Origin of enameling
- a glassy substance, usually opaque, applied by fusion to the surface of metal, pottery, etc., as an ornament or for protection.
- any of various varnishes, paints, coatings, etc., drying to a hard, glossy finish.
- any enamellike surface with a bright luster.
- an artistic work executed in enamel.
- Dentistry. the hard, glossy, calcareous covering of the crown of a tooth, containing only a slight amount of organic substance.
- to inlay or overlay with enamel.
- to form an enamellike surface upon: to enamel cardboard.
- to decorate as with enamel; variegate with colors.
Origin of enamel
Related Words for enamelinggild, lacquer, laminate, cover, paint, glaze, smear, stain, tint, illuminate, wash, enliven, embellish, darken, infuse, dye, rub, coat, covering, coating
Examples from the Web for enameling
Historical Examples of enameling
No amount of painting and enameling can restore its youthful bloom.Bizarre
I went to one Mark Antonio, an incomparable artist in enameling.The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)
The worst annoyance must be the enameling of ice our winter woods sometimes get.Birds and Poets
This method leaves the cover to be decorated in some other way, either by embossing or by enameling or by both.
The edge of the tray or plate may be decorated either by piercing, embossing, etching, or enameling.
- a coloured glassy substance, translucent or opaque, fused to the surface of articles made of metal, glass, etc, for ornament or protection
- an article or articles ornamented with enamel
- an enamel-like paint or varnish
- any smooth glossy coating resembling enamel
- another word for nail polish
- the hard white calcified substance that covers the crown of each tooth
- decorated or covered with enamelan enamel ring
- made with enamelenamel paste
- to inlay, coat, or otherwise decorate with enamel
- to ornament with glossy variegated colours, as if with enamel
- to portray in enamel
Word Origin for enamel
early 15c., from enamel (v.).
- The hard, calcareous substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth.
- The hard, translucent substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth in mammals. Enamel is the hardest substance in the body, and consists mostly of calcium salts.