Definitions for etchingˈɛtʃ ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

etch•ingˈɛtʃ ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act or process of making designs on a metal plate, glass, etc., by the corrosive action of an acid.

    Category: Printing, Fine Arts

  2. an impression, as on paper, taken from an etched plate.

    Category: Printing, Fine Arts

  3. the design so produced.

    Category: Printing, Fine Arts

  4. a metal plate bearing such a design.

    Category: Printing

Origin of etching:

1625–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. etching(noun)

    an impression made from an etched plate

  2. etching(noun)

    an etched plate made with the use of acid

  3. engraving, etching(noun)

    making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them

Wiktionary

  1. etching(Noun)

    The art of producing an image from a metal plate into which an image or text has been etched with acid.

  2. etching(Noun)

    The image created by this process.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Etching

    of Etch

  2. Etching(noun)

    the act, art, or practice of engraving by means of acid which eats away lines or surfaces left unprotected in metal, glass, or the like. See Etch, v. t

  3. Etching(verb)

    a design carried out by means of the above process; a pattern on metal, glass, etc., produced by etching

  4. Etching(verb)

    an impression on paper, parchment, or other material, taken in ink from an etched plate

Freebase

  1. Etching

    Etching is the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal. As an intaglio method of printmaking, it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains in wide use today.

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