metallic element, metal(noun)
any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
"brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal
"a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce
cover with metal
Any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms; generally shiny, somewhat malleable and hard, often a conductor of heat and electricity.
Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy.
Any element other than hydrogen and helium, or sometimes other than hydrogen.
Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road.
A light tincture used in a coat of arms, specifically argent and or.
Molten glass that is to be blown or moulded to form objects
A category of rock music encompassing a number of genres (including thrash metal, death metal, heavy metal, etc.) categorised by strong, fast drum-beats and distorted guitars.
To make a road using crushed rock, stones etc.
an elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than acid properties, as contrasted with the nonmetals, or metalloids. No sharp line can be drawn between the metals and nonmetals, and certain elements partake of both acid and basic qualities, as chromium, manganese, bismuth, etc
ore from which a metal is derived; -- so called by miners
a mine from which ores are taken
the substance of which anything is made; material; hence, constitutional disposition; character; temper
courage; spirit; mettle. See Mettle
the broken stone used in macadamizing roads and ballasting railroads
the effective power or caliber of guns carried by a vessel of war
glass in a state of fusion
the rails of a railroad
to cover with metal; as, to metal a ship's bottom; to metal a road
Origin: [F. mtal, L. metallum metal, mine, Gr. mine; cf. Gr. to search after. Cf. Mettle, Medal.]
A metal is an element, compound, or alloy that is a good conductor of both electricity and heat. Metals are usually shiny, malleable and ductile. The meaning of the term "metal" differs for various communities. Many elements and compounds that are not normally classified as metals become metallic under high pressures
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
met′al, n. an opaque substance, possessing a peculiar lustre, fusibility, conductivity for heat and electricity, &c., such as gold, &c.: courage or spirit (now spelt mettle): intrinsic quality: the number and power of guns carried by a ship-of-war: broken stones used for macadamised roads: (pl.) the rails of a railroad.—v.t. to put metal on, as a road.—n. Metalic′ity.—adjs. Met′alled, covered with metal, as a road; Metal′lic, pertaining to, or like, a metal: consisting of metal.—adv. Metal′lically.—adjs. Metallif′erous, producing or yielding metals; Metal′liform, having the form of metals: like metal; Met′alline, pertaining to a metal: consisting of, or mixed with, metal.—ns. Met′alling, road-metal, broken stones; Metallisā′tion.—v.t. Met′allise, to form into metal: to give to a substance its metallic properties.—ns. Met′allist, a worker in metals: one who is skilled in metals: an advocate of the use of metal as currency; Metal′lograph, a print produced by metallographic process.—adj. Metallograph′ic—ns. Metallog′raphist; Metallog′raphy, an account or description of metals: a process for utilising metal plates in a manner similar to lithographic stones: a process of imitating the grain of wood on metals; Met′alloid, one of the metallic bases of the fixed alkalies and alkaline earths: any of the elements which are non-metallic in the chemical sense of being able to replace hydrogen in an acid, and thus forming a salt: one of the inflammable non-metallic elements (sulphur, phosphorus, &c.).—adjs. Met′alloid, Metalloid′al, pertaining to, or of the nature of, the metalloids.—ns. Metal′lophone, a kind of piano, having graduated metal bars in place of strings: a musical instrument, differing from the xylophone in having metal instead of wooden bars; Met′allotherapy, the treatment of disease by the external application of metals.—Metallic oxide, a compound of metal and oxygen; Metallic salts, salts having a metal or metallic oxide for base.—Base metals, lead, zinc, copper, iron; Fusible metal, a metallic alloy that fuses at a very low temperature—usually of lead, tin, and bismuth; Light metals, those whose specific gravity is less than 5; Noble, or Perfect, metals, gold, silver, platinum, so called because they keep their lustre when exposed to the air. [Fr.,—L. metallum—Gr. metallon, a mine, a metal.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A word comprehending the great guns, or ordnance generally, of a ship or battery.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Broken stone, etc., used as a road cover.
In heraldry, the metals in use are gold and silver, known as or and argent. The field of the escutcheon and the charges which it bears may be of metal as well as of color. It is a rule of blazon that metal should not be placed on metal, or color on color.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'metal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2295
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'metal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2011
Rank popularity for the word 'metal' in Nouns Frequency: #828
The numerical value of metal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of metal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of metal in a Sentence
We can't force people to use metal roofing.
Balances show we are oversupplied and OPEC is in pedal-to-the-metal mode.
We pretty much got to the point where you run out of the capability of metal.
Currently there's no country manufacturing metal baby gates outside of China.
This three crystal ring is made of sparkling crystals set on palladium plated metal.
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- معدن, فلزArabic
- ལྕགས་རིགསTibetan Standard
- metallCatalan, Valencian
- málmur, skervur, málmblandFaroese
- métaux, métalFrench
- धातु, धात, लोहाHindi
- érc, fémHungarian
- ლითონი, მეტალიGeorgian
- 금속, 金屬, 쇠Korean
- maitai, mētaraMāori
- metallNorwegian Nynorsk
- bééshNavajo, Navaho
- згъæр, металлOssetian, Ossetic
- زرPashto, Pushto
- металл, крушецRussian
- kovina, метал, ковина, metalSerbo-Croatian
- металл, фулузTajik
- bakal, metalTagalog
- kim loạiVietnamese
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