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etch

 (ĕch)
v. etched, etch·ing, etch·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To cut into the surface of (glass, for example) by the action of acid, especially by coating the surface with wax or another protective layer and drawing lines with a needle and then using the acid to form the lines on the unprotected parts of the surface.
b. To make or create by this method: etch a design on glass.
2.
a. To draw or write by cutting or scraping: etched his initials in the metal.
b. To cut or scrape something in or on: etched the metal with a knife.
3. To impress or delineate clearly: a landscape that is forever etched in my memory; trees that are etched against the sky.
v.intr.
To engage in etching.

[Dutch etsen, from German ätzen, from Middle High German etzen, from Old High German ezzen, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]

etch′er n.

etch

(ɛtʃ)
vb
1. (Chemistry) (tr) to wear away the surface of (a metal, glass, etc) by chemical action, esp the action of an acid
2. (Crafts) to cut or corrode (a design, decoration, etc) on (a metal or other plate to be used for printing) by using the action of acid on parts not covered by wax or other acid-resistant coating
3. (tr) to cut with or as if with a sharp implement: he etched his name on the table.
4. (tr; usually passive) to imprint vividly: the event was etched on her memory.
[C17: from Dutch etsen, from Old High German azzen to feed, bite]
ˈetcher n

etch

(ɛtʃ)

v.t.
1. to engrave with an acid or the like, as to form a design in furrows that when charged with ink will give an impression on paper.
2. to produce (a design, image, etc.) by this method, as on copper or glass.
3. to outline clearly or sharply; delineate.
4. to fix or imprint firmly: His face is etched in my memory.
v.i.
5. to practice the art of etching.
[1625–35; < Dutch etsen < German ätzen to etch, orig. cause to eat; c. Old English ettan to graze; akin to eat]
etch′er, n.

etch


Past participle: etched
Gerund: etching

Imperative
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Present
I etch
you etch
he/she/it etches
we etch
you etch
they etch
Preterite
I etched
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we etched
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Present Continuous
I am etching
you are etching
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we are etching
you are etching
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Present Perfect
I have etched
you have etched
he/she/it has etched
we have etched
you have etched
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Past Continuous
I was etching
you were etching
he/she/it was etching
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you were etching
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Past Perfect
I had etched
you had etched
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you had etched
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Future
I will etch
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Future Perfect
I will have etched
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you will have etched
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Future Continuous
I will be etching
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been etching
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we have been etching
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been etching
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you will have been etching
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been etching
you had been etching
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Conditional
I would etch
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Past Conditional
I would have etched
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.etch - make an etching of; "He etched her image into the surface"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
print - make into a print; "print the negative"
aquatint - etch in aquatint
2.etch - cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible; "a face etched with pain"; "the leafless branches etched against the sky"
show - make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
3.etch - carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block; "engrave a letter"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
print - make into a print; "print the negative"
benday - reproduce by the Benday process
stipple - engrave by means of dots and flicks
4.etch - carve or cut a design or letters into; "engrave the pen with the owner's name"
chip at, carve - engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark"
engrave, inscribe, grave, scratch - carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"
5.etch - selectively dissolve the surface of (a semiconductor or printed circuit) with a solvent, laser, or stream of electrons
dissolve - cause to fade away; "dissolve a shot or a picture"

etch

verb
1. engrave, cut, impress, stamp, carve, imprint, inscribe, furrow, incise, ingrain a simple band of heavy gold etched with runes
2. corrode, eat into, burn into The acid etched holes in the surface.

etch

verb
1. To cut (a design or inscription) into a hard surface, especially for printing:
2. To produce a deep impression of:
Translations
يَحْفُر على المَعْدَن
ætseindgravereradere
æta
ėsdintiišėsdinti
asētkodināt
leptať
hâkketmekoymak

etch

[etʃ] VTgrabar al aguafuerte (fig) → grabar
it is etched on my memory foreverlo tengo grabado para siempre en mi memoria

etch

[ˈɛtʃ] vt
[+ design] → graver à l'eau-forte
to etch sth on sth [+ design] → graver qch à l'eau-forte sur qch
(fig)
It is etched on my memory → C'est gravé dans ma mémoire.

etch

viätzen; (in copper) → in Kupfer stechen; (in other metals) → radieren
vtätzen; (in copper) → in Kupfer stechen; (in other metals) → radieren; the windows were etched with the vehicle registration numberdas Autokennzeichen war in die Scheiben eingeätzt; the event was etched on her minddas Ereignis hatte sich ihr ins Gedächtnis eingegraben

etch

[ɛtʃ] vtincidere all'acquaforte

etch

(etʃ) verb
to make (designs) on metal, glass etc using an acid to eat out the lines.
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