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 ?
You think she is too old, too sedate," Lute insisted.
I'm glad I was born in California," Lute remarked, as she swung astride of Ban.
Chris and Lute looked at each other for a moment, the mare still drawing ahead, so that Chris was compelled slowly to turn his head.
Lute beamed triumphantly, as they pulled into a walk.
Why, Dolly, this is most remarkable," Lute began reprovingly.
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?
Scheih Ibrahim immediately took a lute from a cup-board and gave it to the Persian, who began to play on it, singing the while with such skill and taste that the Caliph was enchanted.
Never have I heard a finer voice, nor the lute better played.
When they had finished Noureddin took thirty gold pieces (all that remained of what Sangiar had given him) and presented them to the Caliph, who, thanking him, asked as a further favour if the lady would play him one piece on the lute.
The fair Persian, astounded that he should wish to part from her, took her lute, and with tears in her eyes sang her reproaches to its music.
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.
From silver lamps a thin blue smoke is streaming, And golden vases 'mid the feast are gleaming; Now sound the lutes in unison, Within the gates our lives are one.