Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To cover with a thin sheet of material, as for preservation.
  • intransitive verb To beat or compress (metal) into a thin plate or sheet.
  • intransitive verb To divide into thin layers.
  • intransitive verb To make by uniting several layers.
  • intransitive verb To split into thin layers or sheets.
  • adjective Consisting of, arranged in, or covered with laminae.
  • noun A laminated product, such as plywood.
  • noun A thin sheet of material, or the material itself, such as plastic, used to laminate something.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To form into a lamina or plate; beat out thin.
  • To form with or into laminæ or layers; divide into plates or leaves: as, a laminating- machine.
  • To part or become divided into laminæ; separate into thin layers or plates: as, mica laminates on exposure to heat.
  • Having the form of a lamina or thin plate; leaf-like: as, the laminate coxæ of some beetles.
  • Disposed in, consisting of, or bearing laminæ, layers, or scales; laminar; scaled; scaly: as, laminate structure in geology; a laminate surface; the laminate tarsi of a bird.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To cause to separate into thin plates or layers; to divide into thin plates.
  • transitive verb To form, as metal, into a thin plate, as by rolling.
  • transitive verb To form by uniting two or more layers (in sheet form) of a material, so that the layers are bonded tightly.
  • transitive verb To unite (layers in sheet form) by bonding, so as to create a single object with multiple layers; -- used with the material in sheet form as the object.
  • intransitive verb To separate into laminæ.
  • adjective Consisting of, or covered with, laminæ, or thin plates, scales, or layers, one over another; laminated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To assemble from thin sheets glued together.
  • verb To cover something flat, usually paper, in adhesive protective plastic.
  • noun Material formed of thin sheets glued together.

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

  • noun a sheet of material made by bonding two or more sheets or layers
  • verb cover with a thin sheet of non-fabric material
  • verb press or beat (metals) into thin sheets
  • verb split (wood) into thin sheets
  • verb create laminate by bonding sheets of material with a bonding material

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  • Hand-carved wooden furniture is far superior to laminate, which is seen in most store-bought furniture today.

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  • He was dressed identically to his junior companions - sneakers, jeans, T-shirt, teeth - but his laminate was a loudly important red.

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  • The laminate is the most prestigious as it is the same pass that band members have.

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  • Mohawk also makes high quality laminate, which is an economical alternative to wood flooring.

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  • I'd be willing to bet there was some kind of laminate involved with the binder pages -- yes?

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  • We discovered that the bottom cabinets are taller than the old ones and the quartz counter top is thicker than the old laminate which is about an inch too much to allow me to keep my big Kitchen Aid mixer on the counter.

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  • We discovered that the bottom cabinets are taller than the old ones and the quartz counter top is thicker than the old laminate which is about an inch too much to allow me to keep my big Kitchen Aid mixer on the counter.

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  • If you "laminate" your proxy set, re-do your statistical model in steps, and then compose your final answer in steps a la MBH, would you call that a splice or a lamination?

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  • There is some kind of laminate on it because it is very smooth.

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  • "Only elephants and capybaras (large rodents) have teeth with this kind of laminate structure, but those of capybaras are no longer than five centimeters (two inches)," while the fossil measured 12 centimeters, said paleontologist Mario Cozzuol in the daily Folha de Sao

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