lute


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lute 1

 (lo͞ot)
n.
A stringed instrument having a body shaped like a pear sliced lengthwise and a neck with a fretted fingerboard that is usually bent just below the tuning pegs.

[Middle English, from Old French lut, from Old Provençal laut, from Arabic al-'ūd : al-, the + 'ūd, wood, branch, stem, lute.]

lute 2

 (lo͞ot)
n.
A substance, such as dried clay or cement, used to pack and seal pipe joints and other connections or coat a porous surface in order to make it tight. Also called luting.
tr.v. lut·ed, lut·ing, lutes
To coat, pack, or seal with lute.

[Middle English, from Old French lut, from Latin lutum, potter's clay.]

lute

(luːt)
n
(Instruments) an ancient plucked stringed instrument, consisting of a long fingerboard with frets and gut strings, and a body shaped like a sliced pear
[C14: from Old French lut, via Old Provençal from Arabic al 'ūd, literally: the wood]

lute

(luːt)
n
1. (Building) Also called: luting a mixture of cement and clay used to seal the joints between pipes, etc
2. (Dentistry) dentistry a thin layer of cement used to fix a crown or inlay in place on a tooth
vb
(Building) (tr) to seal (a joint or surface) with lute
[C14: via Old French ultimately from Latin lutum clay]

lute1

(lut)

n.
a stringed musical instrument having a long, fretted neck and a hollow, typically pear-shaped body with a vaulted back.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French, Old French < Old Provençal laut < Arabic al ‘ūd literally, the wood]

lute2

(lut)

n., v. lut•ed, lut•ing. n.
1. luting.
v.t.
2. to seal or cement with luting.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin lutum (Latin: mud, clay)]

Lute

 a flock of mallard.

lute


Past participle: luted
Gerund: luting

Imperative
lute
lute
Present
I lute
you lute
he/she/it lutes
we lute
you lute
they lute
Preterite
I luted
you luted
he/she/it luted
we luted
you luted
they luted
Present Continuous
I am luting
you are luting
he/she/it is luting
we are luting
you are luting
they are luting
Present Perfect
I have luted
you have luted
he/she/it has luted
we have luted
you have luted
they have luted
Past Continuous
I was luting
you were luting
he/she/it was luting
we were luting
you were luting
they were luting
Past Perfect
I had luted
you had luted
he/she/it had luted
we had luted
you had luted
they had luted
Future
I will lute
you will lute
he/she/it will lute
we will lute
you will lute
they will lute
Future Perfect
I will have luted
you will have luted
he/she/it will have luted
we will have luted
you will have luted
they will have luted
Future Continuous
I will be luting
you will be luting
he/she/it will be luting
we will be luting
you will be luting
they will be luting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been luting
you have been luting
he/she/it has been luting
we have been luting
you have been luting
they have been luting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been luting
you will have been luting
he/she/it will have been luting
we will have been luting
you will have been luting
they will have been luting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been luting
you had been luting
he/she/it had been luting
we had been luting
you had been luting
they had been luting
Conditional
I would lute
you would lute
he/she/it would lute
we would lute
you would lute
they would lute
Past Conditional
I would have luted
you would have luted
he/she/it would have luted
we would have luted
you would have luted
they would have luted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lute - a substance for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid
sealing material - any substance used to seal joints or fill cracks in a porous surface
2.lute - chordophone consisting of a plucked instrument having a pear-shaped body, a usually bent neck, and a fretted fingerboard
chordophone - a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers
fingerboard - a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers
Translations
loutna
liuto
lauto
luuttu
lutnja
lant
lúta
リュート
lyra
lutnja
luta
đàn luýt

lute

[luːt] Nlaúd m

lute

[ˈluːt] nluth m

lute

nLaute f

lute

[luːt] nliuto
References in classic literature ?
But first from under shadie arborous roof, Soon as they forth were come to open sight Of day-spring, and the Sun, who scarce up risen With wheels yet hov'ring o're the Ocean brim, Shot paralel to the earth his dewie ray, Discovering in wide Lantskip all the East Of Paradise and EDENS happie Plains, Lowly they bow'd adoring, and began Thir Orisons, each Morning duly paid In various style, for neither various style Nor holy rapture wanted they to praise Thir Maker, in fit strains pronounc't or sung Unmeditated, such prompt eloquence Flowd from thir lips, in Prose or numerous Verse, More tuneable then needed Lute or Harp To add more sweetness, and they thus began.
They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute.
At these words Amina fetched a lute from a case of yellow satin and gave it to Sadie, who sang several songs to its accompaniment.
But listen, for it seems he is tuning a lute or guitar, and from the way he is spitting and clearing his chest he must be getting ready to sing something.
Well, my dear lord, If you will not draw melodies from your lute To charm my moody and o'er-troubled soul You'll drink with me at least?
Monsieur, on Monday we go into the world; we pay and receive visits, we play on the lute, we dance, we make verses, and burn a little incense in honor of the ladies.
Desired at a feast to touch a lute, he said, He could not fiddle, but yet he could make a small town, a great city.
Because we are bidden to feast with them, because we are bidden to rejoice with them, because we are bidden to play the lute with them, because we are bidden to dance with them?
Not tables, toilettes, wardrobes, or drawers, but on one side perhaps the remains of a broken lute, on the other a ponderous chest which no efforts can open, and over the fireplace the portrait of some handsome warrior, whose features will so incomprehensibly strike you, that you will not be able to withdraw your eyes from it.
how beautiful the music seemed to us both then - far, far more beautiful than the voice of Orpheus or the lute of Apollo, or anything of that sort could have sounded.
Rosamond thought that no one could be more in love than she was; and Lydgate thought that after all his wild mistakes and absurd credulity, he had found perfect womanhood--felt as if already breathed upon by exquisite wedded affection such as would be bestowed by an accomplished creature who venerated his high musings and momentous labors and would never interfere with them; who would create order in the home and accounts with still magic, yet keep her fingers ready to touch the lute and transform life into romance at any moment; who was instructed to the true womanly limit and not a hair's- breadth beyond--docile, therefore, and ready to carry out behests which came from that limit.
Herbert was very fond of music; he sang, and played too, upon the lute and viol.