from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of transferring pictures or designs printed on specially prepared paper to materials such as glass or metal.
- n. A decal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process of transferring decorative designs onto surfaces using decals
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art or process of transferring pictures and designs to china, glass, marble, etc., and permanently fixing them thereto.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The practice or process of transferring pictures to marble, porcelain, glass, wood, and the like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. either a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
- n. the art of transfering designs from specially prepared paper to a wood or glass or metal surface
French décalcomanie, from dēcalquer, to transfer a tracing (de-, off, from from Latin dē-; see de- + calquer, to trace; see calque) + manie, craze (from its popularity in the 19th century) (from Late Latin mania, madness; see mania).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French décalcomanie (Wiktionary)