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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (7)

1. any small compartment;
- Example: "the cells of a honeycomb"

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;

3. a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction;
[syn: cell, electric cell]

4. a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement;
[syn: 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;
[syn: cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, cell, mobile phone]

6. small room in which a monk or nun lives;
[syn: cell, cubicle]

7. a room where a prisoner is kept;
[syn: cell, jail cell, prison cell]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Priory \Pri"o*ry\, n.; pl. Priories. [Cf. LL. prioria. See Prior, n.] A religious house presided over by a prior or prioress; -- sometimes an offshoot of, an subordinate to, an abbey, and called also cell, and obedience. See Cell, 2. [1913 Webster] Note: Of such houses there were two sorts: one where the prior was chosen by the inmates, and governed as independently as an abbot in an abbey; the other where the priory was subordinate to an abbey, and the prior was placed or displaced at the will of the abbot. [1913 Webster] Alien priory, a small religious house dependent on a large monastery in some other country. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Cloister. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cell \Cell\ (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Celled (s[e^]ld).] To place or inclose in a cell. "Celled under ground." [R.] --Warner. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cell \Cell\, n. [OF. celle, fr. L. cella; akin to celare to hide, and E. hell, helm, conceal. Cf. Hall.] 1. A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit. [1913 Webster] The heroic confessor in his cell. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. A small religious house attached to a monastery or convent. "Cells or dependent priories." --Milman. [1913 Webster] 3. Any small cavity, or hollow place. [1913 Webster] 4. (Arch.) (a) The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof. (b) Same as Cella. [1913 Webster] 5. (Elec.) A jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery. [1913 Webster] 6. (Biol.) One of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed. [1913 Webster] Note: All cells have their origin in the primary cell from which the organism was developed. In the lowest animal and vegetable forms, one single cell constitutes the complete individual, such being called unicelluter orgamisms. A typical cell is composed of a semifluid mass of protoplasm, more or less granular, generally containing in its center a nucleus which in turn frequently contains one or more nucleoli, the whole being surrounded by a thin membrane, the cell wall. In some cells, as in those of blood, in the am[oe]ba, and in embryonic cells (both vegetable and animal), there is no restricting cell wall, while in some of the unicelluliar organisms the nucleus is wholly wanting. See Illust. of Bipolar. [1913 Webster] Air cell. See Air cell. Cell development (called also cell genesis, cell formation, and cytogenesis), the multiplication, of cells by a process of reproduction under the following common forms; segmentation or fission, gemmation or budding, karyokinesis, and endogenous multiplication. See Segmentation, Gemmation, etc. Cell theory. (Biol.) See Cellular theory, under Cellular. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cell n 1: any small compartment; "the cells of a honeycomb" 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 3: a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction [syn: cell, electric cell] 4: a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement [syn: 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 [syn: cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, cell, mobile phone] 6: small room in which a monk or nun lives [syn: cell, cubicle] 7: a room where a prisoner is kept [syn: cell, jail cell, prison cell]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

136 Moby Thesaurus words for "cell": POW camp, Photronic cell, adytum, animal cell, apartment, ashram, bastille, bioplast, black hole, booth, borstal, borstal institution, box, bridewell, brig, bunch, cabal, cadre, camarilla, cavity, cellular tissue, cellule, chamber, charmed circle, chromatoplasm, circle, clan, clique, cloister, closed circle, coenocyte, compartment, concentration camp, condemned cell, corpuscle, coterie, crew, crib, crowd, crypt, cubicle, cytoplasm, death cell, death house, death row, den, detention camp, ectoplasm, electron-image tube, elite, elite group, enclosed space, endoplasm, energid, eucaryotic cell, federal prison, forced-labor camp, gaol, gas phototube, germ cell, group, guardhouse, hermitage, hideaway, hideout, hiding place, hold, hole, hollow, holy of holies, house of correction, house of detention, industrial school, ingroup, inner circle, internment camp, ivory tower, jail, jailhouse, junta, junto, keep, labor camp, lair, lockup, manger, maximum-security prison, mew, minimum-security prison, mob, multiplier phototube, oubliette, outfit, pen, penal colony, penal institution, penal settlement, penitentiary, pew, photoconductor cell, photomultiplier tube, phototube, photovoltaic cell, plant cell, plasmodium, prison, prison camp, prisonhouse, privacy, procaryotic cell, protoplasm, recess, reform school, reformatory, reticulum, retreat, ring, room, sanctum, sanctum sanctorum, secret place, set, soft phototube, somatic cell, sponging house, stall, state prison, stockade, syncytium, the hole, tollbooth, training school, trophoplasm, vacuum phototube, vault, we-group
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

CELL CIP/Ethernet Library for Linux (Linux, ethernet, CIP, PLC)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

cell 1. In a spreadsheet, the intersection of a row a column and a sheet, the smallest addressable unit of data. A cell contains either a constant value or a formula that is used to calculate a value. The cell has a format that determines how to display the value. A cell can be part of a range. A cell is usually referred to by its column (labelled by one or more letters from the sequence A, B, ..., Z, AA, AB, ..., AZ, BA, BB, ..., BZ, ... ) and its row number counting up from one, e.g. cell B3 is in the second column across and the third row down. A cell also belongs to a particular sheet, e.g. "Sheet 1". 2. ATM's term for a packet. (2007-10-22)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.