etch

  • 1 etch — etch·ant; etch·e·min; etch·er; etch; mac·ro·etch; pho·to·etch; re·etch; coun·ter·etch; …

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  • 2 Etch — may refer to...*Etch (protocol): an open source, cross platform, multi language framework for building network services released by Cisco Systems into the Apache Software Foundation. *Etch, a character from the film Toy Story, based on the Etch A …

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  • 3 Etch — Etch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Etched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Etching}.] [D. etsen, G. [ a]tzen to feed, corrode, etch. MHG. etzen, causative of ezzen to eat, G. essen ??. See {Eat}.] 1. To produce, as figures or designs, on mental, glass, or the like, by …

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  • 4 etch — [etʃ] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Dutch; Origin: etsen, from German ätzen to feed ; because originally the lines were eaten into the metal with acid] 1.) [I and T] to cut lines on a metal plate, piece of glass, stone etc to form a picture or words etch …

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  • 5 etch´er — etch «ehch», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to engrave (a design) on metal, glass, wood, mineral, or plastic by acid or heat that burns lines into it. Filled with ink, the lines of the design will reproduce a copy on paper. 2. to engrave (metal, glass,… …

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  • 6 Etch — Etch, n. A variant of {Eddish}. [Obs.] Mortimer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Etch — Etch, v. i. To practice etching; to make etchings. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 etch — 1630s, to engrave by eating away the surface of with acids, from Du. etsen, from Ger. ätzen to etch, from O.H.G. azzon cause to bite, feed, from P.Gmc. *atjanan, causative of *etanan eat (see EAT (Cf. eat)). Related: Etched; etching …

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  • 9 etch — index delineate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 etch — [ etʃ ] verb intransitive or transitive to make marks on a hard surface by cutting into it a. to use acid to make marks on a metal surface in order to make a picture called an etching …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 etch — vb incise, engrave, Carve, chisel, sculpture, sculpt, sculp …

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  • 12 etch — [v] carve compose, corrode, cut, define, delineate, depict, describe, eat into, engrave, erode, execute, furrow, grave, impress, imprint, incise, ingrain, inscribe, outline, picture, portray, reduce, represent, set forth, stamp; concepts 174,176 …

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  • 13 etch — ► VERB 1) engrave (metal, glass, or stone) by drawing on a protective layer with a needle, and then covering it with acid to attack the exposed parts. 2) (of an acid or other solvent) corrode the surface of. 3) cut (a text or design) on a surface …

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  • 14 etch — [ech] vt. [Du etsen < Ger ätzen, to corrode < MHG etzen, to cause to eat, caus. of ezzen (Ger essen), EAT] 1. to make (a drawing, design, etc.) on metal, glass, etc. by the action of an acid, esp. by coating the surface with wax and letting …

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  • 15 Etch — Debian Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (« Lenny ») avec GNOME Fami …

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  • 16 etch — v. 1) to etch sharply 2) (D; tr.) to etch into (sharply etched into my memory) * * * [etʃ] to etch sharply (D;tr.) to etch into (sharply etched into my memory) …

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  • 17 Etch — Der Begriff Etch steht für die Linux Distribution Debian Etch, Name der 4. Version Debians Ätztechnik in der Halbleitertechnik, siehe Etch (Halbleiter) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben W …

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  • 18 etch — UK [etʃ] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms etch : present tense I/you/we/they etch he/she/it etches present participle etching past tense etched past participle etched a) to make marks on a hard surface by cutting into it b) art to… …

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  • 19 etch — [[t]ɛtʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) pri fia to engrave with an acid or the like, as to form a design in furrows that when charged with ink will give an impression on paper 2) pri fia to produce (a design, image, etc.) by this method, as on copper or glass 3)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 etch — I. verb Etymology: Dutch etsen, from German ätzen to etch, corrode, from Old High German azzen to feed; akin to Old High German ezzan to eat more at eat Date: 1634 transitive verb 1. a. to produce (as a pattern or design) on a hard material by… …

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