inlay definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • setting (items of timber or ivory, as an example) into a surface, typically at exact same amount, to form a design.
    • To decorate by setting in such designs.
    • To insert (a photograph, including) within a mat in a book.
    • To lay within; therefore, to place, as bits of pearl, ivory, mother-of-pearl, choice forests, or perhaps the want, in a groundwork of other product; to create an ornamental surface; to broaden or decorate with insertions.
  • noun:
    • Contrasting material set into a surface in pieces to create a design.
    • A design, structure, or decoration produced by inlaying.
    • dental care an excellent stuffing, at the time of silver or porcelain, suited to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into location.
    • the materials put within yet another product in the shape of a decoration.
    • Matter or items of wood, ivory, etc., inlaid, or prepared for inlaying; what is placed or inlaid for decoration or variety.
    • what is placed or set in something else, specifically for producing decorative impact.
    • An ornamental design generated by inlaying one material an additional, or by inserting a number of products in combo, such as a mosaic.
    • (dentistry) a filling composed of an excellent material (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into location
    • a decoration produced by fitted pieces of lumber into prepared slots in a surface
  • verb:
    • to position bits of a foreign product within another material to form a decorative design.
    • To fill a tooth.
    • decorate the outer lining of by placing lumber, rock, and steel
  • others:
    • To set in, as a hiding-place; conceal.
    • To lay in; provide; store up.
    • To set or put in something; fix into or upon one thing, for ornamentation.
    • To enhance with ornamental products set in a standard groundwork; decoration with inserted work: as, to inlay a cabinet with ivory or ebony; an inlaid table.

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