Meaning of METAL in English


[] n, often attrib [ME, fr. OF, fr. L metallum mine, metal, fr. Gk metallon] (14c) 1: any of various opaque, fusible, ductile, and typically lustrous substances that are good conductors of electricity and heat, form cations by loss of electrons, and yield basic oxides and hydroxides; esp: one that is a chemical element as distinguished from an alloy

2. a: mettle 1a b: the material or substance out of which a person or thing is made

3: glass in its molten state

4. a: printing type metal b: matter set in metal type

5: road metal

6: heavy metal

[2]metal vt -aled or -alled ; or -al.ling (1610): to cover or furnish with metal

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