emery


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em·er·y

 (ĕm′ə-rē, ĕm′rē)
n.
A fine-grained impure corundum used for grinding and polishing.

[Middle English, from Old French emeri, emeril, from Late Latin smericulum, from Greek smuris, smiris; perhaps akin to smēn, to wipe, cleanse (of unknown origin) or to Hebrew šāmîr, a kind of very hard substance (possibly corundum).]

emery

(ˈɛmərɪ)
n
(Minerals)
a. a hard greyish-black mineral consisting of corundum with either magnetite or haematite: used as an abrasive and polishing agent, esp as a coating on paper, cloth, etc. Formula: Al2O3
b. (as modifier): emery paper.
[C15: from Old French esmeril, ultimately from Greek smuris powder for rubbing]

em•er•y

(ˈɛm ə ri, ˈɛm ri)

n.
a dark, impure, granular variety of corundum used for grinding and polishing.
[1475–85; < Middle French emeri, Old French esmeril < Vulgar Latin *smēriculum= Medieval Greek smêri (for Greek smýris rubbing powder; akin to smear) + Latin -culum -cule2]

em·er·y

(ĕm′ə-rē)
A dark mineral that is very hard and is used in a crushed or powdered form for grinding and polishing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emery - a hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
corundom, corundum - very hard mineral used as an abrasive
emery paper, sandpaper - stiff paper coated with powdered emery or sand
haematite, hematite - the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form
magnetic iron-ore, magnetite - an oxide of iron that is strongly attracted by magnets
Translations
صَنْفَرَه، سُنْباذَج
smergel
EmmerichSchmirgel
AymericémeriÉmeric
csiszolóporImre
smergill
dildė
smirģelis

emery

[ˈemərɪ]
A. Nesmeril m
B. CPD emery board Nlima f de uñas
emery cloth Ntela f de esmeril
emery paper Npapel m de esmeril

emery

nSchmirgel m

emery

:
emery board
nPapiernagelfeile f
emery cloth
nSchmirgelleinwand f
emery paper

emery

[ˈɛmərɪ] nsmeriglio

emery

(ˈeməri) noun
a very hard kind of mineral, used as a powder etc for polishing.
emery board
a small flat strip of wood or card coated with emery powder and used for filing the fingernails.
References in classic literature ?
They would smouch provisions from the pantry whenever they got a chance; or a brass thimble, or a cake of wax, or an emery bag, or a paper of needles, or a silver spoon, or a dollar bill, or small articles of clothing, or any other property of light value; and so far were they from considering such reprisals sinful, that they would go to church and shout and pray the loudest and sincerest with their plunder in their pockets.
She polished her needles to nothing, pushing them in and out of the emery strawberry, but they always squeaked.
Very slowly these lectures, and the tireless activity of Hubbard, pushed back the ridicule and the incredulity; and in the merry month of May, 1877, a man named Emery drifted into Hubbard's office from the near-by city of Charlestown, and leased two telephones for twenty actual dollars--the first money ever paid for a telephone.
This man, named Emery, was the object of popular detestation, in the first place because he was superintendent of finance, and every superintendent of finance deserved to be hated; in the second place, because he rather deserved the odium which he had incurred.
This was the same Emery who became eventually superintendent of finance.
who learned from the regimental chaplain that Bobby was considerably more in request in the hospital tents than the Reverend John Emery.
I will inflict Joseph Emery Prank on you no longer.
Sometimes, however, as in the affair of the assassins of Petit-Jean, the headsman of Paris, and in that of Emery Rousseau, the murderer of Jean Valleret, justice overleaped the church and passed on to the execution of its sentences; but unless by virtue of a decree of Parliament, woe to him who violated a place of asylum with armed force
Michael smiled with his eyes that he understood, and turned casually aside to investigate an open box on the floor which contained plates of turtle-shell, hack-saws, and emery paper.
Yes, I do, for he has got a raging headache, and his eyes are as red as as this emery bag," answered Rose, solemnly plunging her needle into a fat flannel strawberry.
Charlie laid himself out flat, melodramatically begging someone to take him away and hang him; but Archie, who felt worst of all, said nothing except to vow within himself that he would read to Mac till his own eyes were as red as a dozen emery bags combined.
Emery Federal Credit Union, Cincinnati, recently presented Shriners Hospitals for Children with a check for $13,290 through its nonprofit Emery Community Foundation.