[ech-ing] /ˈɛtʃ ɪŋ/
the act or process of making designs or pictures on a metal plate, glass, etc., by the corrosive action of an acid instead of by a burin.
an impression, as on paper, taken from an plate.
the design so produced.
a metal plate bearing such a design.
verb (used with object)
to cut, bite, or corrode with an acid or the like; engrave with an acid or the like, as to form a design in furrows that when charged with ink will give an impression on paper.
to produce (a design, image, etc.) by this method, as on copper or glass.
to outline clearly or sharply; delineate, as a person’s features or character.
to fix permanently in or implant firmly on the mind; root in the memory:
Our last conversation is etched in my memory.
Geology. to cut (a feature) into the surface of the earth by means of erosion:
A deep canyon was etched into the land by the river’s rushing waters.
verb (used without object)
to practice the art of .
Printing. an acid used for .
the art, act, or process of preparing etched surfaces or of printing designs from them
an etched plate
an impression made from an etched plate
(transitive) to wear away the surface of (a metal, glass, etc) by chemical action, esp the action of an acid
to cut or corrode (a design, decoration, etc) on (a metal or other plate to be used for printing) by using the action of acid on parts not covered by wax or other acid-resistant coating
(transitive) to cut with or as if with a sharp implement: he etched his name on the table
(transitive; usually passive) to imprint vividly: the event was etched on her memory
1630s, action of the verb etch, also “the art of engraving;” 1760s as “a print, etc., made from an etched plate.”
1630s, “to engrave by eating away the surface of with acids,” from Dutch etsen, from German ätzen “to etch,” from Old High German azzon “cause to bite, feed,” from Proto-Germanic *atjanan, causative of *etanan “eat” (see eat). Related: Etched; etching.
An artistic print made from a plate on which the artist has etched a design with acid. (Compare engraving.)
[ech-ing] /ˈɛtʃ ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act or process of making designs or pictures on a metal plate, glass, etc., by the corrosive action of an acid instead of by a burin. 2. an impression, as on paper, taken from an plate. 3. the design so produced. 4. a metal plate bearing such a design. […]
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