[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.
[leyd] /leɪd/ verb (used with object), laded, laden or laded, lading. 1. to put (something) on or in, as a burden, load, or cargo; load. 2. to load oppressively; burden (used chiefly in the passive): laden with many responsibilities. 3. to fill or cover abundantly (used chiefly in the passive): trees laden with fruit; a […]
/ˌlædˈɛt/ noun 1. (informal) a young woman whose social behaviour is similar to that of male adolescents or young men
[lah-dee-dah] /ˈlɑ diˈdɑ/ Informal. interjection 1. (used as an expression of derision directed at affected gentility or pretentious refinement.) adjective 2. affected; pretentious; foppish: a la-di-da manner. noun 3. an affected or pretentious person. 4. behavior or speech characterized by affected or exaggerated gentility. /ˌlɑːdiːˈdɑː/ adjective 1. (informal) affecting exaggeratedly genteel manners or speech noun […]
[ley-dee] /ˈleɪ di/ noun, plural ladies. 1. a woman who is refined, polite, and well-spoken: She may be poor and have little education, but she’s a real lady. 2. a woman of high social position or economic class: She was born a lady and found it hard to adjust to her reduced circumstances. 3. any […]