from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rich patterned fabric of cotton, linen, silk, or wool.
- n. A fine, twilled table linen.
- n. Damascus steel.
- n. The wavy pattern on Damascus steel.
- transitive v. To damascene.
- transitive v. To decorate or weave with rich patterns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ornate silk fabric originating from Damascus.
- n. A damask rose.
- n. A grayish-pink color, like that of the damask rose.
- adj. Of a grayish-pink color, like that of the damask rose.
- v. To decorate or weave in damascene patterns
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate pattern of flowers and the like.
- n. Linen so woven that a pattern in produced by the different directions of the thread, without contrast of color.
- n. A heavy woolen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in the same way as the linen damask; -- made for furniture covering and hangings.
- n. Damask or Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or “water” of such steel.
- n. A deep pink or rose color.
- adj. Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus.
- adj. Having the color of the damask rose.
- transitive v. To decorate in a way peculiar to Damascus or attributed to Damascus; particularly: (a) with flowers and rich designs, as silk; (b) with inlaid lines of gold, etc., or with a peculiar marking or “water,” as metal. See damaskeen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A textile fabric woven in elaborate patterns.
- n. A pink color like that of the damask rose; a highly luminous crimson red reduced in chroma, and not appearing to incline to either orange or purple.
- n. Same as damaskeening, 2.
- n. Wavy lines shown on metal, formed by damaskeening.
- Woven with figures, like damask: used of textile fabrics, usually linen: as, damask table-cloths. See I., 1.
- Of a pink color like that of the damask rose.
- Of, pertaining to, or originating in Damascus: as, the damask plum, rose, steel, violet: see below.
- To ornament (a metal) with flowers or patterns on the surface, especially by the application of another metal. See damaskeen.
- To variegate; diversify.
- To deface or destroy by tamping or marking: as, to damask seditious books.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it
- n. a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern
- adj. having a woven pattern
Middle English, Damascus, damask, from Latin Damascus, from Greek Damaskos.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Damascus, where the fabric was originally made. (Wiktionary)