from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to engraving or carving, especially on precious stones.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to engraving, especially on precious stones.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to gem engraving.
- adj. Figured; marked as with figures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to carving or engraving: as, the glyptic art. See glyptics.
- In mineralogy, figured.
Sculpture in stone, whether granite, gem, or marble, while we accurately use the general term 'glyptic' for it, may be thought of with, perhaps, the most clear force under the English word 'engraving.'
Sculpture in stone, whether granite, gem, or marble, while we accurately use the general term "glyptic" for it, may be thought of with, perhaps, the most clear force under the English word "engraving."
(Even in a lull, with only one drink to mix, he will not slacken his pace nor take a glyptic approach.)
Into the dossier it goes, and eventually the Firm, in Their tireless search for negotiable skills, will summon him under Whitehall, to observe him in his trances across the blue baize fields and the terrible paper gaming, his eyes rolled back into his head reading old, glyptic old graffiti on his own sockets ....
With us, wood has almost completely disappeared as a glyptic material.
This preposterous effort of the glyptic art has the one merit of serving as a finger-board.
The hieroglyphic characters were either engraved in relief, or sunk below the surface on the public monuments, and objects of hard materials suited for the glyptic art.
Museum came from the same palace as this specimen, the carving of which is not excelled by any period of the ancient glyptic art.
The glyptic art of Greece had been paralleled hundreds of years before it was born.
He would not confine it to glyptic art, nor indeed to art alone -- all the uses of life might be bettered by it.