What does etching mean?

Definitions for etchingˈɛtʃ ɪŋ

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

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


  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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of etching in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of etching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ansel Adams:

    I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

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