What does damask mean?

Definitions for damaskˈdæm əsk

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 Origin: From Damascus, where the fabric was originally made.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

  9. Origin: [From the city Damascus, L. Damascus, Gr. Damasko`s, Heb. Dammesq, Ar. Daemeshq; cf. Heb. d'meseq damask; cf. It. damasco, Sp. damasco, F. damas. Cf. Damascene, Damass.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Damask

    dam′ask, n. figured stuff, originally of silk, now of linen, cotton, or wool, the figure being woven, not printed.—v.t. to flower or variegate, as cloth.—adj. of a red colour, like that of a damask rose.—v.t. Damaskeen′, to decorate metal (esp. steel) by inlaying or encrusting on it patterns like damask in other metals: to ornament with flowery patterns, to damask.—ns. Damaskeen′ing, Damasceen′ing, the watered or striated structure seen in certain sword-blades and other weapons: the ornamental incrustation with gold and silver of steel and iron surfaces; Damaskin′, a Damascus blade: a damaskeened blade; Dam′ask-plum, the damson; Dam′ask-rose, a species of pink-rose; Dam′ask-steel, Damascus steel; Dam′assin, damask with flowered patterns in gold or silver thread.—Damascus blade, a Damascus sword, the surface marked by wavy and variegating lines. [From Damascus, in Syria, where damask was orig. made.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of damask in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of damask in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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