US: /ˈsɛɫ/
UK: /sˈɛl/

English Vietnamese dictionary

cell /sel/
  • danh từ
    • phòng nhỏ
    • xà lim
      • condemned cell: xà lim giam những người bị kết án tử hình
    • lỗ tổ ong
    • (điện học) pin
      • dry cell: pin khô
    • (sinh vật học) tế bào
    • (chính trị) chi bộ
      • communist party: chi bộ đảng cộng sản
    • am (nhà nhỏ một gian của ẩn sĩ)
    • (thơ ca) túp lều tranh, căn nhà nhỏ
    • (thơ ca) nấm mồ

Advanced English dictionary

+ 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: red blood cells + the nucleus of a 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

Thesaurus dictionary

chamber, room, apartment, cubicle; stall:
As a friar, he lived in a small, plain cell for most of his life.

Collocation dictionary

1 smallest living part of an animal/a plant body


dead, living | abnormal, normal | blood, brain, muscle, nerve, skin
red and white blood cells
| egg, sperm | cancer | animal, human, plant, etc.




Cells divide and form new cells.




the nucleus of a cell, the proliferation of cells
the proliferation of cells in leukaemia

2 small room


monk's, nun's | police, prison | padded


in a/the ~

Concise English dictionary

+any small compartment
+(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
+a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
+a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
+a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
+small room is which a monk or nun lives
+a room where a prisoner is kept