Etch Etch, n. A variant of {Eddish}. [Obs.] --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Etch — Etch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Etched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Etching}.] [D. etsen, G. [ a]tzen to feed, corrode, etch. MHG. etzen, causative of ezzen to eat, G. essen ??. See {Eat}.] 1. To produce, as figures or designs, on mental, glass, or the like, by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • etch — [etʃ] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Dutch; Origin: etsen, from German ätzen to feed ; because originally the lines were eaten into the metal with acid] 1.) [I and T] to cut lines on a metal plate, piece of glass, stone etc to form a picture or words etch …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Etch — Etch, v. i. To practice etching; to make etchings. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • etch — 1630s, to engrave by eating away the surface of with acids, from Du. etsen, from Ger. ätzen to etch, from O.H.G. azzon cause to bite, feed, from P.Gmc. *atjanan, causative of *etanan eat (see EAT (Cf. eat)). Related: Etched; etching …   Etymology dictionary

  • etch — index delineate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • etch — [ etʃ ] verb intransitive or transitive to make marks on a hard surface by cutting into it a. to use acid to make marks on a metal surface in order to make a picture called an etching …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • etch — vb incise, engrave, Carve, chisel, sculpture, sculpt, sculp …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • etch — [v] carve compose, corrode, cut, define, delineate, depict, describe, eat into, engrave, erode, execute, furrow, grave, impress, imprint, incise, ingrain, inscribe, outline, picture, portray, reduce, represent, set forth, stamp; concepts 174,176 …   New thesaurus

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