Meaning of CELL in English

CELL

/ sel; NAmE / noun

1.

a room for one or more prisoners in a prison or police station

—see also padded cell

2.

a small room without much furniture in which a monk or nun lives

3.

the smallest unit of living matter that can exist on its own. All plants and animals are made up of cells :

blood cells

the nucleus of a cell

—see also stem cell

4.

each of the small sections that together form a larger structure, for example a honeycomb

5.

a device for producing an electric current, for example by the action of chemicals or light :

a photoelectric cell

6.

a small group of people who work as part of a larger political organization, especially secretly :

a terrorist cell

7.

one of the small squares in a spreadsheet computer program in which you enter a single piece of data

8.

( informal , especially NAmE ) = cellphone

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English , from Old French celle or Latin cella storeroom or chamber.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.