from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art of preparing etched plates, especially metal plates, from which designs and pictures are printed.
- n. A design etched on a plate.
- n. An impression made from an etched plate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The art of producing an image from a metal plate into which an image or text has been etched with acid.
- n. The image created by this process.
- v. Present participle of etch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act, art, or practice of engraving by means of acid which eats away lines or surfaces left unprotected in metal, glass, or the like. See etch, v. t.
- n. A design carried out by means of the above process; a pattern on metal, glass, etc., produced by etching.
- n. An impression on paper, parchment, or other material, taken in ink from an etched plate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A process of engraving in which the lines are produced by the action of an acid or mordant instead of by a burin.
- n. An impression taken from an etched plate.
- n. A line etched, or appearing as if etched.
- n. In photography, a plate, as of copper, coated with a substance sensitive to light, which after exposure and development is subjected to the dissolving action of a chemical, such as nitric acid, which attacks the bare metal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an etched plate made with the use of acid
- n. an impression made from an etched plate
- n. making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
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The original etching is an allegory about the reformation.
Hayter and team, with their extensive experience in etching and lithography, assumed that Blake's core technical problem was reproducing text without having to write it backward on the plate.
Relief etching is like drawing, but drawing and painting are also like printing?
But I don't feel the least inclined to, and I was going to begin etching this winter, but ....
The word etching is derived from the Dutch _etzen_, and the most famous etchers in the world have been among Dutch and German artists.
It’s a technique that all people share but all etching is different.
Gamma - Students with advanced power skills and novice to adept skill in etching.
The etching is a little worn—the rest is hard to read.
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