Associations to the word «Metal»

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METAL, noun. (heading) Chemical elements or alloys, and the mines where their ores come from.
METAL, noun. Any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms; generally shiny, somewhat malleable and hard, often a conductor of heat and electricity.
METAL, noun. Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy.
METAL, noun. (astronomy) An element which was not directly created after the Big Bang but instead formed through nuclear reactions; any element other than hydrogen and helium.
METAL, noun. Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road.
METAL, noun. (mining) The ore from which a metal is derived.
METAL, noun. (obsolete) A mine from which ores are taken.
METAL, noun. (tincture) A light tincture used in a coat of arms, specifically argent and or.
METAL, noun. Molten glass that is to be blown or moulded to form objects.
METAL, noun. (music) A category of rock music encompassing a number of genres (including thrash metal, death metal, heavy metal, etc.) characterized by strong, fast drum-beats and distorted guitars.
METAL, noun. (archaic) The substance that constitutes something or someone; matter; hence, character or temper; mettle.
METAL, noun. The effective power or calibre of guns carried by a vessel of war.
METAL, noun. (UK) (obsolete) (in the plural) The rails of a railway.
METAL, noun. (informal) (travel) (aviation) The actual airline operating a flight, rather than any of the codeshare operators.
METAL, adjective. (music) Characterized by strong, fast drum-beats and distorted guitars. [1970s and after]
METAL, adjective. Having the emotional or social characteristics associated with metal music; brash, bold, frank, unyielding, etc.
METAL, verb. To make a road using crushed rock, stones etc.
METAL AGE, noun. (archaeology) An age characterised by the use of tools made from a specific type of metal.
METAL AGE, proper noun. The age characterised by the use of metal tools.
METAL AGE, proper noun. The Copper Age.
METAL AQUO COMPLEX, noun. (inorganic chemistry) A coordination compound consisting of a metal cation surrounded by a fixed number of water ligands
METAL CARBONYL, noun. (chemistry) Any complex of a transition metal combined with carbon monoxide; they are typically volatile solids or liquids, soluble on common organic solvents but insoluble in water; they are highly toxic.
METAL CLUSTER COMPOUND, noun. (chemistry) any compound in which two or more metal atoms are bonded to one another
METAL DETECTING, noun. The hobby of using a metal detector to hunt for buried coins or archaeological artifacts
METAL DETECTOR, noun. A hand-held device that uses electromagnetic induction to detect buried metal.
METAL DETECTOR, noun. A structure, similar to a doorway, through which people pass; an alarm is sounded if the person is carrying a metal object, as this may indicate a weapon.
METAL DETECTORIST, noun. A person who uses a metal detector
METAL DETECTORS, noun. Plural of metal detector
METAL HALIDE LAMP, noun. A high-pressure discharge lamp that is enclosed in a quartz envelope containing metal halides (usually iodides), and produces high-efficacy white light.
METAL HALIDE LAMPS, noun. Plural of metal halide lamp
METAL HOMEOSTASIS, noun. (biochemistry) The ability of individual cells to maintain a healthy level of metals within the cell.
METAL HYDRIDE, noun. (chemistry) any compound in which hydrogen is bonded chemically to a metal or metalloid element
METAL MASTER, noun. A metal sheet used in offset printing for carrying ink onto the rubber printing form.
METAL SHOP, noun. A class where metalwork is taught.
METAL SHOP, noun. The room where these classes take place.
METAL SHOP, noun. A shop that deals in metalworking

Dictionary definition

METAL, noun. Any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc..
METAL, noun. A mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper".
METAL, verb. Cover with metal.
METAL, adjective. Containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce.

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