4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Etch \Etch\, noun A variant of {Eddish}. [Obs.] --Mortimer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Etch \Etch\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Etched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Etching}.] [D. etsen, G. [aum]tzen to feed, corrode, etch. MHG. etzen, causative of ezzen to eat, G. essen ??. See {Eat}.]

1. To produce, as figures or designs, on mental, glass, or the like, by means of lines or strokes eaten in or corroded by means of some strong acid.

Note: The plate is first covered with varnish, or some other ground capable of resisting the acid, and this is then scored or scratched with a needle, or similar instrument, so as to form the drawing; the plate is then covered with acid, which corrodes the metal in the lines thus laid bare.

2. To subject to etching; to draw upon and bite with acid, as a plate of metal.

I was etching a plate at the beginning of 1875. --Hamerton.

3. To sketch; to delineate. [R.]

There are many empty terms to be found in some learned writes, to which they had recourse to etch out their system. --Locke.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Etch \Etch\, verb (used without an object) To practice etching; to make etchings.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: make an etching of; "He etched her image into the surface"

2: cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible; "a face etched with pain"; "the leafless branches etched against the sky"

3: carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block; "engrave a letter" [syn: {engrave}, {etch}]

4: carve or cut a design or letters into; "engrave the pen with the owner's name" [syn: {engrave}, {etch}]

5: selectively dissolve the surface of (a semiconductor or printed circuit) with a solvent, laser, or stream of electrons

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