Definitions for damaskˈdæm əsk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an elaborately patterned, usu. reversible fabric of linen, silk, cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers, woven on a Jacquard loom.
the wavy appearance of such steel.
Ref: Damascus steel.
the pink color of the damask rose.
(adj.)made of or resembling damask.
of the pink color of the damask rose.
Origin of damask:
1200–50; ME damaske < ML damascus, after Damascus
a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern
a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it
having a woven pattern
"damask table linens"
An ornate silk fabric originating from Damascus.
True damasks are pure silk.
A damask rose.
To decorate or weave in damascene patterns
Of a grayish-pink color, like that of the damask rose.
Origin: From Damascus, where the fabric was originally made.
damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate pattern of flowers and the like
linen so woven that a pattern in produced by the different directions of the thread, without contrast of color
a heavy woolen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in the same way as the linen damask; -- made for furniture covering and hangings
damask or Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or "water" of such steel
a deep pink or rose color
pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus
having the color of the damask rose
to decorate in a way peculiar to Damascus or attributed to Damascus; particularly: (a) with flowers and rich designs, as silk; (b) with inlaid lines of gold, etc., or with a peculiar marking or "water," as metal. See Damaskeen