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dam·ask

 (dăm′əsk)
n.
1. A rich patterned fabric of cotton, linen, silk, or wool.
2. A fine, twilled table linen.
3. Damascus steel.
4. The wavy pattern on Damascus steel.
tr.v. dam·asked, dam·ask·ing, dam·asks
1. To damascene.
2. To decorate or weave with rich patterns.

[Middle English, Damascus, damask, from Latin Damascus, from Greek Damaskos.]

dam′ask adj.

damask

(ˈdæməsk)
n
1. (Crafts)
a. a reversible fabric, usually silk or linen, with a pattern woven into it. It is used for table linen, curtains, etc
b. table linen made from this
c. (as modifier): a damask tablecloth.
2. (Metallurgy) short for Damascus steel
3. (Metallurgy) the wavy markings on such steel
4. (Colours)
a. the greyish-pink colour of the damask rose
b. (as adjective): damask wallpaper.
vb
(Textiles) (tr) another word for damascene1
[C14: from Medieval Latin damascus, from Damascus, where this fabric was originally made]

dam•ask

(ˈdæm əsk)

n.
1. an elaborately patterned, usu. reversible fabric of linen, silk, cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers, woven on a Jacquard loom.
2.
b. the wavy appearance of such steel.
3. the pink color of the damask rose.
adj.
4. made of or resembling damask.
5. of the pink color of the damask rose.
v.t.
6. to damascene.
[1200–50; Middle English damaske < Medieval Latin damascus, after Damascus]

damask


Past participle: damasked
Gerund: damasking

Imperative
damask
damask
Present
I damask
you damask
he/she/it damasks
we damask
you damask
they damask
Preterite
I damasked
you damasked
he/she/it damasked
we damasked
you damasked
they damasked
Present Continuous
I am damasking
you are damasking
he/she/it is damasking
we are damasking
you are damasking
they are damasking
Present Perfect
I have damasked
you have damasked
he/she/it has damasked
we have damasked
you have damasked
they have damasked
Past Continuous
I was damasking
you were damasking
he/she/it was damasking
we were damasking
you were damasking
they were damasking
Past Perfect
I had damasked
you had damasked
he/she/it had damasked
we had damasked
you had damasked
they had damasked
Future
I will damask
you will damask
he/she/it will damask
we will damask
you will damask
they will damask
Future Perfect
I will have damasked
you will have damasked
he/she/it will have damasked
we will have damasked
you will have damasked
they will have damasked
Future Continuous
I will be damasking
you will be damasking
he/she/it will be damasking
we will be damasking
you will be damasking
they will be damasking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been damasking
you have been damasking
he/she/it has been damasking
we have been damasking
you have been damasking
they have been damasking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been damasking
you will have been damasking
he/she/it will have been damasking
we will have been damasking
you will have been damasking
they will have been damasking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been damasking
you had been damasking
he/she/it had been damasking
we had been damasking
you had been damasking
they had been damasking
Conditional
I would damask
you would damask
he/she/it would damask
we would damask
you would damask
they would damask
Past Conditional
I would have damasked
you would have damasked
he/she/it would have damasked
we would have damasked
you would have damasked
they would have damasked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.damask - a table linen made from linen with a damask patterndamask - a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern
napery, table linen - linens for the dining table
2.damask - a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Adj.1.damask - having a woven pattern; "damask table linens"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
Translations
damastivaaleanpunainen

damask

[ˈdæməsk]
A. ADJ [cloth] → adamascado; [steel] → damasquinado
B. N (= cloth) → damasco m; (= steel) → acero m damasquinado
C. VT [+ cloth] → adamascar; [+ steel] → damasquinar
D. CPD damask rose Nrosa f de Damasco

damask

[ˈdæməsk] n (= cloth) → damas m

damask

n
Damast m
damask (steel)Damaszener Stahl m
adj
Damast-, aus Damast; damask tableclothDamasttischdecke f
(liter: colour) → rosig

damask

[ˈdæməsk]
1. ndamasco
2. adjdamascato/a
References in classic literature ?
March, patting the damask tablecloths, with a truly feminine appreciation of their fineness.
The cut glass, the silver, the heavy damask which daily appeared upon the table were the envy of many women whose husbands were less generous than Mr.
Hepzibah's small and ancient table, supported on its slender and graceful legs, and covered with a cloth of the richest damask, looked worthy to be the scene and centre of one of the cheerfullest of parties.
From the variety it contained, Miss Ophelia pulled out first a fine damask table-cloth stained with blood, having evidently been used to envelop some raw meat.
The place would have a warm look, though, in any weather, for the window-curtains were of red silk damask, and the walls were covered with the same fire-hued goods--so, also, were the four sofas and the brigade of chairs.
A bed supported on massive pillars of mahogany, hung with curtains of deep red damask, stood out like a tabernacle in the centre; the two large windows, with their blinds always drawn down, were half shrouded in festoons and falls of similar drapery; the carpet was red; the table at the foot of the bed was covered with a crimson cloth; the walls were a soft fawn colour with a blush of pink in it; the wardrobe, the toilet-table, the chairs were of darkly polished old mahogany.
Its curtains were of damask, with leafy wreaths and garlands, figured upon a gold and silver ground, and fringed along the edges with broideries of pearls, and it stood in a room hung with rows of the queen's devices in cut black velvet upon cloth of silver.
Oh no, if you please'm; that's a damask table-cloth belonging to Jenny Wren; look how it's stained with currant wine
By this road that I have described, rough and hard, stumbling here, falling there, getting up again to fall again, they reach the rank they desire, and that once attained, we have seen many who have passed these Syrtes and Scyllas and Charybdises, as if borne flying on the wings of favouring fortune; we have seen them, I say, ruling and governing the world from a chair, their hunger turned into satiety, their cold into comfort, their nakedness into fine raiment, their sleep on a mat into repose in holland and damask, the justly earned reward of their virtue; but, contrasted and compared with what the warrior undergoes, all they have undergone falls far short of it, as I am now about to show.
On a Wednesday morning, early, toward the middle of spring, in the year 16,--such was his mode of reckoning,--at the moment when the chevalier was putting on his old green-flowered damask dressing-gown, he heard, despite the cotton in his ears, the light step of a young girl who was running up the stairway.
On looking around him, however, as he could perceive no threatening object, as nothing indicated that he ran any real danger, as the bench was comfortably covered with a well-stuffed cushion, as the wall was ornamented with a beautiful Cordova leather, and as large red damask curtains, fastened back by gold clasps, floated before the window, he perceived by degrees that his fear was exaggerated, and he began to turn his head to the right and the left, upward and downward.
The middle window at the Cafe Rospoli will be hung with white damask, bearing a red cross.