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chis·el

 (chĭz′əl)
n.
A metal tool with a sharp beveled edge, used to cut and shape stone, wood, or metal.
v. chis·eled, chis·el·ing, chis·els or chis·elled or chis·el·ling
v.tr.
1. To shape or cut with a chisel.
2. Informal
a. To cheat or swindle.
b. To obtain by deception.
v.intr.
1. To use a chisel.
2. Informal
a. To use unethical methods; cheat: "who's up, who's down and who's chiseling on the side" (James Reston).
b. To intrude oneself without welcome: always tries to chisel in on our conversations.

[Middle English, from Old French cisiel, from Vulgar Latin *cīsellus, cutting tool, from diminutive of Latin caesus, past participle of caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]

chis′el·er n.

chisel

(ˈtʃɪzəl)
n
(Tools)
a. a hand tool for working wood, consisting of a flat steel blade with a cutting edge attached to a handle of wood, plastic, etc. It is either struck with a mallet or used by hand
b. a similar tool without a handle for working stone or metal
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
1. (Crafts) to carve (wood, stone, metal, etc) or form (an engraving, statue, etc) with or as with a chisel
2. slang to cheat or obtain by cheating
[C14: via Old French, from Vulgar Latin cīsellus (unattested), from Latin caesus cut, from caedere to cut]

chis•el

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(ˈtʃɪz əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. a wedgelike tool with a cutting edge at the end of the blade, often made of steel, used for cutting or shaping wood, stone, etc.
v.t.
2. to cut, shape, or fashion by or as if by carving with a chisel.
3. Slang.
a. to cheat or swindle (someone).
b. to get by cheating or trickery.
v.i.
4. to work with a chisel.
5. Slang. to trick; cheat.
[1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French, variant of Old French cisel < Vulgar Latin *cīsellus, diminutive of *cīsus, for Latin caesus, past participle of caedere to cut (-ī- generalized from prefixed derivatives)]
chis′el•er; esp. Brit., chis′el•ler, n.
chis′el•like`, adj.

chisel


Past participle: chiselled
Gerund: chiselling

Imperative
chisel
chisel
Present
I chisel
you chisel
he/she/it chisels
we chisel
you chisel
they chisel
Preterite
I chiselled
you chiselled
he/she/it chiselled
we chiselled
you chiselled
they chiselled
Present Continuous
I am chiselling
you are chiselling
he/she/it is chiselling
we are chiselling
you are chiselling
they are chiselling
Present Perfect
I have chiselled
you have chiselled
he/she/it has chiselled
we have chiselled
you have chiselled
they have chiselled
Past Continuous
I was chiselling
you were chiselling
he/she/it was chiselling
we were chiselling
you were chiselling
they were chiselling
Past Perfect
I had chiselled
you had chiselled
he/she/it had chiselled
we had chiselled
you had chiselled
they had chiselled
Future
I will chisel
you will chisel
he/she/it will chisel
we will chisel
you will chisel
they will chisel
Future Perfect
I will have chiselled
you will have chiselled
he/she/it will have chiselled
we will have chiselled
you will have chiselled
they will have chiselled
Future Continuous
I will be chiselling
you will be chiselling
he/she/it will be chiselling
we will be chiselling
you will be chiselling
they will be chiselling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chiselling
you have been chiselling
he/she/it has been chiselling
we have been chiselling
you have been chiselling
they have been chiselling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chiselling
you will have been chiselling
he/she/it will have been chiselling
we will have been chiselling
you will have been chiselling
they will have been chiselling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chiselling
you had been chiselling
he/she/it had been chiselling
we had been chiselling
you had been chiselling
they had been chiselling
Conditional
I would chisel
you would chisel
he/she/it would chisel
we would chisel
you would chisel
they would chisel
Past Conditional
I would have chiselled
you would have chiselled
he/she/it would have chiselled
we would have chiselled
you would have chiselled
they would have chiselled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chisel - an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edgechisel - an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
burin - a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point; used for engraving
cold chisel, set chisel - narrow chisel made of steel; used to cut stone or bricks
drove chisel, drove - a stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
firmer chisel - a chisel with a thin blade for woodworking
ripping chisel - a long chisel with a slightly bent cutting end; used for heavy prying or cleaning mortises
wood chisel - a chisel for working wood; it is either struck with a mallet or pushed by hand
Verb1.chisel - engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"
job - profit privately from public office and official business
shark - play the shark; act with trickery
rig, set up - arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; "rig an election"
cozen - act with artful deceit
crib - use a crib, as in an exam
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
fudge, fake, falsify, misrepresent, wangle, manipulate, cook - tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
2.chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
gazump - raise the price of something after agreeing on a lower price
cozen - cheat or trick; "He cozened the money out of the old man"
fleece, gazump, overcharge, plume, rob, soak, surcharge, hook, pluck - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
bunco, con, defraud, diddle, gip, goldbrick, gyp, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, short-change, victimize - deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
bilk - cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
bunk, beat - avoid paying; "beat the subway fare"
whipsaw - victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations
welch, welsh - cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt
victimise, victimize - make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man"
beguile, hoodwink, juggle - influence by slyness
3.chisel - carve with a chisel; "chisel the marble"
chip at, carve - engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark"

