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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