Enamel

Definition of Enamel

En`am´el
n.1.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.(Min.) A glassy, opaque bead obtained by the blowpipe.
3.That which is enameled; also, any smooth, glossy surface, resembling enamel, especially if variegated.
4.(Anat.) The intensely hard calcified tissue entering into the composition of teeth. It merely covers the exposed parts of the teeth of man, but in many animals is intermixed in various ways with the dentine and cement.
5.Any one of various preparations for giving a smooth, glossy surface like that of enamel.
6.A cosmetic intended to give the appearance of a smooth and beautiful complexion.
Enamel painting
painting with enamel colors upon a ground of metal, porcelain, or the like, the colors being afterwards fixed by fire.
Enamel paper
paper glazed a metallic coating.
v. t.1.To lay enamel upon; to decorate with enamel whether inlaid or painted.
[imp. & p. p. Enameled or Enamelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Enameling or Enamelling.]
2.To variegate with colors as if with enamel.
Oft he [the serpent]bowed
His turret crest and sleek enameled neck.
- Milton.
3.To form a glossy surface like enamel upon; as, to enamel card paper; to enamel leather or cloth.
4.To disguise with cosmetics, as a woman's complexion.
v. i.1.To practice the art of enameling.
a.1.Relating to the art of enameling; as, enamel painting.

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