noun Date: 1683 a strong opaque ceramic ware that is high-fired, well vitrified, and nonporous

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  • Stoneware — a vitreous or semivitreous ceramic ware of fine texture, made primarily from nonrefactory fire clay. [Standard Terminology Of Ceramic Whiteware and Related Products. ASTM Standard C242.] Its maturation temperature ranges from about 1200°C to 1315 …   Wikipedia

  • Stoneware — Stone ware , n. A species of coarse potter s ware, glazed and baked. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stoneware — [stōn′wer΄] n. a dense, opaque, glazed or unglazed pottery containing clay, silica, and feldspar and fired at a high heat …   English World dictionary

  • stoneware — /stohn wair /, n. a hard, opaque, vitrified ceramic ware. [1675 85; STONE + WARE1] * * * Pottery fired at a high temperature (about 2,200°F, or 1,200°C) until vitrified (made glasslike and impervious to liquid). Because stoneware is nonporous,… …   Universalium

  • stoneware — [[t]sto͟ʊnweə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N n Stoneware is hard clay pottery which is baked at a high temperature. ...a selection of hand painted blue and white stoneware. ...a large stoneware bowl …   English dictionary

  • stoneware — noun Stoneware is used before these nouns: ↑jar …   Collocations dictionary

  • stoneware — noun A type of pottery that is fired at a high temperature and is dense, opaque and nonporous …   Wiktionary

  • stoneware — Synonyms and related words: appliances, brassware, chinaware, clayware, copperware, dinnerware, durable goods, durables, earthenware, enamelware, fixtures, flatware, glassware, graniteware, hard goods, hardware, hollow ware, housefurnishings,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stoneware — stone|ware [ˈstəunweə US ˈstounwer] n [U] pots, bowls etc that are made from a special hard clay …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stoneware — stone|ware [ stoun,wer ] noun uncount objects made from thick clay …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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