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etch·ing

 (ĕch′ĭng)
n.
1. The art of preparing etched plates, especially metal plates, from which designs and pictures are printed.
2. A design etched on a plate.
3. An impression made from an etched plate.

etching

(ˈɛtʃɪŋ)
n
1. (Crafts) the art, act, or process of preparing etched surfaces or of printing designs from them
2. (Crafts) an etched plate
3. (Crafts) an impression made from an etched plate

etch•ing

(ˈɛtʃ ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act or process of making designs on a metal plate, glass, etc., by the corrosive action of an acid.
2. an impression, as on paper, taken from an etched plate.
3. the design so produced.
4. a metal plate bearing such a design.
[1625–35]

etching

1. A process in which a special needle is used to draw a design on a metal plate overlaid with wax. The plate is then treated with acid, inked, and finally used to print reproductions of the design.
2. Developed in the sixteenth century, engraving on a waxcovered metal plate which is scratched with a needle to expose the surface then placed in acid, which cuts into the plate where scratched. Longer exposure to acid makes a darker print line.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.etching - an impression made from an etched plateetching - an impression made from an etched plate
aquatint - an etching made by a process that makes it resemble a water color
engraving - a print made from an engraving
2.etching - an etched plate made with the use of acid
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
3.etching - making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
printmaking - artistic design and manufacture of prints as woodcuts or silkscreens
steel engraving - the act of engraving on a steel plate
aquatint - a method of etching that imitates the broad washes of a water color

etching

noun print, impression, carving, engraving, imprint, inscription There was an old etching of the Thames on the wall opposite the window.
Translations

etching

[ˈetʃɪŋ] N (= process) → grabado m al aguafuerte; (= print made from plate) → aguafuerte m or f
he invited her in to see his etchings (hum) → la invitó a entrar a ver su colección de sellos

etching

[ˈɛtʃɪŋ] ngravure f à l'eau-forte, eau-forte f

etching

n
(= picture)Ätzung f; (in copper) → Kupferstich m; (in other metals) → Radierung f; come up and see my etchings (hum)wollen Sie noch mit heraufkommen und sich (dat)meine Briefmarkensammlung ansehen? (hum)
(= process)Ätzen nt; (in copper) → Kupferstechen nt; (in other metals) → Radieren nt

etching

[ˈɛtʃɪŋ] n (process) → incisione f all'acquaforte; (print made from plate) → acquaforte f