cement (v.)
c. 1400, from cement (n.) or Old French cimenter. Figurative use from c. 1600. Related: Cemented; cementing.
cement (n.)
c. 1300, from Old French ciment "cement, mortar, pitch," from Latin cæmenta "stone chips used for making mortar" (singular caementum), from caedere "to cut down, chop, beat, hew, fell, slay" (from PIE root *kae-id- "to strike"). The sense evolution from "small broken stones" to "powdered stones used in construction" took place before the word reached English.