[lak-er] /ˈlæk ər/
noun, verb (used with object)
[lak-er] /ˈlæk ər/
a protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent, sometimes with pigment added.
any of various resinous varnishes, especially a resinous varnish obtained from a Japanese tree, Rhus verniciflua, used to produce a highly polished, lustrous surface on wood or the like.
Also called lacquer ware, lacquerware. ware, especially of wood, coated with such a varnish, and often inlaid:
They collected fine Oriental lacquers.
Slang. any volatile solvent that produces euphoria when inhaled.
verb (used with object)
to coat with lacquer.
to cover, as with facile or fluent words or explanations cleverly worded, etc.; obscure the faults of; gloss (often followed by over):
The speech tended to lacquer over the terrible conditions.
a variant spelling of lacquer
a hard glossy coating made by dissolving cellulose derivatives or natural resins in a volatile solvent
a black resinous substance, obtained from certain trees, used to give a hard glossy finish to wooden furniture
lacquer tree Also called varnish tree. an E Asian anacardiaceous tree, Rhus verniciflua, whose stem yields a toxic exudation from which black lacquer is obtained
Also called hair lacquer. a mixture of shellac and alcohol for spraying onto the hair to hold a style in place
(art) decorative objects coated with such lacquer, often inlaid
(transitive) to apply lacquer to
1570s as “dye obtained from lac;” 1670s as “lacquer,” from obsolete French lacre, name for a kind of sealing wax, from Portuguese lacre, unexplained variant of lacca “resinous substance,” from Arabic lakk, from Persian lak (see lac).
“cover or coat with laqueur,” 1680s, from lacquer (n.). Related: Lacquered; lacquering.
[lak-ee] /ˈlæk i/ noun, plural lackeys. 1. a servile follower; toady. 2. a footman or liveried manservant. verb (used with object), lackeyed, lackeying. 3. to attend as a lackey does. /ˈlækɪ/ noun 1. a servile follower; hanger-on 2. a liveried male servant or valet 3. a person who is treated like a servant verb 4. […]
- Lackey moth
noun 1. a bombycid moth, Malacosoma neustria, whose brightly striped larvae live at first in a communal web often on fruit trees, of which they may become a pest
[lak-ing] /ˈlæk ɪŋ/ preposition 1. being without; not having; wanting; less: Lacking equipment, the laboratory couldn’t undertake the research project. adjective 2. wanting; deficient: He was found lacking in stamina. [lak] /læk/ noun 1. deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill. 2. something missing or needed: After […]
[lak-luh nd] /ˈlæk lənd/ noun 1. U.S. Air Force installation in SW central Texas, SW of San Antonio.