Cell. n.s. [cella, Lat.]
- A small cavity or hollow place.
The brain contains ten thousand cells,
In each some active fancy dwells. Prior.
How these for ever, though a monarch reign,
Their sep'rate cells and properties maintain. Pope.
- The cave or little habitation of a religious person.
Besides, she did intend confession
At Patrick's cell this even; and there she was not. Shakesp.
Then did religion in a lazy cell,
In empty, airy contemplations dwell. Denham.
- A small and close apartment in a prison.
- Any small place of residence.
Mine eyes he clos'd, but open left the cell
Of fancy, my internal sight. Par. Lost, b. viii. l. 460.
- Little bags or bladders, where fluids, or matter of different sorts are lodged; common both to animals and plants. Quincy.