[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 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.
noun 1. a cold ocean current flowing S along the Labrador coast through Davis Strait to the Grand Banks where it divides, the E branch joining the North Atlantic Current and the W branch flowing into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. noun 1. a cold ocean current flowing southwards off the coast of Labrador and […]
[lak-er] /ˈlæk ər/ noun 1. a protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent, sometimes with pigment added. 2. 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. […]
noun 1. any of several trees yielding a resin used as lacquer, as Rhus verniciflua, of Japan.
[lak-ee] /ˈlæk i/ noun, plural lacqueys, verb (used with object), lacqueyed, lacqueying. 1. . [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 […]