EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun any of various readily molded substances for sealing joints, cementing objects together, or waterproofing surfaces. Origin of luting
First recorded in
1520–30; lute 2
-ing 1 noun a stringed musical instrument having a long, fretted neck and a hollow, typically pear-shaped body with a vaulted back. verb (used without object), lut·ed, lut·ing. verb (used with object), lut·ed, lut·ing. to perform (music) on a lute: a musician skilled at luting Elizabethan ballads. to express (a feeling, mood, etc.) by means of a lute: The minstrel eloquently luted his melancholy. Origin of lute 1 1325–75; Middle English < Middle French, Old French < Old Provençal laut < Arabic al ʿūd literally, the wood verb (used with object), lut·ed, lut·ing. to seal or cement with luting. Origin of lute 2 1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin lutum, special use of Latin lutum mud, clay noun a paving tool for spreading and smoothing concrete, consisting of a straightedge mounted transversely on a long handle. verb (used with object), lut·ed, lut·ing. to spread and smooth (concrete in a pavement) with a lute. Origin of lute 3 1870–75, ; < Americanism Dutch loet
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for luting Historical Examples of luting
A gang has been ordered to cut clay for the
luting of the coke furnaces.
Now fit the whole pipe, bowl inverted, on to the under one,
luting the edges of both well with clay.
Apply with an old brush, or by repeatedly plunging the neck of the bottle in the
luting before the latter becomes cold.
If allowed to become thick by drying, dammar may be used as
Dr Buckland says, "It is probable there was some aperture in the
luting by which small insects found admission." British Dictionary definitions for luting noun Also called: luting paste a strip of pastry placed around the dish to seal the lid of a pie noun an ancient plucked stringed instrument, consisting of a long fingerboard with frets and gut strings, and a body shaped like a sliced pear Word Origin for lute
C14: from Old French
lut, via Old Provençal from Arabic al `ūd, literally: the wood noun Also called: luting a mixture of cement and clay used to seal the joints between pipes, etc dentistry a thin layer of cement used to fix a crown or inlay in place on a tooth verb (tr) to seal (a joint or surface) with lute Word Origin for lute
C14: via Old French ultimately from Latin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for luting n.
stringed musical instrument, late 13c., from Old French
lut, leut, from Old Provençal laut, from Arabic al-'ud, the Arabian lute, literally "the wood" (source of Spanish laud, Portuguese alaude, Italian liuto), where al is the definite article. A player is a lutist (1620s) or a lutanist (c.1600, from Medieval Latin hybrid lutanista).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper