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

  • n. An engraving on wood.
  • n. An impression from a woodblock.
  • transitive v. To print from a wood engraving.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An engraving in wood, especially one used for printing.
  • n. A print taken from an engraving in wood.
  • v. To make a print from an engraving in wood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An engraving on wood, or the impression from such an engraving; a print by xylography.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An engraving on wood.
  • n. An impression or print from a wood-block. In both senses the term is most commonly applied to old work, especially to that of the very earliest period.
  • n. A mechanical copy of the grain of wood, executed by a method of nature-printing, and used as a surface decoration.


Back-formation from xylography, corresponding to xylo-Ā ("wood") + -graph. (Wiktionary)



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  • An engraving on wood or an impression made from a wood block.

    February 25, 2008