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lac·quer

 (lăk′ər)
n.
1. Any of various clear or colored synthetic coatings made by dissolving nitrocellulose or other cellulose derivatives together with plasticizers and pigments in a mixture of volatile solvents and used to impart a high gloss to surfaces.
2. A glossy, resinous material, such as the processed sap of the lacquer tree, used as a surface coating.
3. A finish that is baked onto the inside of food and beverage cans.
tr.v. lac·quered, lac·quer·ing, lac·quers
1. To coat with lacquer.
2. To give a sleek, glossy finish to.

[Obsolete French lacre, sealing wax, from Portuguese, from lacca, resin of the lac insect, from Arabic lakk; see lac1.]

lac′quer·er n.

lacquer

(ˈlækə)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a hard glossy coating made by dissolving cellulose derivatives or natural resins in a volatile solvent
2. (Elements & Compounds) a black resinous substance, obtained from certain trees, used to give a hard glossy finish to wooden furniture
3. (Plants) lacquer tree Also called: varnish tree an E Asian anacardiaceous tree, Rhus verniciflua, whose stem yields a toxic exudation from which black lacquer is obtained
4. (Hairdressing & Grooming) Also called: hair lacquer a mixture of shellac and alcohol for spraying onto the hair to hold a style in place
5. (Art Terms) art decorative objects coated with such lacquer, often inlaid
vb
(tr) to apply lacquer to
[C16: from obsolete French lacre sealing wax, from Portuguese laca lac1]
ˈlacquerer n

lac•quer

(ˈlæk ər)
n.
1. a protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent sometimes with pigment added.
2. any of various resinous varnishes used to produce a highly polished, lustrous surface on wood.
3. Also called lac′quer•ware`. ware, esp. of wood, coated with such a varnish and often inlaid.
v.t.
4. to coat with lacquer.
5. to cover, as with facile or fluent words or explanations cleverly worded, etc.; obscure the faults of; gloss (often fol. by over): The speech tended to lacquer over the terrible conditions.
[1570–80; earlier leckar, laker < Portuguese lacre, lacar, alter. of laca < Arabic lakk < Persian lâk lac1]
lac′quer•er, n.

lacquer


Past participle: lacquered
Gerund: lacquering

Imperative
lacquer
lacquer
Present
I lacquer
you lacquer
he/she/it lacquers
we lacquer
you lacquer
they lacquer
Preterite
I lacquered
you lacquered
he/she/it lacquered
we lacquered
you lacquered
they lacquered
Present Continuous
I am lacquering
you are lacquering
he/she/it is lacquering
we are lacquering
you are lacquering
they are lacquering
Present Perfect
I have lacquered
you have lacquered
he/she/it has lacquered
we have lacquered
you have lacquered
they have lacquered
Past Continuous
I was lacquering
you were lacquering
he/she/it was lacquering
we were lacquering
you were lacquering
they were lacquering
Past Perfect
I had lacquered
you had lacquered
he/she/it had lacquered
we had lacquered
you had lacquered
they had lacquered
Future
I will lacquer
you will lacquer
he/she/it will lacquer
we will lacquer
you will lacquer
they will lacquer
Future Perfect
I will have lacquered
you will have lacquered
he/she/it will have lacquered
we will have lacquered
you will have lacquered
they will have lacquered
Future Continuous
I will be lacquering
you will be lacquering
he/she/it will be lacquering
we will be lacquering
you will be lacquering
they will be lacquering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lacquering
you have been lacquering
he/she/it has been lacquering
we have been lacquering
you have been lacquering
they have been lacquering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lacquering
you will have been lacquering
he/she/it will have been lacquering
we will have been lacquering
you will have been lacquering
they will have been lacquering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lacquering
you had been lacquering
he/she/it had been lacquering
we had been lacquering
you had been lacquering
they had been lacquering
Conditional
I would lacquer
you would lacquer
he/she/it would lacquer
we would lacquer
you would lacquer
they would lacquer
Past Conditional
I would have lacquered
you would have lacquered
he/she/it would have lacquered
we would have lacquered
you would have lacquered
they would have lacquered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lacquer - a black resinous substance obtained from certain trees and used as a natural varnishlacquer - a black resinous substance obtained from certain trees and used as a natural varnish
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
2.lacquer - a hard glossy coating
coating, coat - a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
japan - lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient
Verb1.lacquer - coat with lacquer; "A lacquered box from China"
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
japan - coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan

