- 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
Example sentences from the Web for cell
The cells are austere—essentially hardened trailers—that cost about $40,000 each to build.
In fact, four of 20 cells at Cobalt were found to have bars across the cell to allow this.
African-Americans, wrote Mailer, “known down to the cells of [their] existence that life is war, nothing but war.”
The cells that hold its 49 inmates for 22 hours a day were a few feet bigger, and no one shares.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those with the disease have some cells that are genetically normal and some with the mutation.
The surface is porous; the cells are distant and arranged irregularly, and seem as if composed of sand cemented with mud.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
Ellis, writing in 1765, supposes that they were the orifices of the cells occupied by the polypi.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
The cells of its own generation that were crowded in the other direction made part of an annual layer of bark.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
It has been stated that they are more or less specific in their action on cells.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
This structure consists of a non-vascularized network of fibres, in the meshes of which cells are imbedded.
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.