wood engraving
noun Date: 1816 1. a relief printing surface consisting of a wooden block with a usually pictorial design cut in the end grain 2. a print from a wood engraving

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  • Wood engraving — is a relief printing technique, where the end grain of wood is used as a medium for engraving, thus differing from the older technique of woodcut, where the softer side grain is used. Origin and technique The technique of wood engraving developed …   Wikipedia

  • Wood engraving — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wood engraving — wood engraver. 1. the art or process of engraving designs in relief with a burin on the end grain of wood, for printing. 2. a block of wood so engraved. 3. a print or impression from it. [1810 20] * * * ▪ art  a printmaking technique in which a… …   Universalium

  • wood engraving — n. 1. the art or process of engraving on wood 2. WOODCUT: a wood engraving is often distinguished from a woodcut in that the former uses a block of wood cut across the grain and the latter a block of wood cut along the grain wood engraver n …   English World dictionary

  • wood engraving — wood′ engrav ing n. 1) fia the art or process of engraving designs in relief with a burin on wood cut against the grain, for printing 2) fia a block of wood so engraved 3) fia a print or impression from it • Etymology: 1810–20 wood′ engrav er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • wood engraving — noun 1. a print made from a woodcut • Syn: ↑woodcut • Hypernyms: ↑engraving 2. engraving consisting of a block of wood with a design cut into it; used to make prints • Syn: ↑woodcut, ↑wood block …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood engraving — /ˈwʊd ɛnˌgreɪvɪŋ/ (say wood en.grayving) noun 1. the art or process of engraving designs in relief with a burin on the end grain of wood, for printing. 2. a block of wood so engraved. 3. a print or impression from it. –wood engraver, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • wood engraving — noun 1》 a print made from a finely detailed design cut into the end grain of a block of wood. 2》 the technique of making such prints. Derivatives wood engraver noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • wood-engraving — n. 1. Xylography. 2. Wood cut, cut …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Wood — Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently used …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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