Meaning of METAL in English


/ ˈmetl; NAmE / noun

[ C , U ] a type of solid mineral substance that is usually hard and shiny and that heat and electricity can travel through, for example tin, iron, and gold :

a piece of metal

a metal pipe / bar / box

The frame is made of metal.

—see also heavy metal , precious metal



Middle English : from Old French metal or Latin metallum , from Greek metallon mine, quarry, or metal.

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