- a hardening, adhesive, plastic substance, used in the repair of teeth for anchoring fillings or inlays, for filling, or for fastening crowns.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- cement line,
- cement mixer,
- cement steel,
Origin of cement
Examples from the Web for cemented
The film also cemented its Rocky Horror status with a limited late-night theatrical run.‘Sharknado 2’ in Winter: Has the Franchise Jumped the Shark?|Jason Lynch|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These feats, among others, have cemented him as an artist whose talents continue to push the limits of effective storytelling.Image is Everything: An Interview with Alejandro Zambra|Juan Vidal|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His prominence was cemented by an appearance in a video of a tank ambush that killed hundreds of Russian soldiers in 1996.Tsarnaev Brothers’ Impact on U.S.-Russian Counterterrorism Cooperation|Andrew S. Weiss|April 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
More seriously for Cameron, they cemented the image of what one Tory MP called “arrogant posh boys.”
But it was Marbury that cemented the idea in our legal culture that federal courts can nullify acts of Congress.After Health-Care Ruling, Time to Reconsider Supreme Court’s Power|David R. Dow|July 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The rings are cemented to the middle of ordinary slides; and it is best to keep a number of them ready prepared.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
And what you've been able to do lately has cemented it all as nothing else could have done.The Graftons|Archibald Marshall
Here also there are buttresses, in which the tiles are cemented with bitumen.The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)|Max Duncker
A little tolerance, a little tact on the English side would probably have cemented the alliance.Claverhouse|Mowbray Morris
It cemented the power of the Pope, while freedom from papal interference has ever been dear to the English nation.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord
Word Origin for cement
c.1400, from cement (n.) or Old French cimenter. Figurative use from c.1600. Related: Cemented; cementing.
c.1300, from Old French ciment "cement, mortar, pitch," from Latin cæmenta "stone chips used for making mortar" (singular caementum), from caedere "to cut down, chop, beat, hew, fell, slay" (see -cide). The sense evolution from "small broken stones" to "powdered stones used in construction" took place before the word reached English.