that the poor wretch who inhabited it begged as a mercy for hanging.History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8)|John Richard Green
Of Bonhag, who came to close the cell door, he asked whether it was going to rain, it looked so dark in the hall.The Financier|Theodore Dreiser
The gaoler observed, that he always found him thus employed when he was left alone in the cell.An account of the Death of Philip Jolin|Francis Cunningham
A short-handled broom is also found in one corner of the cell, with which the convict brushes it out every morning.The Twin Hells|John N. Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for cell (1 of 2)
Derived forms of cellcell-like, adjective
Word Origin for cell
British Dictionary definitions for cell (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for cell
Scientific definitions for cell
Other words from cellcellular adjective
Cultural definitions for cell (1 of 2)
A region of the atmosphere in which air tends to circulate without flowing outward.
Cultural definitions for cell (2 of 2)
The basic unit of all living things except viruses. In advanced organisms, cells consist of a nucleus (which contains genetic material), cytoplasm, and organelles, all of which are surrounded by a cell membrane.