Meaning of METAL in English

METAL

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a plastic/glass/metal etc container

A lot of food is sold in plastic containers.

base metal

heavy metal

metal detector

metal fatigue

metal fatigue

metal fatigue

metal/steel/iron plates

The shoes had metal plates attached to the heels.

plastic/rubber/metal etc sheeting

The roof was covered in plastic sheeting.

precious metal

Scrap metal (= metal from old cars, machines etc )

Scrap metal fetched high prices after the war.

sheet metal

wood/metal/print etc shop

One auto shop class is run just for girls.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

base

Gold mineralisation is associated with earlier fluids; antimony and base metal sulphides with later fluids.

By adding base metals , the leaders debased the currency, hurting its value, and fueling inflation.

RioFinex examined the Ordovician volcanic rocks of County Tyrone for base metals but found only minor intersections of low-grade copper mineralisation.

Sectors expected to do well include base metals , forest products, energy and technology, he added.

Gilded Finish Gilding is a process of overlaying a base metal with a very thin layer of gold.

Mineralisation within the nodules consists of uranium, vanadium and iron oxides with base metal sulphides.

The transmutation of base metal to gold was the paradigm of this sacred task.

The area has potential for the discovery of base metal sulphides.

heavy

Just the thing for all the serious aircraft enthusiasts, spotters, heavy metal fans and number-crunchers to get hold of.

Lifting the heavy hunks of metal over the chain-link fence seemed improbable and buyers of black-market bronzes are scarce.

Into most music except heavy metal , house, jazz and soul!

In Massachusetts a metal refinishing plant had been discharging heavy metal solutions into the local waterways for years.

Other plants sown with the reeds absorb heavy metals and harmful bacteria.

A heavy metal vision of post-Thatcherism, maybe.

The third was a heavy metal musical set on the Isle of Skye.

hot

A yearning pierced through her, burning, like hot metal .

Heat Hot as metal , heavy as stone, sauna shapes ripple down the thermals in zig-zags filled with boiling air.

Over a thousand tons of red hot metal shrapnel from the exploded ship rained dawn with the rocks from a black sky.

So the paper's first seven issues were produced on old, hot metal .

There was a smell in the air, hot metal , chemical steam.

Note over-large handle A plastic shroud protects the user from accidentally touching the hot metal nozzle.

Hector was heavily muscled with long arms and big, high-knuckled hands that caught sharp and hot metal surfaces and absorbed grease.

other

Articles made largely or wholly of gold, silver or other precious metals .

Kerlin is looking at other metals extraction projects that could use similar techniques.

In contrast to other commodities, metal futures contracts remain open at their original prices until their respective prompt dates.

In order to eliminate price exposure on other precious metal stocks we hedge the price wherever possible by forward sales.

Traditionally, gold and silver were the most highly prized metals although occasionally other metals or alloys were equally in demand.

Modem glass also tends to contain a greater range of other metals such as arsenic and zinc.

precious

The sheer volume of insignia required for public services means that insignia can be given only the appearance of precious metals .

On a platform about thirty women were ablaze in primary colors and precious metals .

They include objects of precious metal . like the jewelry and famous gold mask, and food and clothing.

Some analysts argue that it should, since demand for the precious metal exceeds supplies.

No less universal is their reliance on precious metals to fabricate them.

Other strong groups included precious metals and oil, both groups building on recent gains.

Fleischmann by contrast had studied hydrogen and precious metals for several years.

The device comprises a steel casing within which a ceramic or metal support is coated with a catalyst of precious metals.

scrap

This is the first time that plutonium, the most toxic substance in the world, has been discovered in scrap metal .

Myat found ships loaded with scrap metal in the port of Chongjin.

Economic disputes range from trade in textiles, alcohol and scrap metal to high duties on commercial flights over Siberia.

small

The victim still had a small piece of metal from the van in his leg, he added.

For a few seconds, he studied the small metal hatch with its four wire-secured locking nuts.

They also supply small metal clips to secure items between picture glass and a sheet of hardboard or thin plywood.

In the harsh light, its most notable feature is a small metal grate over a drain in the very center.

