Meaning of ENAMEL in English


[enam.el] vt -eled or -elled ; or -el.ling [ME, fr. MF enamailler, fr. en- + esmail enamel, of Gmc origin; akin to OHG smelzan to melt--more at smelt] (14c) 1: to cover, inlay, or decorate with enamel

2: to beautify with a colorful surface

3: to form a glossy surface on (as paper, leather, or cloth) -- n -- n

[2]enamel n (15c) 1: a usu. opaque vitreous composition applied by fusion to the surface of metal, glass, or pottery

2: a surface or outer covering that resembles enamel 3 a: something that is enameled b: enamelware

4: a cosmetic intended to give a smooth or glossy appearance

5: a hard calcareous substance that forms a thin layer capping the teeth--see tooth illustration

6: a paint that flows out to a smooth coat when applied and that dries with a glossy appearance

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