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Meaning of ETCH

Pronunciation:  ech

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  make an etching of

ETCH is a 4 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: aquatint, corrode, print, rust



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Etch\, n.
    A variant of {Eddish}. [Obs.] --Mortimer.
  2. \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
    1. To produce, as figures or designs, on mental, glass, or
       the like, by means of lines or strokes eaten in or
       corroded by means of some strong acid.
    Note: The plate is first covered with varnish, or some other
          ground capable of resisting the acid, and this is then
          scored or scratched with a needle, or similar
          instrument, so as to form the drawing; the plate is
          then covered with acid, which corrodes the metal in the
          lines thus laid bare.
    2. To subject to etching; to draw upon and bite with acid, as
       a plate of metal.
             I was etching a plate at the beginning of 1875.
    3. To sketch; to delineate. [R.]
             There are many empty terms to be found in some
             learned writes, to which they had recourse to etch
             out their system.                     --Locke.
  3. \Etch\, v. i.
    To practice etching; to make etchings.
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