enamel

  • 1 Enamel — may refer to * Tooth enamel, the hard mineralized surface of teeth; * Vitreous enamel, a smooth, durable coating made of melted and fused glass powder; * Enamel paint, a paint that dries to an especially hard glossy finish, resembling vitreous… …

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  • 2 Enamel — En*am el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enameled}or {Enamelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enameling} or {Enamelling}.] 1. To lay enamel upon; to decorate with enamel whether inlaid or painted. [1913 Webster] 2. To variegate with colors as if with enamel. [1913… …

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  • 3 enamel — [e nam′əl, inam′əl] n. [ME < the v.] 1. a glassy, colored, opaque substance fused to surfaces of metals, glass, and pottery as an ornamental or protective coating 2. any smooth, hard, glossy coating or surface like enamel 3. the hard, white,… …

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  • 4 Enamel — En*am el, n. [Pref. en + amel. See {Amel}, {Smelt}, v. t.] 1. A variety of glass, used in ornament, to cover a surface, as of metal or pottery, and admitting of after decoration in color, or used itself for inlaying or application in varied… …

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  • 5 enamel — (v.) early 14c., from Anglo Fr. enamailler (early 14c.), from en in (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + amailler to enamel, variant of O.Fr. esmailler, from esmal enamel, from Frank. *smalt, from P.Gmc. *smaltjan to smelt (see SMELT …

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  • 6 enamel — ► NOUN 1) a coloured opaque glassy substance applied to metal, glass, or pottery for decorative or protective purposes. 2) the hard glossy substance that covers the crown of a tooth. 3) a paint that dries to give a smooth, hard coat. ► VERB… …

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  • 7 Enamel — En*am el, a. Relating to the art of enameling; as, enamel painting. Tomlinson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Enamel — En*am el, v. i. To practice the art of enameling. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 enamel — has the forms enamelled, enamelling in BrE and enameled, enameling in AmE …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 enamel — [n] paint, often shiny cloisonné, coating, finish, glaze, gloss, japan, lacquer, polish, stain, topcoat, varnish, veneer; concepts 259,260,467 …

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  • 11 enamel — enameler; esp. Brit., enameller, n. enamelist; esp. Brit., enamellist, n. enamelwork, n. /i nam euhl/, n., v., enameled, enameling or (esp. Brit.) enamelled, enamelling. n …

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  • 12 enamel — /əˈnæməl / (say uh namuhl) noun 1. a glassy substance, usually opaque, applied by fusion to the surface of metal, pottery, etc., as an ornament or for protection. 2. any of various enamel like varnishes, paints, etc. 3. any enamel like surface… …

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  • 13 enamel — [[t]ɪnæ̱m(ə)l[/t]] enamels 1) N MASS: oft N n Enamel is a substance like glass which can be heated and put onto metal, glass, or pottery in order to decorate or protect it. ...a white enamel saucepan on the oil stove. ...enamel baths. 2) N MASS:… …

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  • 14 enamel — I UK [ɪˈnæm(ə)l] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms enamel : singular enamel plural enamels 1) art a hard shiny substance used for protecting or decorating glass, metal, or clay 2) a type of paint used for making a hard shiny surface 3) …

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  • 15 enamel — e|nam|el1 [ıˈnæməl] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: ENAMEL2] 1.) a hard shiny substance that is put onto metal, clay etc for decoration or protection 2.) the hard smooth outer surface of your teeth 3.) a type of paint that produces a shiny… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 enamel — emaliniai dažai statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Pigmento, plėvėdario ir technologinių priedų suspensija. atitikmenys: angl. enamel; enamel color; enamel colour; enamel dye rus. эмалевая краска ryšiai: sinonimas – emaliai …

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  • 17 enamel — n. & v. n. 1 a glasslike opaque or semi transparent coating on metallic or other hard surfaces for ornament or as a preservative lining. 2 a a smooth hard coating. b a cosmetic simulating this. 3 the hard glossy natural coating over the crown of… …

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  • 18 enamel — I. transitive verb ( eled or elled; eling or enamelling) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French enameller, from en + asmal, esmal enamel, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German smelzan to melt more at smelt Date: 14th century 1. to… …

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  • 19 enamel — e•nam•el [[t]ɪˈnæm əl[/t]] n. v. eled, el•ing (esp. brit.) elled, el•ling. 1) chem. a glassy substance, usu. opaque, applied by fusion to the surface of metal, pottery, etc., as an ornament or for protection 2) enamelware 3) chem. any of various… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 enamel — Type of paint that dries to a smooth, glossy finish. It is easier to apply than cellulose. If cellulose is applied over it, the cellulose will lift (i.e., peel off). Also see finishing enamel porcelain enamel vitreous enamel …

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