[in-leyd, in-leyd] /ˈɪnˌleɪd, ɪnˈleɪd/
set into the surface of something:
an inlaid design on a chest.
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.
to decorate (an object) with of fine materials set in its surface:
to inlay a chest with lighter wood.
to insert or apply (layers of fine materials) in the surface of an object:
to inlay marble in a tabletop.
Horticulture. to place (a fitted scion) into a prepared stock, as in a method of grafting.
a layer of fine material inserted in something else, especially for ornament.
a design or decoration made by inlaying.
Dentistry. a filling of metal, porcelain, or the like, that is first shaped to fit a cavity and then cemented into it.
the act or process of inlaying.
set in the surface, as a design in wood
having such a design or inlay: an inlaid table
verb (transitive) (ɪnˈleɪ) -lays, -laying, -laid
to decorate (an article, esp of furniture, or a surface) by inserting pieces of wood, ivory, etc, into prepared slots in the surface
(dentistry) a filling, made of gold, porcelain, etc, inserted into a cavity and held in position by cement
decoration made by inlaying
an inlaid article, surface, etc
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’)
noun 1. a region in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, E of the Cascade Mountains, in E Washington, NE Oregon, N Idaho, and NW Montana.
noun 1. a bill of exchange drawn and payable, actually or on its face, in the same jurisdiction, as in the same country or state. noun 1. a bill of exchange that is both drawn and made payable in the same country Compare foreign bill
noun 1. insurance chiefly covering risks to goods and means of transportation involved in the transporting of goods overland or by inland waterways.
[in-luh n-der] /ˈɪn lən dər/ noun 1. a person living .