damascene
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. capitalized a native or inhabitant of Damascus 2. the characteristic markings of Damascus steel II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. capitalized of, relating to, or characteristic of Damascus or the Damascenes 2. of or relating to damask or the art of damascening III. transitive verb (-scened; -scening) Etymology: Middle French damasquiner, from damasquin of Damascus Date: 1585 to ornament (as iron or steel) with wavy patterns like those of watered silk or with inlaid work of precious metals

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  • Damascene — refers to someone from Damascus. Damascene, inferring a direct or indirect link with the city, may also refer to: John Damascene (c.676 749), Syrian Christian monk and priest Damascene (pigeon), a breed of fancy pigeon Damascening, the art of… …   Wikipedia

  • Damascene — Dam as*cene (d[a^]m as*s[=e]n), a. [L. Damascenus of Damascus, fr. Damascus the city, Gr. Damasko s. See {Damask}, and cf. {Damaskeen}, {Damaskin}, {Damson}.] Of or relating to Damascus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damascene — Dam as*cene (d[a^]m as*s[=e]n), n. A kind of plum, now called {damson}. See {Damson}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Damascene — Dam as*cene (d[a^]m as*s[=e]n ), v. t. Same as {Damask}, or {Damaskeen}, v. t. Damascened armor. Beaconsfield. Cast and damascened steel. Ure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • DAMASCENE — Syriae pars, quae et Caele sive Cava dicitur circa Libanum, a Damasca vivitate dicta …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Damascene — [dam′ə sēn΄, dam΄ə sēn′] adj. [L Damascenus, of Damascus] 1. of Damascus or its people or culture 2. [d ] of damascening or damask n. 1. a person born or living in Damascus 2. [d ] damascened work 3. [d ] a small plum: see DAMSON …   English World dictionary

  • Damascène — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Damascène peut être : la Damascène, région de Damas, composé du bassin de Damas et du Kalamoun ; Jean Mansour, dit Jean Damascène ou Jean de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • damascene —   v.t. v.t. ornament (metal) with wavy patterns; a. pertaining to such art or to damask.    ♦ damascene blade, sword made in Damascus or ornamented with damascening …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Damascene — v., n., & adj. v.tr. decorate (metal, esp. iron or steel) by etching or inlaying esp. with gold or silver, or with a watered pattern produced in welding. n. a design or article produced in this way. adj. of, relating to, or produced by this… …   Useful english dictionary

  • damascene — v., n., & adj. v.tr. decorate (metal, esp. iron or steel) by etching or inlaying esp. with gold or silver, or with a watered pattern produced in welding. n. a design or article produced in this way. adj. of, relating to, or produced by this… …   Useful english dictionary

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