damascene definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To embellish (material) with wavy patterns of inlay or etching.
    • just like damask, or damaskeen, v. t.
  • noun:
    • Metalwork decorated with wavy habits of inlay or etching.
    • a type of plum, now called damson. See damson.
    • An inhabitant or a native associated with the city of Damascus.
    • [L. Damascena, ⟨ Gr. Δαμασκηνή, the location about Damascus, prop. fem. for the adj.] The area for which Damascus is found.
    • [lowercase] Same as damson.
    • a design produced by inlaying silver or silver into metallic
    • a native or inhabitant of Damascus
  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to damascening.
    • Of or relating to damask.
    • inlaid with silver or gold
    • Of or concerning Damascus.
    • of or regarding or characteristic of Damascus or its people
    • (of metals) decorated or inlaid with a wavy design of various (especially precious) metals
  • others:
    • Of or pertaining to the city of Damascus, anciently whilst still being the main city of Syria, and beneath the Ommiad califs capital for the Mohammedan empire, long celebrated for its works in steel. See damascus.
    • [lowercase] Of or related to the skill of damaskeening, or even anything made by that procedure.
    • The type of work exhibited when you look at the imaginative watered-steel blades for which the city of Damascus is celebrated. The variegated color of these blades is a result of the crystallization of cast-steel highly faced with carbon, an effect produced by a careful means of air conditioning. The term normally applied to ornaments a little etched on a steel surface, also to other surfaces of similar appearance, because, for example, to an etched surface of metallic metal.
    • Same as damaskeen.
  • verb:
    • inlay steel with gold-and-silver

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