1. cell, compartment

usage: any small compartment; "the cells of a honeycomb"

2. cell, living thing, animate thing

usage: (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. cell, electric cell, electrical device

usage: a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction

4. cell, cadre, political unit, political entity

usage: a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement

5. cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, cell, mobile phone, radiotelephone, radiophone, wireless telephone

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

6. cell, cubicle, room

usage: small room in which a monk or nun lives

7. cell, jail cell, prison cell, room

usage: a room where a prisoner is kept

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