stucco


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stuc·co

 (stŭk′ō)
n. pl. stuc·coes or stuc·cos
1. A durable finish for exterior walls, usually composed of cement, sand, and lime, and applied while wet.
2. A fine plaster for interior wall ornamentation, such as moldings.
3. A plaster or cement finish for interior walls.
4. Stuccowork.
tr.v. stuc·coed, stuc·co·ing, stuc·coes or stuc·cos
To finish or decorate with stucco.

[Italian, of Germanic origin.]

stucco

(ˈstʌkəʊ)
n, pl -coes or -cos
1. (Architecture) a weather-resistant mixture of dehydrated lime, powdered marble, and glue, used in decorative mouldings on buildings
2. (Building) any of various types of cement or plaster used for coating outside walls
3. (Architecture) Also called: stuccowork decorative work moulded in stucco
vb, -coes, -cos, -coing or -coed
(Building) (tr) to apply stucco to
[C16: from Italian, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German stukki a fragment, crust, Old English stycce]
ˈstuccoer n

stuc•co

(ˈstʌk oʊ)

n., pl. -coes, -cos, n.
1. an exterior finish for masonry or frame walls, usu. composed of cement, sand, and hydrated lime mixed with water and laid on wet.
2. any of various fine plasters for decorative work, moldings, etc.
3. a wall, facing, etc., made of such materials.
v.t.
4. to cover or ornament with stucco.
[1590–1600; < Italian < Langobardic; compare Old High German stucki crust]

stucco


Past participle: stuccoed
Gerund: stuccoing

Imperative
stucco
stucco
Present
I stucco
you stucco
he/she/it stuccos/stuccoes
we stucco
you stucco
they stucco
Preterite
I stuccoed
you stuccoed
he/she/it stuccoed
we stuccoed
you stuccoed
they stuccoed
Present Continuous
I am stuccoing
you are stuccoing
he/she/it is stuccoing
we are stuccoing
you are stuccoing
they are stuccoing
Present Perfect
I have stuccoed
you have stuccoed
he/she/it has stuccoed
we have stuccoed
you have stuccoed
they have stuccoed
Past Continuous
I was stuccoing
you were stuccoing
he/she/it was stuccoing
we were stuccoing
you were stuccoing
they were stuccoing
Past Perfect
I had stuccoed
you had stuccoed
he/she/it had stuccoed
we had stuccoed
you had stuccoed
they had stuccoed
Future
I will stucco
you will stucco
he/she/it will stucco
we will stucco
you will stucco
they will stucco
Future Perfect
I will have stuccoed
you will have stuccoed
he/she/it will have stuccoed
we will have stuccoed
you will have stuccoed
they will have stuccoed
Future Continuous
I will be stuccoing
you will be stuccoing
he/she/it will be stuccoing
we will be stuccoing
you will be stuccoing
they will be stuccoing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stuccoing
you have been stuccoing
he/she/it has been stuccoing
we have been stuccoing
you have been stuccoing
they have been stuccoing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stuccoing
you will have been stuccoing
he/she/it will have been stuccoing
we will have been stuccoing
you will have been stuccoing
they will have been stuccoing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stuccoing
you had been stuccoing
he/she/it had been stuccoing
we had been stuccoing
you had been stuccoing
they had been stuccoing
Conditional
I would stucco
you would stucco
he/she/it would stucco
we would stucco
you would stucco
they would stucco
Past Conditional
I would have stuccoed
you would have stuccoed
he/she/it would have stuccoed
we would have stuccoed
you would have stuccoed
they would have stuccoed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stucco - a plaster now made mostly from Portland cement and sand and limestucco - a plaster now made mostly from Portland cement and sand and lime; applied while soft to cover exterior walls or surfaces
plaster - a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
render - a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
Verb1.stucco - decorate with stucco work; "stuccoed ceilings"
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"
2.stucco - coat with stucco; "stucco the ceiling"
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
Translations

stucco

[ˈstʌkəʊ]
A. N (stuccoes or stuccos (pl)) → estuco m
B. ADJde estuco
C. VTestucar

stucco

[ˈstʌkəʊ]
nstuc m
modif [house, walls] → en stuc

stucco

n pl <-(e)s> → Stuck m; (also stucco work)Stuckarbeit f, → Stukkatur f
adj attrStuck-; stucco ceilingStuckdecke f
vtmit Stuck verzieren

stucco

[ˈstʌkəʊ] nstucco
References in classic literature ?
As he struck the wall, pieces of stucco similar to that used in the ground work of arabesques broke off, and fell to the ground in flakes, exposing a large white stone.
It had, indeed, a very cheery aspect, the walls being overspread with a kind of stucco, in which fragments of broken glass were plentifully intermixed; so that, when the sunshine fell aslant-wise over the front of the edifice, it glittered and sparkled as if diamonds had been flung against it by the double handful.
She glanced mechanically at the house opposite, a stucco house with a portico, and went to the child's bed.
Minto Square, Great Clive Street, Warren Street, Hastings Street, Ochterlony Place, Plassy Square, Assaye Terrace ("gardens" was a felicitous word not applied to stucco houses with asphalt terraces in front, so early as 1827)--who does not know these respectable abodes of the retired Indian aristocracy, and the quarter which Mr.
Miss Haldin had already noticed that the hall was like a dusty barn of marble and stucco with cobwebs in the corners and faint tracks of mud on the black and white tessellated floor.
But its wide front, with a stone balcony from end to end of the piano nobile or most important floor, was architectural enough, with the aid of various pilasters and arches; and the stucco with which in the intervals it had long ago been endued was rosy in the April afternoon.
But in the city where the painted stucco blisters under the smoky sun, and the sooty rain brings slush and mud, and the snow lies piled in dirty heaps, and the chill blasts whistle down dingy streets and shriek round flaring gas lit corners, no face of Nature charms us.
In the venerable suburb--it was a suburb once--of Clerkenwell, towards that part of its confines which is nearest to the Charter House, and in one of those cool, shady Streets, of which a few, widely scattered and dispersed, yet remain in such old parts of the metropolis,--each tenement quietly vegetating like an ancient citizen who long ago retired from business, and dozing on in its infirmity until in course of time it tumbles down, and is replaced by some extravagant young heir, flaunting in stucco and ornamental work, and all the vanities of modern days,--in this quarter, and in a street of this description, the business of the present chapter lies.
It was one of those entrance-halls which make the surrounding rooms look like closets--with stucco angels, trumpets, and flower-wreaths on the lofty ceiling, and great medallions of miscellaneous heroes on the walls, alternating with statues in niches.
Tom understood his father's thoughts, and heartily wishing he might be always as well disposed to give them but partial expression, began to see, more clearly than he had ever done before, that there might be some ground of offence, that there might be some reason for the glance his father gave towards the ceiling and stucco of the room; and that when he inquired with mild gravity after the fate of the billiard-table, he was not proceeding beyond a very allowable curiosity.
Its roof was of black slate, with bright unweathered ridge-tiling; its walls were of blood-coloured brick, cornered and banded with vermiculated stucco work, and there was cobalt, magenta, and purest apple-green window-glass on either side of the front door.
The Countess Olenska had said "after five"; and at half after the hour Newland Archer rang the bell of the peeling stucco house with a giant wisteria throttling its feeble cast-iron balcony, which she had hired, far down West Twenty-third Street, from the vagabond Medora.