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enamel


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enamel  \En*am"el\,  n. 
  1.  Any  one  of  various  preparations  for  giving  a  smooth, 
  glossy  surface  like  that  of  enamel. 
 
  2.  A  cosmetic  intended  to  give  the  appearance  of  a  smooth  and 
  beautiful  complexion. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enamel  \En*am"el\,  n.  [Pref.  en-  +  amel.  See  {Amel},  {Smelt},  v. 
  t.] 
  1.  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.  (Min.)  A  glassy,  opaque  bead  obtained  by  the  blowpipe. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  enameled;  also  any  smooth,  glossy  surface, 
  resembling  enamel,  especially  if  variegated. 
 
  4.  (Anat.)  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. 
 
  {Enamel  painting},  painting  with  enamel  colors  upon  a  ground 
  of  metal,  porcelain,  or  the  like  the  colors  being 
  afterwards  fixed  by  fire. 
 
  {Enamel  paper},  paper  glazed  a  metallic  coating. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enamel  \En*am"el\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enameled}or  {Enamelled}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Enameling}  or  {Enamelling}.] 
  1.  To  lay  enamel  upon  to  decorate  with  enamel  whether  inlaid 
  or  painted. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enamel  \En*am"el\,  v.  i. 
  To  practice  the  art  of  enameling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enamel  \En*am"el\,  a. 
  Relating  to  the  art  of  enameling;  as  enamel  painting. 
  --Tomlinson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enamel 
  n  1:  hard  white  substance  covering  the  crown  of  a  tooth  [syn:  {tooth 
  enamel}] 
  2:  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:  a  paint  that  dries  to  a  hard  glossy  finish 
  4:  any  smooth  glossy  coating  that  resembles  ceramic  glaze 
  v  :  coat,  inlay,  or  surface  with  enamel 




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