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Meaning of DAMASK

Pronunciation:  'damusk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it
  2. [n]  a table linen made from linen damask
  3. [adj]  having a woven pattern; "damask table linens"

DAMASK is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: fancy
 See Also: cloth, fabric, material, napery, table linen, textile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dam"ask\ (d[a^]m"ask), n. [From the city Damascus, L.
    Damascus, Gr. Damasko`s, Heb. Dammesq, Ar. Daemeshq; cf. Heb.
    d'meseq damask; cf. It. damasco, Sp. damasco, F. damas. Cf.
    {Damascene}, {Damass['E]}.]
    1. Damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate pattern of
       flowers and the like. ``A bed of ancient damask.'' --W.
    2. Linen so woven that a pattern in produced by the different
       directions of the thread, without contrast of color.
    3. A heavy woolen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in
       the same way as the linen damask; -- made for furniture
       covering and hangings.
    4. Damask or Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or
       ``water'' of such steel.
    5. A deep pink or rose color. --Fairfax.
  2. \Dam"ask\, a.
    1. Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus;
       resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus.
    2. Having the color of the damask rose.
             But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud, Feed on
             her damask cheek.                     --Shak.
    {Damask color}, a deep rose-color like that of the damask
    {Damask plum}, a small dark-colored plum, generally called
    {Damask rose} (Bot.), a large, pink, hardy, and very fragrant
       variety of rose ({Rosa damascena}) from Damascus. ``Damask
       roses have not been known in England above one hundred
       years.'' --Bacon.
    {Damask steel}, or {Damascus steel}, steel of the kind
       originally made at Damascus, famous for its hardness, and
       its beautiful texture, ornamented with waving lines;
       especially, that which is inlaid with damaskeening; --
       formerly much valued for sword blades, from its great
       flexibility and tenacity.
  3. \Dam"ask\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Damasked}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Damasking}.]
    To decorate in a way peculiar to Damascus or attributed to
    Damascus; particularly:
    (a) with flowers and rich designs, as silk;
    (b) with inlaid lines of gold, etc., or with a peculiar
        marking or ``water,'' as metal. See {Damaskeen}.
              Mingled metal damasked o'er with gold. --Dryde?.
              On the soft, downy bank, damasked with flowers.