1. [ noun ] any small compartment

"the cells of a honeycomb"

Related terms: compartment
2. [ noun ] (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; cells may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
Related terms: entity life_form blastomere archespore parthenote arthrospore embryonic_cell blastema zygote flagellated_cell mother_cell beta_cell somatic_cell daughter_cell arthrospore akaryote reproductive_cell gametocyte polar_body Sertoli_cell kupffer's_cell leydig's_cell life_form nucleus cytoplasm energid organelle cell_wall vacuole totipotent biology
3. [ noun ] (chemistry,physics,electricity) a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
Synonyms: electric_cell
Related terms: electrical_device voltaic_cell solar_cell storage_cell electrolytic_cell fuel_cell
4. [ noun ] small room is which a monk or nun lives
Synonyms: cubicle
Related terms: room monastery convent
5. [ noun ] (politics) a small unit serving as the nucleus of a larger political movement
Synonyms: cadre
Related terms: political_unit radical_cell sleeper_cell political_movement
6. [ noun ] (telecommunications) a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections (cells), each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
Synonyms: cellular_phone cellphone mobile_phone cellular_telephone
Related terms: radiotelephone cell_phone
7. [ noun ] a room where a prisoner is kept
Synonyms: prison_cell jail_cell
Related terms: room bullpen guardroom dungeon hold tank sweatbox cellblock
Similar spelling:   cello