Definition of Putty

1. Noun. A dough-like mixture of whiting and boiled linseed oil; used especially to patch woodwork or secure panes of glass.

Generic synonyms: Cement, Filler



2. Verb. Apply putty in order to fix or fill. "Putty the window sash"
Generic synonyms: Apply, Put On

Definition of Putty

1. n. A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or soft carbonate of lime, and linseed oil, when applied beaten or kneaded to the consistence of dough, -- used in fastening glass in sashes, stopping crevices, and for similar purposes.

2. v. t. To cement, or stop, with putty.

3. n. A ball made of composition and not gutta percha.

4. n. A kind of gaiter of waterproof cloth wrapped around the leg, used by soldiers, etc.

Definition of Putty

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or resembling putty. ¹

2. Noun. A form of cement, made from linseed oil and whiting, used to fix panes of glass. ¹

3. Noun. Any of a range of similar substances. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to fix something using putty ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Putty

1. to fill with a type of cement [v -TIED, -TYING, -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Putty

putting off
putting on
putting on the block
putting oneself in someone's place
putting out
putting someone in their place
putting to death
putting to rest
putting two and two together
putting up
puttings
putto
puttock
puttocks
putts
putty (current term)
putty in someone's fingers
putty in someone's hands
putty in the hands of someone
putty knife
puttying
puttyless
puttylike
puttyroot
puttyroots
putu
puture
putures
putzed

Literary usage of Putty

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1. The Scientific American Cyclopedia of Formulas: Partly Based Upon the 28th by Albert Allis Hopkins (1910)
"This putty is excellent for bedding the glasses of hearses, ... French putty.—a.—Ruban prepares this substance by boiling 7 parts of linseed oil with 4 ..."

2. On English Poetry: Being an Irregular Approach to the Psychology of this Art by Robert Graves (1922)
"Where there are flaws in the wood, putty has to be used in order to make the pipe ... Only an expert eye can tell the putty when it has been coloured over, ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"The word has reference to the pantings or quick pulsations of breath made by a pursy person. Der. ptu-si-ness. putty. variant (by change of / to r) of OF ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The putty is made by the glazier himself, or by a labourer, ... No more putty should be made at once than is likely to be worked up in the course of a few ..."

5. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1866)
"How TO MAKE A putty KNIFE. — Take a piece of band iron about one- eighth of an inch thick and an inch and Fig. 1.— A putty Knife. a nalf ..."

6. The Techno-chemical Receipt Book: Containing Several Thousand Receipts by William Theodore Brannt, William Henry Wahl (1886)
"This glue may also be used for joining torn pieces of paper, Lime putty for Wood. Powdered slaked limo 1 part. Bye Hour 2 part«, Linseed-oil varnish 1 part, ..."

7. Notes on Building Construction by Henry Fidler, Great Britain Dept. of Science and Art (1879)
"putty. Painters' and Glaziers' putty is made with whiting (see p. 240) and oil. The whiting is reduced to very fine powder, carefully dried, passed through ..."

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