A little would be sprinkled into a small metal dish placed on top of a metal cylinder.

Beneath that small metal plate lay the cause of the trouble.

The computer told the robot to take off two small pieces of metal from its back.

The posters are separated by small metal plaques that bark out official regulations.

■ NOUN

band

One said he watched as a metal band holding the propeller flew off and metal peeled away from the engine.

He felt the inch of bare skin above his socks as two cold metal bands .

The metal band on the outside of a wagon wheel was a tire.

There's a bloody thrash metal band , actually.

I never thought of us as a punk band , a metal band, or a new wave band.

On his head sits a metal band with ear-phones attached.

Also, we decided to make a stylistic change on this record and I see a lot of other metal bands following suit.

bar

Thirty officers were attacked with bottles, and a metal bar .

Porches are enclosed with metal bars , like canary cages.

He was stabbed and beaten with a metal bar .

If necessary use a metal bar to increase the leverage, then repeat for the further tap.

A few deft strokes with a metal bar and Toby was free!

box

Rural communities in particular are splintering into individual metal boxes .

Ceiling fans should be mounted to a metal box in the ceiling.

I put the metal box containing the army ration-strengths down on the ground.

The sound of metal falling was the door of the metal box , which was the snake's home.

Slender, graceful, with either end encased in a rectangular metal box they looked perfectly innocuous.

And this doesn't look like the inside of a covered wagon: this looks like the inside of a metal box .

Ivan brought me a battered metal box from the driver's cab.

The yellow metal box that was fixed to the brickwork on the greengrocer's shop reminded Lee Sorvino of his infant son.

detector

Once the search area has been widened however, enthusiasm flooded back with a loud response from one of the metal detectors .

Could he please try out his metal detector in her yard?

Pectoral cross Among my first finds with a metal detector are this silver cross and two coins.

Security was tight; every guest was searched and walked through a metal detector upon arrival.

Should the proposals come into force they would greatly affect the already unfairly restricted use of metal detectors .

Save for the metal detector and federal guards in the lobby, the place could easily pass for a third-rate collection agency.

Modern metal detectors are extremely good at finding such losses.

Each morning, security guards search students with hand-held metal detectors .

door

He found it on the far side, punched the red button and watched the big metal doors start to move.

Look at this, Brice, he said, pointing to a small sticker on the metal door , yellow and black.

They were led to a metal door .

Our shadows clung to the shine of the metal doors .

A metal door latch is dated 1743.

Finally, they were let through an air lock guarded by massive metal doors into the reactor structure.

A warder stood at one end of the infirmary, standing by a thick metal door .

Across the hall from us is another bench, and it leads to that metal door .

ion

The hydration enthalpies of some alkali metal ions and halide ions are shown in table 5.11.

Trace metal ions in the solution are thereby reduced and plated on to the anodic electrode.

Could metal ions be made to stick on to the outside of the fullerene football?

For this reason concentrations of potentially interfering metal ions approximating the serum levels are used in the standards.

High-temperature gas cleaning techniques remove the water and metal ions which are a natural constituent of silica glass, and attenuate light.

Distortions due to the formation of hydrogen bonds are usually smaller than those due to co-ordination to metal ions .

The nuclear industry produces waste streams which contain a variety of radioactive metal ions , the extraction of which minimises radioactive discharges.

object

Always avoid metal objects coming into contact with the wine.

When the mole molecules of a metal object are heated, they begin to vibrate.

A metal object was used to gouge a deep wound in the animal's forehead.

A few other metal objects had been fired, such as clocks and hair brushes ... but they had proved quite useless.

Above the shelves, on rusty six-inch nails, hung metal objects with serrated teeth, covered in cobwebs.

Buried metal objects distort this field and are detected as a result of an electrical signal picked up by a receiver coil.

In Celtic society elaborate metal objects were often used to display the power of an individual or a tribe.

plate

Voice over Gavin now faces the prospect of having to have a metal plate inserted in his head.

Beneath that small metal plate lay the cause of the trouble.

His right and left wrist were the worst affected and his body rejected the metal plates and wires inserted into them.

Or magnetic rugs for men who have metal plates in their heads?

The master copy is prepared on a thin metal plate or special paper.

