damascened damascened adj. decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals; -- of metallic objects; as, a damascened sword.

Syn: damascene. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • damascened — nd adjective 1. a. : decorated with wavy patterns damascened swords b. : decorated with inlaid work of precious metals paintings with damascened gold backgrounds 2. : having an interwoven texture that resembles the markings of a damascened gun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • damascened — adjective decorated with wavy patterns of inlay or etching See Also: damascene …   Wiktionary

  • damascened — dam·a·scene || dæmÉ™siːn(d) v. create wavy lines on Damascus steel adj. of or pertaining to damask fabric; of or pertaining to the decoration of metal with wavy patterns …   English contemporary dictionary

  • damascened — [ daməsi:nd, ˌdamə si:nd] adjective 1》 (of iron or steel) given a wavy pattern by hammer welding and repeated heating and forging. 2》 (of a metal object) inlaid with gold or silver …   English new terms dictionary

  • Damascene — Dam as*cene (d[a^]m as*s[=e]n ), v. t. Same as {Damask}, or {Damaskeen}, v. t. Damascened armor. Beaconsfield. Cast and damascened steel. Ure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damascening — For Damascened steel, see Damascus steel. For patterns on watch movements, see Damaskeening. Some examples of damascening labour. Damascening is the art of inlaying different metals into one another typically, gold or silver into a darkly… …   Wikipedia

  • metalwork — metalworker, n. /met l werrk /, n. objects made of metal. [1840 50; METAL + WORK] * * * Useful and decorative objects fashioned of various metals. The oldest technique is hammering. After с 2500 BC, casting was also used, molten metal being… …   Universalium

  • damascening — ▪ art       art of encrusting gold, silver, or copper wire on the surface of iron, steel, bronze, or brass. A narrow undercut is made in the surface of the metal with a chisel and the wire forced into the undercut by means of a hammer. The name… …   Universalium

  • Damascene — [dam′ə sēn΄, dam΄ə sēn′] adj. [L Damascenus, of Damascus] 1. of Damascus or its people or culture 2. [d ] of damascening or damask n. 1. a person born or living in Damascus 2. [d ] damascened work 3. [d ] a small plum: see DAMSON …   English World dictionary

  • dam|a|scen|ing — «DAM uh SEE nihng, DAM uh SEE », noun. 1. the making of damascened metal or articles. 2. a damascened design, pattern, etc …   Useful english dictionary

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