What does enamel mean?

Definitions for enamelɪˈnæm əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word enamel.

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


  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

  11. Origin: [Pref. en- + amel. See Amel, Smelt, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enamel

    en-am′el, n. the name given to vitrified substances applied chiefly to the surface of metals: any smooth hard coating, esp. that of the teeth: anything enamelled.—v.t. to coat with or paint in enamel: to form a glossy surface upon, like enamel:—pr.p. enam′elling; pa.p. enam′elled.adj. En-am′ellar.—ns. Enam′eller, Enam′ellist; Enam′elling. [O. Fr. enameleren, in, esmail, enamel. Cf. Eng. Smelt, Melt.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. enamel

    A type of material used as a coating in various colors used for various purposes.

    Enamel is used to cover pottery, baths, sinks, cladding for houses and curtain walling to name a few.

Anagrams for enamel »

  1. manele, melena

  2. Manele

  3. Melena


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enamel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enamel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

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