These consist of a motor-driven continuous sanding belt, held against the work by a metal plate under the body.

Surgeons plan to operate tomorrow to insert a metal plate .

Gravure a rotary printing process where the image is etched into the metal plate attached to a cylinder.

rod

On the left was the privy, covered by a curtain which hung from a metal rod .

I kept it up now for twenty minutes as Janir gripped the linked metal rods supporting his seat.

This time it was a piece of wire mesh on a metal rod .

He pressed himself against a metal rod .

When nothing happened he remembered the short metal rod Father Conroy had given him.

They dropped down wearily on metal rods .

sheet

And the beauty is not just limited to the sheet metal .

Houses were shoulder-high, made of old packing crates and strips of sheet metal , the walls stuffed with cardboard and rags.

The technique of hammering meant that sheet metal was liable to become brittle.

Some had pieces of sheet metal tacked on to them.

Heinz was a sheet metal worker.

But the familiar screaming of sheet metal against a wall undoubtedly will make hearts skip faster than usual.

At its Llanfyllin site, Grayman Tooling and Pressings manufactures sheet metal pressings and assemblies mainly for the automotive industry.

A sheet metal punch is drawn through by being tightened with an Allen key.

transition

Calculations for transition metal species present particularly difficult problems.

The course includes following topics - thermodynamics, kinetics, solution chemistry, organic chemistry, transition metals and metal extraction.

This is one sign of the richness of the electronic spectra of compounds containing transition metal centers.

worker

The rapport among masons, glaziers, painters, mosaicists and metal workers was complete and satisfying.

Heinz was a sheet metal worker .

At Falkirk there are many skilled metal workers in iron, brass and copper.

Voice over She's not the only metal worker at the exhibition.

Nationally, this can be seen most clearly in the poor settlement achieved by the metal workers .

More reliable data for the metal workers , the most powerful sector, show only 20-25 percent unionization.

■ VERB

contain

He found that glass containing these metals was useful for sun-glasses.

Scientists assume that those planets' high-pressure cores contain metal hydrogen.

Both results suggest that the nanotubes are filled with yttrium carbide crystals, and contain no yttrium metal or yttrium oxide.

Noting that nearly all mines contain metal , Rep.

For example a ship called the Felicia left Philadelphia in August 1986 carrying a cargo of incinerator ash containing harmful metal residues.

They reported a ruined city, containing strange metal statues which appeared of sophisticated manufacture.

This is one sign of the richness of the electronic spectra of compounds containing transition metal centers.

So although the new machine contains less metal than its predecessor, if offers a high standard of construction.

use

Endill was using both wood and metal in his plane but he didn't dare tell either Mr Welt or Mr Walpit.

People are using more metals , instead of just painting it.

With the right accessories it can also be used for metal filing, wood and plastic rasping, and for brushing!

Application Tell the students that chimes can be made by using a metal spoon instead of a coat hanger.

It can be used on wood and metal , and needs no primer or undercoat.

These are not six different serious proposals for using the metal resources of the belt!

One is chemical, using either a metal softener or corrosive.

Analysts said the mining shares are also expected to profit from the growing global demand for electronics parts which use their metals .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

galvanized iron/metal etc

metal-coated/plastic-coated etc

noble gas/metal

put/press/push the pedal to the metal

By the second half of the game, the Tigers had really started to put the pedal to the metal.

Later, Brooks' brother alleged that racism helped put the pedal to the metal.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

metal pipes

metal , punk, and folk bands

The frame is made of metal .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A metal object was used to gouge a deep wound in the animal's forehead.

An electric arc, or continuous spark, flows between a metal electrode and the steel.

During their absence, contractors arrived to remove a quantity of rubbish and unfortunately took all the metal parts as well!

For many fans, metal , with its pile-driving sound and locker-room lyrics, is more than a rite of passage.

Jed took hold of the cold metal and knocked twice.

Teledyne, which has metals, consumer products, aerospace and other businesses is another spinoff possibility, according to Tuttle.

The metals are used in pigments that color vinyl.

The movement of trace-elements through the environment A large number of chemical reactions take place when trace metals move through the environment.

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