Definitions for enamelɪˈnæm əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•nam•elɪˈnæm əl(n.; v.)-eled, -el•ing; -elled, -el•ling.

  1. (n.)a glassy substance, usu. opaque, applied by fusion to the surface of metal, pottery, etc., as an ornament or for protection.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. Ref: enamelware

  3. any of various varnishes, paints, coatings, etc., drying to a hard, glossy finish.

    Category: Chemistry

  4. an artistic work executed in enamel.

    Category: Fine Arts

  5. the hard, glossy, calcareous covering of the crown of a tooth.

    Category: Dentistry

  6. (v.t.)to inlay or overlay with enamel.

Origin of enamel:

1275–1325; ME < AF enameler, enamailler=en-en -1+-amaler, der. of asmal, esmal enamel, OF esmail (-al taken as the suffix -ail) < Frankish *smalt- something melted, c. OHG smalz fat; akin to smelt1; cf. smalto

e•nam′el•work`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enamel, tooth enamel(noun)

    hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth

  2. enamel(noun)

    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. enamel(noun)

    a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish

  4. enamel(verb)

    any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze

  5. enamel(verb)

    coat, inlay, or surface with enamel

Wiktionary

  1. enamel(Noun)

    An opaque, glassy coating baked onto metal or ceramic objects.

  2. enamel(Noun)

    A coating that dries to a hard, glossy finish.

  3. enamel(Noun)

    The hard covering on the exposed part of a tooth.

  4. enamel(Verb)

    to coat or decorate something with enamel

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enamel(verb)

    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. Enamel(verb)

    a glassy, opaque bead obtained by the blowpipe

  3. Enamel(verb)

    that which is enameled; also, any smooth, glossy surface, resembling enamel, especially if variegated

  4. Enamel(verb)

    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. Enamel(verb)

    to lay enamel upon; to decorate with enamel whether inlaid or painted

  6. Enamel(verb)

    to variegate with colors as if with enamel

  7. Enamel(verb)

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

  8. Enamel(verb)

    to disguise with cosmetics, as a woman's complexion

  9. Enamel(verb)

    to practice the art of enameling

  10. Enamel(adj)

    relating to the art of enameling; as, enamel painting

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Enamel

    a vitreous compound, easily fusible, and coloured in various tints by the admixture of different metallic oxides; is fused to the surface of metals for utility and ornament; was known to the European and Asiatic ancients, and has maintained its popularity to the present day. Various schools have been formed, of which the Byzantine, Rhenish, and Limoges are the most noted.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

enamel(noun)

a variety of glass applied as coating to a metal or other surface and made hard by heating

This pan is covered with enamel; (also adjective) an enamel plate.

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