Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To cut into the surface of (glass, for example) by the action of acid.
  • transitive v. To make or create by this method: etch a design on glass.
  • transitive v. To impress, delineate, or imprint clearly: a landscape that is forever etched in my memory; trees that were etched against the winter sky.
  • intransitive v. To engage in etching.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cut into a surface with an acid or other corrosive substance in order to make a pattern. Best known as a technique for creating printing plates, but also used for decoration on metal, and, in modern industry, to make circuit boards.
  • v. To engrave a surface.
  • v. To make a lasting impression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A variant of eddish.
  • intransitive v. To practice etching; to make etchings.
  • transitive v. To produce, as figures or designs, on mental, glass, or the like, by means of lines or strokes eaten in or corroded by means of some strong acid.
  • transitive v. To subject to etching; to draw upon and bite with acid, as a plate of metal.
  • transitive v. To sketch; to delineate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cut or bite with an acid or mordant; specifically, to engrave by the use of a mordant: as, to etch a design on a copperplate: applied in the fine arts either to a design or to the plate upon which it is made. See etching.
  • To sketch; delineate.
  • To practise etching.
  • A dialectal or obsolete variant of eke.
  • n. A contracted form of eddish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible
  • v. make an etching of
  • v. carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block
  • v. carve or cut a design or letters into
  • v. selectively dissolve the surface of (a semiconductor or printed circuit) with a solvent, laser, or stream of electrons

Etymologies

Dutch etsen, from German ├Ątzen, from Middle High German etzen, from Old High German ezzen, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Germanic, cognate with Dutch ets. (Wiktionary)

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  • Use the emboss tool to "etch" into the plate with black face output. ... and voila, we've got something that looks like a nameplate.

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