Definition of Enamel

1. Verb. Coat, inlay, or surface with enamel.

Category relationships: Handicraft
Entails: Fire
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament

2. Noun. Hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth.
Exact synonyms: Tooth Enamel
Generic synonyms: Solid Body Substance
Group relationships: Crown

3. Noun. A colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection.
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound

4. Noun. A paint that dries to a hard glossy finish.
Generic synonyms: Paint, Pigment

5. Noun. Any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze.
Generic synonyms: Coat, Coating
Specialized synonyms: Nail Enamel, Nail Polish, Nail Varnish

Definition of Enamel

1. n. A variety of glass, used in ornament, to cover a surface, as of metal or pottery, and admitting of after decoration in color, or used itself for inlaying or application in varied colors.

2. v. t. To lay enamel upon; to decorate with enamel whether inlaid or painted.

3. v. i. To practice the art of enameling.

4. a. Relating to the art of enameling; as, enamel painting.

5. n. Any one of various preparations for giving a smooth, glossy surface like that of enamel.

Definition of Enamel

1. Noun. An opaque, glassy coating baked onto metal or ceramic objects. ¹

2. Noun. A coating that dries to a hard, glossy finish. ¹

3. Noun. The hard covering on the exposed part of a tooth. ¹

4. Verb. to coat or decorate something with enamel ¹

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Definition of Enamel

1. to cover with a hard, glossy surface [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS]

Medical Definition of Enamel

1. A hard ceramic which covers the exposed part of your teeth. (08 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Enamel

enamel (current term)
enamel cap
enamel cell
enamel cleavage
enamel cleaver
enamel cuticle
enamel drop
enamel dysplasia
enamel epithelium
enamel fibres
enamel fissure
enamel germ
enamel hypocalcification
enamel lamella

Literary usage of Enamel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Clinical Rheumatology: A Problem-oriented Approach to Diagnosis and Management by Roland W. Moskowitz (1921)
"STRUCTURAL DEFECTS IX THE enamel. THE formation of enamel begins at the dento-enamel junction, and the tissue is laid down from within outward, ..."

2. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"Up to this time the impression prisms, crossing each other, and traversed EB, enamel-rods, traversed by pre- by faint vertical lines, which give each of ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"It was pointed out by my father, the late Sir John Tomes, that the enamel of marsupials was peculiar in that in the whole class, with the solitary exception ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Coarse pottery covered with a fine white silicious sort of pottery with most graceful and delicate designs touched on with a fine brush over a white enamel ..."

5. The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and Their Algernon Graves by Algernon Graves (1906)
"After T. Phillips, RA 571 HRH Victoria, Princess Royal, at the age of eleven months; enamel on porcelain. After a sketch by the Queen, with Her Majesty's ..."

6. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In the manufacture of the substance enamel a much greater advance has been made ... The base of enamel is a clear, colourless, transparent vitreous compound ..."

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