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Inlaid



[in-leyd, in-leyd] /ˈɪnˌleɪd, ɪnˈleɪd/

adjective
1.
set into the surface of something:
an inlaid design on a chest.
2.
decorated or made with a design set into the surface:
an inlaid table.
[verb in-ley, in-ley; noun in-ley] /verb ˈɪnˌleɪ, ˌɪnˈleɪ; noun ˈɪnˌleɪ/
verb (used with object), inlaid, inlaying.
1.
to decorate (an object) with of fine materials set in its surface:
to inlay a chest with lighter wood.
2.
to insert or apply (layers of fine materials) in the surface of an object:
to inlay marble in a tabletop.
3.
Horticulture. to place (a fitted scion) into a prepared stock, as in a method of grafting.
noun
4.
work.
5.
a layer of fine material inserted in something else, especially for ornament.
6.
a design or decoration made by inlaying.
7.
Dentistry. a filling of metal, porcelain, or the like, that is first shaped to fit a cavity and then cemented into it.
8.
Horticulture. .
9.
the act or process of inlaying.
/ˈɪnˌleɪd; ɪnˈleɪd/
adjective
1.
set in the surface, as a design in wood
2.
having such a design or inlay: an inlaid table
verb (transitive) (ɪnˈleɪ) -lays, -laying, -laid
1.
to decorate (an article, esp of furniture, or a surface) by inserting pieces of wood, ivory, etc, into prepared slots in the surface
noun (ˈɪnˌleɪ)
2.
(dentistry) a filling, made of gold, porcelain, etc, inserted into a cavity and held in position by cement
3.
decoration made by inlaying
4.
an inlaid article, surface, etc
adj.

1590s, from in + laid, past participle of lay (v.).

1590s (v.), 1650s (n.), from in + lay. Related: Inlaid.

inlay in·lay (ĭn’lā’, ĭn-lā’)
n.

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