Definitions for damaskˈdæm əsk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dam•askˈdæm əsk(n.)

  1. an elaborately patterned, usu. reversible fabric of linen, silk, cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers, woven on a Jacquard loom.

    Category: Textiles

  2. the wavy appearance of such steel.

    Category: Metallurgy

    Ref: Damascus steel.

  3. the pink color of the damask rose.

  4. (adj.)made of or resembling damask.

  5. of the pink color of the damask rose.

  6. (v.t.)to damascene.

    Category: Metallurgy

Origin of damask:

1200–50; ME damaske < ML damascus, after Damascus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. damask(noun)

    a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern

  2. damask(adj)

    a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it

  3. damask(adj)

    having a woven pattern

    "damask table linens"


  1. damask(Noun)

    An ornate silk fabric originating from Damascus.

    True damasks are pure silk.

  2. damask(Noun)

    A damask rose.

  3. damask(Verb)

    To decorate or weave in damascene patterns

  4. damask(Adjective)

    Of a grayish-pink color, like that of the damask rose.

  5. Origin: From Damascus, where the fabric was originally made.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Damask(noun)

    damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate pattern of flowers and the like

  2. Damask(noun)

    linen so woven that a pattern in produced by the different directions of the thread, without contrast of color

  3. Damask(noun)

    a heavy woolen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in the same way as the linen damask; -- made for furniture covering and hangings

  4. Damask(noun)

    damask or Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or "water" of such steel

  5. Damask(noun)

    a deep pink or rose color

  6. Damask(adj)

    pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus

  7. Damask(adj)

    having the color of the damask rose

  8. Damask(verb)

    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


  1. Damask

    Damask is a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibres, with a pattern formed by weaving. Damasks are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, usually with the pattern in warp-faced satin weave and the ground in weft-faced or sateen weave. Twill damasks include a twill-woven ground or pattern.

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