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Meaning & Definition of Cell in English

English

Cell

/sɛl/

noun

1. Any small compartment

  • "The cells of a honeycomb"
    synonym:
  • cell

2. (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms

  • They may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
    synonym:
  • cell

3. A device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction

    synonym:
  • cell
  • ,
  • electric cell

4. A small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement

    synonym:
  • cell
  • ,
  • cadre

5. A hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver

    synonym:
  • cellular telephone
  • ,
  • cellular phone
  • ,
  • cellphone
  • ,
  • cell
  • ,
  • mobile phone

6. Small room in which a monk or nun lives

    synonym:
  • cell
  • ,
  • cubicle

7. A room where a prisoner is kept

    synonym:
  • cell
  • ,
  • jail cell
  • ,
  • prison cell

Examples of using

She looked at her cell phone and noticed that it was already a quarter till two.
Turn cell phone ringers off.
I've lost even my cell phone!