enamel

5 definitions found

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

Enamel \En*am"el\, noun [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 colors.

2. (Min.) A glassy, opaque bead obtained by the blowpipe.

3. That which is enameled; also, any smooth, glossy surface, resembling enamel, especially if variegated.

4. (Anat.) The intensely hard calcified tissue entering into the composition of teeth. It merely covers the exposed parts of the teeth of man, but in many animals is intermixed in various ways with the dentine and cement.

5. Any one of various preparations for giving a smooth, glossy surface like that of enamel. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. A cosmetic intended to give the appearance of a smooth and beautiful complexion. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Enamel painting}, painting with enamel colors upon a ground of metal, porcelain, or the like, the colors being afterwards fixed by fire.

{Enamel paper}, paper glazed a metallic coating.

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

Enamel \En*am"el\, verb (used with an object) [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.

2. To variegate with colors as if with enamel.

Oft he [the serpent]bowed His turret crest and sleek enameled neck. --Milton.

3. To form a glossy surface like enamel upon; as, to enamel card paper; to enamel leather or cloth.

4. To disguise with cosmetics, as a woman's complexion.

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

Enamel \En*am"el\, verb (used without an object) To practice the art of enameling.

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

Enamel \En*am"el\, adjective Relating to the art of enameling; as, enamel painting. --Tomlinson.

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

enamel

noun

1: hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth [syn: {enamel}, {tooth enamel}]

2: a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection

3: a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish

4: any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze

verb

1: coat, inlay, or surface with enamel


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