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cell a tiny unit of plant or animal life, having a nucleus and surrounded by a very thin membrane. [4 definitions]
cellar a room or rooms built underground, usually beneath a building.
cello a large musical instrument with four strings. The cello is in the violin family but has a deeper tone than the violin.
cellophane a thin, clear material made from cellulose. Cellophane is used to wrap food and other things.
cell phone a telephone that operates using radio signals and therefore requires no wires. A cell phone can be taken with one anywhere but may not function if it is too far away from a radio transmitter to receive signals.
celluloid a plastic that burns easily. Celluloid is used for motion picture film.
cellulose the main element of plant tissue, used in making paper, cellophane, and fabrics.
Celsius relating to a temperature scale on which water freezes at zero degrees and boils at one hundred degrees; centigrade. (abbreviated: C)
cement a powder made of clay and limestone that becomes hard when water is added. Cement is used as a building material. [3 definitions]
cemetery a place where the dead are buried; graveyard.
censor an official who decides what art, movies, or books may be published. A censor works for a government, religion, or other organization, and promotes its ideas. [3 definitions]
census an official count of the people who live in a country or other area. A census is also used to collect information about these people, such as their job, age, or sex.
cent a unit of money used in many countries, including the United States and Canada. A cent is equal to a hundredth part of the standard national currency.
centaur a creature in Greek mythology that has the head, arms, and chest of a man and the trunk and legs of a horse.
centennial having to do with a one hundredth anniversary. [2 definitions]
center the point that is the same distance from all points on the outside line or surface of something; exact middle. [7 definitions]
center field in baseball, the center area of the outfield, which extends behind second base.
center fielder in baseball, the player whose position is in center field when the other team is batting and whose primary function is to defend that territory.
centi- a prefix that means "one hundredth." [2 definitions]
centigrade see Celsius.
centimeter a unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter or 0.3937 inch. (abbreviated: cm)