patina definition

  • noun:
    • See paten.
    • A thin greenish level, usually fundamental copper sulfate, that forms on copper or copper alloys, such bronze, due to corrosion.
    • The sheen on any surface, made by age and make use of.
    • a modification of appearance from long-standing behavior, rehearse, or use: a face etched with a patina of good lines and tiny wrinkles.
    • A paten, level style of dish
    • The color or incrustation which age and wear share with (mainly metallic) objects; particularly, the green corrosion which takes care of artwork including ancient bronzes, coins and medals.
    • an eco-friendly colour, tinted with grey, like this of bronze patina.
    • A gloss or superficial level.
    • a dish or bowl of metal or earthenware; a patella.
    • The color or incrustation which age gives to works of art; especially, the green rust which covers ancient bronzes, coins, and medals.
    • A bowl; a patella.
    • An incrustation which forms on bronze after a certain amount of experience of the current weather, or after burial underneath the ground.
    • By expansion, the surface-texture or -color which other works of attractive art, as a wooden closet and/or like, gain through the action of time.
    • the area, produced partly by accretion, partially by discoloration and also the ramifications of acid when you look at the earth, directed at marble by long inhumation.
    • [capitalized] [NL.] In conch., a genus of gastropods.
    • a superb finish of oxide at first glance of a metal
  • adjective:
    • Of a green color, tinted with grey, like that of bronze patina.

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