lacquer

noun varnish, wax, glaze, enamel, resin, shellac, japan We put on the second coating of lacquer.
Translations
طِلاء للشَّعْروِرْنِيشُ الِلّكوَرْنيش، دِهان محلول اللكيُغَطي بطِلاء اللك
laklak na vlasylakovat
laklakere
lakka
lak
belakkoz
hárlakklakklakka
ラッカー
래커
lakaslakuotipolitūra
lakalakot
lak na vlasynalakovať
lack
น้ำมันแลกเกอร์
sơn mài

lacquer

[ˈlækəʳ]
A. Nlaca f (also hair lacquer) → laca f (para el pelo); (for nails) → esmalte m (de uñas), laca f (de uñas)
B. VT [+ wood] → lacar, barnizar con laca
to lacquer one's hairponerse or echarse laca en el pelo
to lacquer one's nailsdarse esmalte en las uñas

lacquer

[ˈlækər] n
(for wood, paint)laque f
(for hair)laque f

lacquer

nLack m; (= hair lacquer)Haarspray nt; (= nail lacquer)Nagellack m
vtlackieren; hairsprayen

lacquer

[ˈlækəʳ]
1. n (for wood, hair) → lacca
2. vt (wood) → laccare; (hair) → mettere la lacca su

lacquer

(ˈlӕkə) noun
1. a type of varnish. He painted the iron table with black lacquer.
2. a sticky liquid sprayed on the hair to keep it in place.
verb
to cover with lacquer.

lacquer

وِرْنِيشُ الِلّك lak lak Lack λάκα laca lakka laque lak lacca ラッカー 래커 lak lakk lakier laca лак lack น้ำมันแลกเกอร์ lake sơn mài
References in classic literature ?
He likened the colour quality of it to lacquer. Indeed, he took it to be some sort of lacquer, applied by man, but a lacquer too marvellously clever to have been manufactured by the bush-folk.
And there was that marvellous cabinet on the landing, black lacquer with silver herons, which alone would repay a couple of burglars.
His rounds took him into low-roofed cottages in which were fishing tackle and sails and here and there mementoes of deep-sea travelling, a lacquer box from Japan, spears and oars from Melanesia, or daggers from the bazaars of Stamboul; there was an air of romance in the stuffy little rooms, and the salt of the sea gave them a bitter freshness.
There was a rustle of chirruping sparrows in the green lacquer leaves of the ivy, and the blue cloud-shadows chased themselves across the grass like swallows.
The sky looks lacquered; clouds there are none; the horizon floats; and this nakedness of unrelieved radiance is as the insufferable splendors of God's throne.
Haviland," he added, stepping to his writing table, "this lacquered shrine, with its pagoda roof, has been attributed to Kobo-Daishi, and has stood upon the writing table of seven emperors.
Or why, irrespective of all latitudes and longitudes, does the name of the White Sea exert such a spectralness over the fancy, while that of the Yellow Sea lulls us with mortal thoughts of long lacquered mild afternoons on the waves, followed by the gaudiest and yet sleepiest of sunsets?
He carried a Moorish cutlass hanging from a broad green and gold baldric; the buskins were of the same make as the baldric; the spurs were not gilt, but lacquered green, and so brightly polished that, matching as they did the rest of his apparel, they looked better than if they had been of pure gold.
As Tarzan picked it up he saw that it had been heavily lacquered and had withstood the slight ravages of time so well as to be in as perfect a state of preservation today as it had been when its owner dropped into his last, long sleep perhaps centuries ago.
When he blew this bugle, four-and-twenty other gentlemen of inferior rank, in Lincoln green a little coarser, and russet boots with a little thicker soles, turned out directly: and away galloped the whole train, with spears in their hands like lacquered area railings, to hunt down the boars, or perhaps encounter a bear: in which latter case the baron killed him first, and greased his whiskers with him afterwards.
"Let's have a game at billiards," one of his friends said--the tall one, with lacquered mustachios.
Then raising from their lacquered gloom Old keepsakes, tokens of undying love, A golden hair-pin, an enamel brooch, She bids him bear them to her lord.