adjective see toreutics

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Toreutic — To*reu tic, a. [Gr. ? belonging to work in relief.] (Sculp.) In relief; pertaining to sculpture in relief, especially of metal; also, pertaining to chasing such as surface ornamentation in metal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toreutic — TOREÚTIC, Ă I. adj. referitor la toreutică. II. s. f. 1. arta cizelării şi a sculpturii în lemn, metal sau fildeş; arta sculpturii în bronz. 2. totalitatea obiectelor de podoabă specifice unui popor. (< fr. toreutique) Trimis de raduborza,… …   Dicționar Român

  • toreutic — [tō ro͞ot′ik] adj. [Gr toreutikos < toreuein, to work in relief, bore < IE base * ter > THROW] designating or of work done in relief or intaglio, esp. on metal, as by embossing, chasing, or engraving …   English World dictionary

  • toreutic — /teuh rooh tik/, adj. of or pertaining to toreutics or the objects produced by this technique. [1830 40; < Gk toreutikós, equiv. to toreú(ein) to bore, chase, emboss (v. deriv. of toreús graving tool) + tikos TIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • toreutic — to·reu·tic …   English syllables

  • toreutic — /təˈrutɪk/ (say tuh roohtik) adjective of or relating to toreutics or to objects decorated by this work. {Greek toreutikos, from toreuein to emboss} …   Australian English dictionary

  • toreutic —   a. pertaining to metal ornamented with small engraved patterns; chased.    ♦ toreutics, n. art of doing such work …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • toreutic — adj. & n. adj. of or concerning the chasing, carving, and embossing of esp. metal. n. (in pl.) the art or practice of this. Etymology: Gk toreutikos f. toreuo work in relief …   Useful english dictionary

  • toreutics — noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: toreutic, adjective, from Greek toreutikos, from toreuein to bore through, chase, from toreus boring tool; akin to Greek tetrainein to bore more at throw Date: 1847 the art or process of working …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toreutics — ks noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: from toreutic, after such pairs as English economic : economics : the art or process of making toreutic work …   Useful english dictionary

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