from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A paint consisting of pigment mixed with beeswax and fixed with heat after its application.
- n. The art of painting with this substance.
- n. A painting produced with the use of this substance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a wax-based paint that is fixed in place by heating
- n. a painting produced using this paint
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Prepared by means of heat; burned in.
- n. The method of painting in heated wax, or in any way where heat is used to fix the colors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the art of painting with pigments in which wax enters as a vehicle, or to a painting so executed.
- In ceramics, an arbitrary name given by Josiah Wedgwood to his attempted imitation of the painted decoration of Greek vases, the effort being to produce fired colors without the gloss of enamel.
- n. The art, method, or practice of encaustic painting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a paint consisting of pigment mixed with melted beeswax; it is fixed with heat after application
Latin encausticus, from Greek enkaustikos, from enkaiein, enkau-, to paint in encaustic : en-, in; see en-2 + kaiein, to burn.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)