Damask Dam"ask, a. 1. Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus. [1913 Webster]

2. Having the color of the damask rose. [1913 Webster]

But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud, Feed on her damask cheek. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Damask color}, a deep rose-color like that of the damask rose.

{Damask plum}, a small dark-colored plum, generally called {damson}.

{Damask rose} (Bot.), a large, pink, hardy, and very fragrant variety of rose ({Rosa damascena}) from Damascus. ``Damask roses have not been known in England above one hundred years.'' --Bacon.

{Damask steel}, or {Damascus steel}, steel of the kind originally made at Damascus, famous for its hardness, and its beautiful texture, ornamented with waving lines; especially, that which is inlaid with damaskeening; -- formerly much valued for sword blades, from its great flexibility and tenacity. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Damask — Dam ask (d[a^]m ask), n. [From the city Damascus, L. Damascus, Gr. Damasko s, Heb. Dammesq, Ar. Daemeshq; cf. Heb. d meseq damask; cf. It. damasco, Sp. damasco, F. damas. Cf. {Damascene}, {Damass[ E]}.] 1. Damask silk; silk woven with an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damask — Dàmask (Dimashq ash Sham) m DEFINICIJA glavni grad Sirije, 1.326.000 stan. SINTAGMA poći u Damask doživjeti viziju i obraćenje; prema Sv. Pavlu (do tada Saul) koji je na putu u Damask doživio viziju Isusa i od tvrdog neznabošca postao… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • damask — [dam′əsk] n. [It damasco, after L Damascus (the city)] 1. a durable, lustrous, reversible fabric as of silk or linen, in figured weave, used for table linen, upholstery, etc. 2. a) DAMASCUS STEEL b) the wavy markings of such steel 3. deep pink or …   English World dictionary

  • Damask — Damask, eine der bedeutendsten Städte des alten Syrien, so alt, daß selbige bereits in der Erzählung vom Patriarchen Abraham erwähnt wird. Es war Damaskus also schon damals eine Stadt, und unter der Regierung David s von großer Wichtigkeit.… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Damask — Dam ask, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Damasked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Damasking}.] To decorate in a way peculiar to Damascus or attributed to Damascus; particularly: (a) with flowers and rich designs, as silk; (b) with inlaid lines of gold, etc., or with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dàmask — (Dimashq ash Sham) m glavni grad Sirije ✧ {{001f}}lat. ← grč. ← arap …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • damask — late 14c., Damaske cloth from DAMASCUS (Cf. Damascus), the Syrian city …   Etymology dictionary

  • damask — ► NOUN ▪ a rich heavy fabric with a pattern woven into it. ► ADJECTIVE literary ▪ pink or light red. ORIGIN from Damascus, where the fabric was first produced …   English terms dictionary

  • damask — /dam euhsk/, n. 1. a reversible fabric of linen, silk, cotton, or wool, woven with patterns. 2. napery of this material. 3. Metall. a. Also called damask steel. See Damascus steel. b. the pattern or wavy appearance peculiar to the surface of such …   Universalium

  • Damask — For other uses, see Damask (disambiguation). Italian silk polychrome damasks, 14th century. Damask (Arabic: دمسق‎) is a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibers, with a pattern formed by …   Wikipedia

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