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Meaning of LACQUER

Pronunciation:  'lakur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a hard glossy coating
  2. [n]  a black resinous substance obtained from certain trees and used as a natural varnish
  3. [v]  coat with lacquer; as of wooden objects
  4. [v]  coat with lacquer; "A lacquered box from China"

LACQUER is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: adorn, beautify, coat, coating, decorate, embellish, grace, gum, japan, japan, ornament, seal, varnish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lac"quer\, n. [F. lacre a sort of sealing wax, Pg.
    lacte, fr. laca lac. See {Lac} the resin.] [Written also
    A varnish, consisting of a solution of shell-lac in alcohol,
    often colored with gamboge, saffron, or the like; -- used for
    varnishing metals, papier-mach['e], and wood. The name is
    also given to varnishes made of other ingredients, esp. the
    tough, solid varnish of the Japanese, with which ornamental
    objects are made.
  2. \Lac"quer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lacquered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Lacquering}.]
    To cover with lacquer. ``Lacquer'd chair.'' --Pope.
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