chisel

verb
Informal. To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery:
Informal: flimflam, take, trim.
Slang: diddle, do, gyp, stick, sting.
Translations
إِزْمِيلإزْميليَقْطَعُ ، يَنْحَتُ بالأزْميل
dlátorýčrýtdlabat
mejselmejslestemmestemmejern
talttahuijatataltata
dlijetlodlijeto
vésõvéső
meitill; sporjárnmeitla; spora, skera
caelum
iškaltikaltikćltas
kaltkalts
daltă
dlatodláto
dleto
mejsel
สิ่ว
keskikeski ile yontmak/oymakçelik kalem
đục

chisel

[ˈtʃɪzl] (chiselled (Brit) or chiseled (US) (vb: pt, pp))
A. N (for wood) → formón m, escoplo m; (for stone) → cincel m
B. VT
1. (also chisel out) [+ wood] → tallar; [+ stone] → cincelar; (= carve) → tallar, labrar
chiselled features (fig) → facciones fpl marcadas
2. (= swindle) → timar, estafar

chisel

[ˈtʃɪzəl] nciseau m

chisel

nMeißel m; (for wood) → Beitel m
vtmeißeln; (in wood) → stemmen; her finely chiselled featuresihr fein geschnittenes Gesicht

chisel

[ˈtʃɪzl]
1. nscalpello; (smaller) → cesello; (for engraving) → bulino
2. vt (chiselled, Am chiseled (pt, pp)) (also chisel out) → scolpire, cesellare, incidere con il bulino

chisel

(ˈtʃizl) noun
a tool with a cutting edge at the end.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈchiselled , (American) ˈchiseled
to cut or carve (wood etc) with a chisel.

chisel

إِزْمِيل dláto mejsel Meißel σμίλη cincel taltta burin dlijetlo scalpello beitel meisel dłuto cinzel долото mejsel สิ่ว keski đục 凿子

chis·el

n. cincel.
References in classic literature ?
The ingenuous Alice gazed at his free air and proud carriage, as she would have looked upon some precious relic of the Grecian chisel, to which life had been imparted by the intervention of a miracle; while Heyward, though accustomed to see the perfection of form which abounds among the uncorrupted natives, openly expressed his admiration at such an unblemished specimen of the noblest proportions of man.
I've bin kalklatin'," said Dick Mattingly, leaning on his long- handled shovel with lazy gravity, "that when I go to Rome this winter, I'll get one o' them marble sharps to chisel me a statoo o' some kind to set up on the spot where we made our big strike.
But, besides these cold, formal, and empty words of the chisel that inscribes, the voice that speaks, and the pen that writes, for the public eye and for distant time,--and which inevitably lose much of their truth and freedom by the fatal consciousness of so doing,--there were traditions about the ancestor, and private diurnal gossip about the Judge, remarkably accordant in their testimony.
One was a woman in a slim black dress, belted small under the armpits, with bulges like a cabbage in the middle of the sleeves, and a large black scoop-shovel bonnet with a black veil, and white slim ankles crossed about with black tape, and very wee black slippers, like a chisel, and she was leaning pensive on a tombstone on her right elbow, under a weeping willow, and her other hand hanging down her side holding a white handkerchief and a reticule, and underneath the picture it said "Shall I Never See Thee More Alas.
Miss Temple had looked down when he first began to speak to her; but she now gazed straight before her, and her face, naturally pale as marble, appeared to be assuming also the coldness and fixity of that material; especially her mouth, closed as if it would have required a sculptor's chisel to open it, and her brow settled gradually into petrified severity.
Lorry went into his room with a chopper, saw, chisel, and hammer, attended by Miss Pross carrying a light.
The chisel had made three or four of these attempts at embellishment over his nose, but had given them up without an effort to smooth them off.
She looked, indeed, like one of those wonderful boys of the Italian Renaissance, whom you may still see at the National Gallery, whose beauty is no denial, but rather the stamp of their slender, supple strength, young painters and sculptors who held the palette for Leonardo, or wielded the chisel for Michelangelo, and anon threw both aside to take up sword for Guelf or Ghibelline in the narrow streets of Florence.
What the brush is to the artist, what the chisel is to the sculptor, the telephone was to Harriman.
Something was at work on the other side of the wall; the prisoner had discovered the danger, and had substituted a lever for a chisel.
Tis true," he said; "but where can I get a chisel to take the planks out, a gimlet to pierce the cask?
Their sides are quite smooth, but though square, and of pretty regular formation, they bear no mark of the chisel.