n.1.(Chem.) An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than acid properties, as contrasted with the nonmetals, or metalloids. No sharp line can be drawn between the metals and nonmetals, and certain elements partake of both acid and basic qualities, as chromium, manganese, bismuth, etc.
2.Ore from which a metal is derived; - so called by miners.
3.A mine from which ores are taken.
Slaves . . . and persons condemned to metals.
- Jer. Taylor.
4.The substance of which anything is made; material; hence, constitutional disposition; character; temper.
5.Courage; spirit; mettle. See Mettle.
6.The broken stone used in macadamizing roads and ballasting railroads.
7.The effective power or caliber of guns carried by a vessel of war.
8.Glass in a state of fusion.
9.The rails of a railroad.
Base metal
(Chem.) any one of the metals, as iron, lead, etc., which are readily tarnished or oxidized, in contrast with the noble metals. In general, a metal of small value, as compared with gold or silver.
Fusible metal
(Metal.) a very fusible alloy, usually consisting of bismuth with lead, tin, or cadmium.
Heavy metals
(Chem.) the metallic elements not included in the groups of the alkalies, alkaline earths, or the earths; specifically, the heavy metals, as gold, mercury, platinum, lead, silver, etc.
Light metals
(Chem.) the metallic elements of the alkali and alkaline earth groups, as sodium, lithium, calcium, magnesium, etc.; also, sometimes, the metals of the earths, as aluminium.
Muntz metal
an alloy for sheathing and other purposes, consisting of about sixty per cent of copper, and forty of zinc. Sometimes a little lead is added. It is named from the inventor.
Prince's metal
(Old Chem.) an alloy resembling brass, consisting of three parts of copper to one of zinc; - also called Prince Rupert's metal.
v. t.1.To cover with metal; as, to metal a ship's bottom; to metal a road.
[imp. & p. p. Metaled (? or ?) or Metalled; p. pr. & vb. n. Metaling or Metalling.]
Noun1.metal - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
2.Metalmetal - 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"
Synonyms: alloy
Verb1.metal - cover with metal
Adj.1.metal - 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
Synonyms: metallic
nonmetal, nonmetallic - not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "nonmetallic elements"
1.METAL - Mega-Extensive Telecommunications Applications Language. BBS language for PRODOS 8 on Apple II.
2.METAL - The syntax-definition formalism of the Mentor system. Metal specifications are compiled to specifications for a scanner/parser generator such as Lex/Yacc. "Metal: A Formalism to Specify Formalisms", G. Kahn et al, Sci Comp Prog 3:151-188 (1983).
Machine Evaluation and Translation Language (Siemens) To see metal in your dream, signifies strength and character. It may also symbolize the inhumane side of society.Dutch foil, achievement, alerion, aluminum, aluminum foil, americium, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, asphalt, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, barium, baton, bearings, bend, bend sinister, beryllium, billet, bismuth, blacktop, blazon, blazonry, bordure, broad arrow, bullion, cadency mark, cadmium, calcium, canton, carpet, causeway, cement, cerium, cesium, chaplet, charge, chevron, chief, chrome, chromium, coat of arms, cobalt, cobblestone, cockatrice, concrete, copper, coronet, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline, crown, device, difference, differencing, dysprosium, eagle, earth metals, erbium, ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, europium, falcon, fess, fess point, field, file, flag, flanch, fleur-de-lis, floor, fret, fur, fusil, gadolinium, gallium, garland, germanium, gold, gold dust, gold foil, gold leaf, griffin, gules, gyron, hatchment, helmet, heraldic device, holmium, honor point, impalement, impaling, indium, inescutcheon, iridium, iron, label, lanthanum, lead, lead foil, lion, lithium, lozenge, lutetium, magnesia, magnesium, manganese, mantling, marshaling, martlet, mascle, mercury, metal foil, metal leaf, metalleity, metallic, metallicity, metallics, metallike, metalline, metalloid, metalware, metalwork, molybdenum, motto, mullet, native metals, neodymium, nickel, niobium, noble metals, nombril point, octofoil, or, ordinary, organometallic, orle, osmium, pale, palladium, paly, pave, pean, pebble, pheon, phosphorus, platinum, polonium, potassium, praseodymium, precious metals, promethium, protactinium, purpure, quarter, quartering, radium, rare metals, rhenium, rose, rubidium, ruthenium, sable, saltire, samarium, scandium, scutcheon, semimetal, shield, silver, silver foil, sodium, spread eagle, strontium, subordinary, tantalum, tar, technetium, tenne, terbium, thallium, thulium, tin, tincture, tinfoil, titanium, torse, tressure, tungsten, unicorn, uranium, vair, vanadium, vert, wolfram, wreath, yale, ytterbium, yttrium, zinc, zirconium
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