chisel

  • 1 chisel — [ ʃizɛl ] n. m. • v. 1980; de l angl., empr. à l a. fr. chisel, forme de cisel « ciseau » ♦ Agric. Gros cultivateur (2o ) à dents plates et incurvées. ● chisel nom masculin Instrument de travail superficiel du sol à grand dégagement sous bâti, à… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Chisel — Chis el, n. [OF. chisel, F. ciseau, fr. LL. cisellus, prob. for caesellus, fr. L. caesus, p. p. of caedere to cut. Cf. {Scissors}.] A tool with a cutting edge on one end of a metal blade, used in dressing, shaping, or working in timber, stone,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Chisel — Chis el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chiseled}, or {Chiselled} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chiseling}, or {Chiselling}.] [Cf. F. ciseler.] 1. To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with a chisel; as, to chisel a block of marble into a statue. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 chisel — [chiz′əl] n. [NormFr (OFr cisel) < VL * cisellum, for L * caesellum < caesus, pp. of caedere, to cut: see CIDE] a hand tool with a sharp, often wedge shaped, blade for cutting or shaping wood, stone, etc., specif., such a tool that is… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 chisel — (n.) early 14c., from O.Fr. cisel (12c., Mod.Fr. ciseau) chisel, in pl., scissors, shears, from V.L. *cisellum cutting tool, from L. caesellum, dim. of caesus, pp. of caedere to cut (see CIDE (Cf. cide)). Related: Chiseled; chise …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 chisel\ in\ on — • chisel in on • muscle in on v. phr. 1. To illegitimately and forcefully intrude into someone s traditional sales or professional arena of operation. Tim has a good sales territory, but he is always afraid that someone might chisel in on it. Las …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 7 chisel — [n] shaping tool adze, blade, edge, gouge, knife; concepts 495,499 chisel [v] cut, wear away carve, hew, incise, roughcast, roughhew, sculpt, sculpture, shape; concepts 137,176,184 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 chisel — ► NOUN ▪ a long bladed hand tool with a bevelled cutting edge, used to cut or shape wood, stone, or metal. ► VERB (chiselled, chiselling; US chiseled, chiseling) 1) cut or shape with a chisel. 2) (chiselled) (of a man s f …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 chisel — index bilk, create Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 chisel — CHISÉL s.n. Preparat culinar specific bucătăriei ruseşti şi scandinave, din piure sau sirop de fructe roşii (fructe de pădure, căpşune, zmeură), legat cu amidon; servit cald sau rece, decorat cu frişcă; rus. kissel. Trimis de gal, 08.02.2009.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 11 chisel — vb sculpture, sculpt, sculp, *carve, incise, engrave, etch Analogous words: *cut, chop: produce, turn out (see BEAR): shape, fashion, form (see MAKE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 Chisel — This article is about the tool. For the American band, see Chisel (band). For the album by Australian band Cold Chisel, see Chisel (album). Steel woodworking chisel …

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  • 13 chisel — v. 1) (D; tr.) ( to shape with a chisel ) to chisel from, out of (to chisel smt. from wood) 2) (colloq.) (D; tr.) to chisel out of ( to cheat out of ) (he chiseled me out of my money) * * * [ tʃɪz(ə)l] out of (to chisel smt. from wood) (D; tr.) ( …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 chisel — I UK [ˈtʃɪz(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms chisel : singular chisel plural chisels a tool with a flat metal blade used for cutting wood or stone II UK [ˈtʃɪz(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms chisel : present tense I/you/we/they… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 chisel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French *chisel, cisel, from Vulgar Latin *cisellum, alteration of caesellum, from Latin caesus, past participle of caedere to cut Date: 14th century a metal tool with a sharpened edge at one end used… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 chisel — chisellike, adj. /chiz euhl/, n., v., chiseled, chiseling or (esp. Brit.) chiselled, chiselling. n. 1. a wedgelike tool with a cutting edge at the end of the blade, often made of steel, used for cutting or shaping wood, stone, etc. 2. See chisel… …

    Universalium

  • 17 chisel — [[t]tʃɪ̱z(ə)l[/t]] chisels, chiselling, chiselled (in AM, use chiseling, chiseled) 1) N COUNT A chisel is a tool that has a long metal blade with a sharp edge at the end. It is used for cutting and shaping wood and stone. ...a hammer and chisel.… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 chisel — 1. noun A cutting tool consisting of a slim oblong block of metal with a sharp wedge or bevel formed on one end. It may be provided with a handle at the other end, which is generally perpendicular to, but occasionally parallel to the cutting edge …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 chisel — chis|el1 [ˈtʃızəl] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old North French; Origin: , probably from chisoir, from Vulgar Latin caesorium cutting tool , from Latin caedere to cut ] a metal tool with a sharp edge, used to cut wood or stone chisel 2 chisel2 past… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 chisel — chis|el1 [ tʃızl ] noun count a tool with a flat metal blade used for cutting wood or stone chisel chis|el 2 [ tʃızl ] verb transitive 1. ) to cut wood or stone with a chisel: chisel something into/from/in something: An epitaph had been chiseled… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English