cell-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: basic unit of living organisms, self-replicating bounded protoplasm

Commentary: CELL[+structure][+biological][+self_replicating][+protoplasmic][+walled]

The drug attacks only cells that are rapidly dividing.
The pathologist examined liver cells under the microscope.
Bacteria and blue-green algae do not have nuclei in their cells.
The legislature approved funding for stem cell research.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: a functioning unit of a larger political organization, a cadre

Commentary: CELL[+role][+political][+unit][+contained]
NOTE: implies social units, not physical compartments (see Sense 3)

The money was being used to fund terrorist cells in the Middle East.
They believe there are still sleeper cells within the United States.
His great-grandfather belonged to A Communist cell in Kiev before the revolution.
An auxiliary cell of the local extremist movement has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 3: a small uniform compartment, one of many making up a larger structure

Commentary: CELL[+component][+uniform][+enclosed][+small]
NOTE: implies physical compartments, not social ones (see Sense 2)

Each cell of a honeycomb stores food for the bees.
These cells of the spreadsheet show the values for two pricing models.
The mattress contains hundreds of individual tiny cells filled with air.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 4: a device that generates electric current

Commentary: CELL[+device][+generator][+current][+electric]

We carry extra fuel cells on the boat.
That geosynchronous satellite gets its power from solar cells.
This storage cell may be dead and need recharging.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 5: a cubicle, small living quarters

Commentary: CELL[+room][+habitation][+small]

The prisoner was kept in a solitary cell for ten years.
The monks' cells are furnished only with narrow beds and small desks.
Sally's tiny dark office felt like a prison cell on the beautiful spring day.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 7

Sense Number 6: a bounded area capable of transmitting cellular telephone signals

Commentary: CELL[+region][+spatial][+bounded][+technological][+transmission]

There is a stretch of I-89 that has no cell coverage. (cannot pick up cell tower transmissions)
The town did not want cell towers to be visible from the residential areas.
Cell technology can be more cost effective than laying miles of telephone wire.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 7: a small atmospheric region behaving as a weather unit

Commentary: CELL[+region][+spatial][+bounded][+atmospheric][+weather]

As we drove through a cell of the thunderstorm, the moderate rain became a sudden torrent.
Hailstorms can form in super cells which have only a single updraft and a single downdraft.
An air mass that contains convective loops of up and down drafts is known as a storm cell.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 8: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)