earthenware


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earth·en·ware

 (ûr′thən-wâr′, -thən-)
n.
Pottery made from a porous clay that is fired at relatively low temperatures. Faience, delft, and majolica are examples of earthenware.

earthenware

(ˈɜːθənˌwɛə)
n
(Ceramics)
a. vessels, etc, made of baked clay
b. (as adjective): an earthenware pot.

earth•en•ware

(ˈɜr θənˌwɛər)

n.
1. pottery of baked or hardened clay, esp. any of the coarse, opaque varieties.
2. clay for making such pottery.
[1640–50]
ceramic, earthenware - Pottery made from clay is called ceramic or earthenware.
See also related terms for pottery.

earthenware

Pottery fired to a relatively low temperature (2012°F), easy to work, and having a dull finish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earthenware - ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heatearthenware - ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
ceramic ware - utensils made from ceramic material
delft - a style of glazed earthenware; usually white with blue decoration
faience - glazed earthenware decorated with opaque colors
maiolica, majolica - highly decorated earthenware with a glaze of tin oxide
terra cotta - a hard unglazed brownish-red earthenware
Samian ware, terra sigillata - earthenware made from the reddish-brown clay found on the Aegean island of Lemnos

earthenware

noun crockery, pots, ceramics, pottery, terracotta, crocks, faience, maiolica colourful Italian china and earthenware
Translations
خَزَف، فُخّـار
keramik-lertøjlertøjs-
agyagedény
leirvara

earthenware

[ˈɜːθənwɛəʳ]
A. Nloza f (de barro)
B. CPDde barro

earthenware

[ˈɜːrθənwɛər]
nterre f cuite
modifen terre cuite

earthenware

n (= material)Ton m; (= dishes etc)Tongeschirr nt
adjaus Ton, Ton-; earthenware crockeryTongeschirr nt

earthenware

[ˈɜːθnwɛəʳ]
1. nterraglie fpl, terracotta
2. adjdi terracotta

earth

(əːð) noun
1. the third planet in order of distance from the Sun; the planet on which we live. Is Earth nearer the Sun than Mars is?; the geography of the earth.
2. the world as opposed to heaven. heaven and earth.
3. soil. Fill the plant-pot with earth.
4. dry land; the ground. the earth, sea and sky.
5. a burrow or hole of an animal, especially of a fox.
6. (a wire that provides) an electrical connection with the earth.
verb
to connect to earth electrically. Is your washing-machine properly earthed?
ˈearthen adjective
(of a floor etc) made of earth.
ˈearthly adjective
1. of or belonging to this world; not heavenly or spiritual. this earthly life.
2. possible. This gadget has no earthly use.
ˈearthenware noun, adjective
(of) a kind of pottery coarser than china. an earthenware dish.
ˈearthquake noun
a shaking of the earth's surface. The village was destroyed by an earthquake.
ˈearthworm noun
(usually worm) a kind of small animal with a ringed body and no backbone, living in damp earth.
on earth
used for emphasis. What on earth are you doing?; the stupidest man on earth.
run to earth
to find (something or someone) after a long search. He ran his friend to earth in the pub.
References in classic literature ?
What had been the counter or "bar" of the saloon, gorgeous in white and gold, now sawn in two and divided, was set up on opposite sides of the room as separate dressing-tables, decorated with huge bunches of azaleas, that hid the rough earthenware bowls, and gave each table the appearance of a vestal altar.
I fancy it knew me: it pushed its nose against mine by way of salute, and then hastened to devour the porridge; while I groped from step to step, collecting the shattered earthenware, and drying the spatters of milk from the banister with my pocket-handkerchief.
Others, men and women, dipped in the puddles with little mugs of mutilated earthenware, or even with handkerchiefs from women's heads, which were squeezed dry into infants' mouths; others made small mud- embankments, to stem the wine as it ran; others, directed by lookers-on up at high windows, darted here and there, to cut off little streams of wine that started away in new directions; others devoted themselves to the sodden and lee-dyed pieces of the cask, licking, and even champing the moister wine-rotted fragments with eager relish.
It was one of his daily tasks to fetch his water from a well a couple of fields off, and for this purpose, ever since he came to Raveloe, he had had a brown earthenware pot, which he held as his most precious utensil among the very few conveniences he had granted himself.
The head was lying a little clear of the water jar, under the curve of it; and, as his teeth met, Rikki braced his back against the bulge of the red earthenware to hold down the head.
Having travelled some days, we were met by the King's brother, to whom, by the advice of Chec Furt, whose intent in following us was to squeeze all he could from us; we presented some pieces of Chinese workmanship, such as cases of boxes, a standish, and some earthenware, together with several pieces of painted calico, which were so much more agreeable, that he desired some other pieces instead of our Chinese curiosities; we willingly made the exchange.
There, on a table, surrounded at some distance by a large and luxurious divan, every species of tobacco known, -- from the yellow tobacco of Petersburg to the black of Sinai, and so on along the scale from Maryland and Porto-Rico, to Latakia, -- was exposed in pots of crackled earthenware of which the Dutch are so fond; beside them, in boxes of fragrant wood, were ranged, according to their size and quality, pueros, regalias, havanas, and manillas; and, in an open cabinet, a collection of German pipes, of chibouques, with their amber mouth-pieces ornamented with coral, and of narghiles, with their long tubes of morocco, awaiting the caprice or the sympathy of the smokers.
THE dairy was certainly worth looking at: it was a scene to sicken for with a sort of calenture in hot and dusty streets--such coolness, such purity, such fresh fragrance of new-pressed cheese, of firm butter, of wooden vessels perpetually bathed in pure water; such soft colouring of red earthenware and creamy surfaces, brown wood and polished tin, grey limestone and rich orange-red rust on the iron weights and hooks and hinges.
Indeed Therese did somehow resemble an achievement, wonderful enough in its way, in unglazed earthenware.
His son and his son's wife were disgusted at this, so the old grandfather at last had to sit in the corner behind the stove, and they gave him his food in an earthenware bowl, and not even enough of it.
Umbopa set to work, with the assistance of an extremely prepossessing young woman, to boil our portion in a large earthenware pot over a fire which was built outside the hut, and when it was nearly ready we sent a message to Infadoos, and asked him and Scragga, the king's son, to join us.
The Duke of Egypt brought an earthenware crock, without uttering a word.