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e·nam·el

 (ĭ-năm′əl)
n.
1. A vitreous, usually opaque, protective or decorative coating baked on metal, glass, or ceramic ware.
2. An object having such a coating, as in a piece of cloisonné.
3. A coating that dries to a hard glossy finish: nail enamel.
4. A paint that dries to a hard glossy finish.
5. Anatomy The hard, calcareous substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth.
tr.v. e·nam·eled, e·nam·el·ing, e·nam·els or e·nam·elled or e·nam·el·ling
1. To coat, inlay, or decorate with enamel.
2. To give a glossy or brilliant surface to.
3. To adorn with a brightly colored surface.

[From Middle English enamelen, to put on enamel, from Anglo-Norman enamailler : en-, on (from Old French; see en-1) + amail, enamel (from Old French esmail, of Germanic origin; see mel- in Indo-European roots).]

e·nam′el·er, e·nam′el·ist n.

enamel

(ɪˈnæməl)
n
1. (Ceramics) a coloured glassy substance, translucent or opaque, fused to the surface of articles made of metal, glass, etc, for ornament or protection
2. (Ceramics) an article or articles ornamented with enamel
3. (Ceramics) an enamel-like paint or varnish
4. (Ceramics) any smooth glossy coating resembling enamel
5. (Hairdressing & Grooming) another word for nail polish
6. (Anatomy) the hard white calcified substance that covers the crown of each tooth
7. (Ceramics) (modifier)
a. decorated or covered with enamel: an enamel ring.
b. made with enamel: enamel paste.
vb (tr) , -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
8. (Ceramics) to inlay, coat, or otherwise decorate with enamel
9. (Ceramics) to ornament with glossy variegated colours, as if with enamel
10. (Ceramics) to portray in enamel
[C15: from Old French esmail, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German smalz lard; see smelt1]
eˈnameller, eˈnamellist, eˈnameler, eˈnamelist n
eˈnamelˌwork n

e•nam•el

(ɪˈnæm əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. a glassy substance, usu. opaque, applied by fusion to the surface of metal, pottery, etc., as an ornament or for protection.
3. any of various varnishes, paints, coatings, etc., drying to a hard, glossy finish.
4. an artistic work executed in enamel.
5. the hard, glossy, calcareous covering of the crown of a tooth.
v.t.
6. to inlay or overlay with enamel.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French enameler, enamailler=en- en-1 + -amaler, derivative of asmal, esmal enamel, Old French esmail (-al taken as the suffix -ail) < Frankish *smalt- something melted, c. Old High German smalz fat; akin to smelt1; compare smalto]
e•nam′el•er, n.
e•nam′el•ist, n.
e•nam′el•work`, n.

e·nam·el

(ĭ-năm′əl)
The hard substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth.

enamel


Past participle: enamelled
Gerund: enamelling

Imperative
enamel
enamel
Present
I enamel
you enamel
he/she/it enamels
we enamel
you enamel
they enamel
Preterite
I enamelled
you enamelled
he/she/it enamelled
we enamelled
you enamelled
they enamelled
Present Continuous
I am enamelling
you are enamelling
he/she/it is enamelling
we are enamelling
you are enamelling
they are enamelling
Present Perfect
I have enamelled
you have enamelled
he/she/it has enamelled
we have enamelled
you have enamelled
they have enamelled
Past Continuous
I was enamelling
you were enamelling
he/she/it was enamelling
we were enamelling
you were enamelling
they were enamelling
Past Perfect
I had enamelled
you had enamelled
he/she/it had enamelled
we had enamelled
you had enamelled
they had enamelled
Future
I will enamel
you will enamel
he/she/it will enamel
we will enamel
you will enamel
they will enamel
Future Perfect
I will have enamelled
you will have enamelled
he/she/it will have enamelled
we will have enamelled
you will have enamelled
they will have enamelled
Future Continuous
I will be enamelling
you will be enamelling
he/she/it will be enamelling
we will be enamelling
you will be enamelling
they will be enamelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enamelling
you have been enamelling
he/she/it has been enamelling
we have been enamelling
you have been enamelling
they have been enamelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enamelling
you will have been enamelling
he/she/it will have been enamelling
we will have been enamelling
you will have been enamelling
they will have been enamelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enamelling
you had been enamelling
he/she/it had been enamelling
we had been enamelling
you had been enamelling
they had been enamelling
Conditional
I would enamel
you would enamel
he/she/it would enamel
we would enamel
you would enamel
they would enamel
Past Conditional
I would have enamelled
you would have enamelled
he/she/it would have enamelled
we would have enamelled
you would have enamelled
they would have enamelled

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1. Glass that has been heated to form a base of porcelain, which is then decorated with scenes or designs. Popular in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
2. Colored glaze used to decorate pottery already glazed; popular in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
3. A tooth crown’s hard outer layer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enamel - hard white substance covering the crown of a toothenamel - hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth
solid body substance - the solid parts of the body
crown - the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
2.enamel - a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
3.enamel - a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish
paint, pigment - a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating; "artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably"
4.enamel - any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze
coating, coat - a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
nail enamel, nail polish, nail varnish - a cosmetic lacquer that dries quickly and that is applied to the nails to color them or make them shiny
Verb1.enamel - coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
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"
Translations
طِلاء الميناطِلاءُ المينامينا الأسْنانمِيْنَاءيَطْلي بالمينا
smaltsklovina
emaljeemalje-emaljelakemaljerelak
emali
emajl
zománcfesték
glerungurlakklakkalakkmálningtannglerungur
エナメル
에나멜
emaliniai dažaiemalisemaliuoti
emaljaemaljētemaljētsglazētglazūra
emailemailovýlakovaná maľba
emalj
สิ่งเคลือบ
diş minesiemayemayeemaye boyaemayelemek
men

enamel

[ɪˈnæməl]
A. N (gen, of teeth) → esmalte m
B. VTesmaltar
C. CPD enamel jewellery Nalhajas fpl de esmalte
enamel paint N(pintura f al) esmalte m
enamel saucepan Ncacerola f esmaltada

enamel

[ɪˈnæməl]
n
(= substance) → émail m
(= paint) → peinture f laquée
[tooth] → émail m
modif [saucepan, bowl, mug] → en émail; [bath] → en émail; [ring, brooch] → en émail

enamel

nEmail nt, → Emaille f (inf); (= paint)Email(le)lack m; (of tiles etc)Glasur f; (of teeth)Zahnschmelz m; (= nail enamel)Nagellack m
adj pot, panEmail(le)-; enamel paintEmail(le)lack m

enamel

[ɪˈnæml]
1. nsmalto
2. vtsmaltare
3. adjsmaltato/a

enamel

(iˈnӕməl) noun
1. a variety of glass applied as coating to a metal or other surface and made hard by heating. This pan is covered with enamel; (also adjective) an enamel plate.
2. the coating of the teeth.
3. a glossy paint.
verbpast tense, past participle eˈnamelled , (American) eˈnameled
to cover or decorate with enamel.

enamel

مِيْنَاء smalt emalje Email σμάλτο esmalte emali émail emajl smalto エナメル 에나멜 email emalje emalia esmalte эмаль emalj สิ่งเคลือบ emaye men 珐琅

e·nam·el

n. esmalte, sustancia dura que protege la dentina del diente.

enamel

n esmalte m
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