HyperDic: metal

English > 4 senses of the word metal:
NOUNsubstancemetal, metallic elementany of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
substancemetal, alloya mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
ADJECTIVEallmetal, metalliccontaining or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal
VERBcontactmetalcover with metal
metal > pronunciation
Soundsmeh'tahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > metal: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningContaining or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal.
Examples
  • "a metallic compound"
  • "metallic luster"
  • "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce
Synonymmetallic
Narrowerall-metalConsisting completely of metal
aluminiferousContaining alum or aluminum
antimonialContaining antimony
argentiferousContaining or yielding silver
auriferous, gold-bearingContaining gold
bimetal, bimetallicformed of two different metals or alloys
bronzemade from or consisting of bronze
gold, golden, gildedmade from or covered with gold
metallike, metal-looking, metallic-lookingresembling metal
silvermade from or largely consisting of silver
tinnyThin and metallic in sound
Oppositenonmetallic, nonmetalnot containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal
Spanishmetálico
Catalanmetàl·lic
English > metal: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc..
Synonymmetallic element
Narroweralkali metal, alkaline metalAny of the monovalent metals of group I of the periodic table (lithium or sodium or potassium or rubidium or cesium or francium)
alkaline earth, alkaline-earth metalAny of the bivalent metals of group II of the periodic table (calcium or strontium or barium or magnesium or beryllium)
aluminum, aluminium, Al, atomic number 13A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
americium, Am, atomic number 95A radioactive transuranic metallic element
antimony, Sb, atomic number 51A metallic element having four allotropic forms
barium, Ba, atomic number 56A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group
base metalA metal that is common and not considered precious
berkelium, Bk, atomic number 97A radioactive transuranic element
beryllium, Be, glucinium, atomic number 4A light strong brittle / brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
bismuth, Bi, atomic number 83A heavy brittle / brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically)
cadmium, Cd, atomic number 48A soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element
calcium, Ca, atomic number 20A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light
californium, Cf, atomic number 98A radioactive transuranic element
cerium, Ce, atomic number 58A ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series
cesium, caesium, Cs, atomic number 55A soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid / liquid at normal temperatures)
chromium, Cr, atomic number 24A hard brittle / brittle multivalent metallic element
cobalt, Co, atomic number 27A hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element
copper, Cu, atomic number 29A ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element
curium, Cm, atomic number 96A radioactive transuranic metallic element
dysprosium, Dy, atomic number 66A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
einsteinium, Es, E, atomic number 99A radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
erbium, Er, atomic number 68A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
europium, Eu, atomic number 63A bivalent and trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
fermium, Fm, atomic number 100A radioactive transuranic metallic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
francium, Fr, atomic number 87A radioactive element of the alkali-metal group discovered as a disintegration product of actinium
gadolinium, Gd, atomic number 64A ductile silvery-white ductile ferromagnetic trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
gallium, Ga, atomic number 31A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element
hafnium, Hf, atomic number 72A grey tetravalent metallic element that resembles zirconium chemically and is found in zirconium minerals
heavy metalA metal of relatively high density / density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead)
holmium, Ho, atomic number 67A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
indium, In, atomic number 49A rare soft silvery metallic element
iridium, Ir, atomic number 77A heavy brittle / brittle metallic element of the platinum group
iron, Fe, atomic number 26A heavy ductile magnetic metallic element
lanthanum, La, atomic number 57A white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily
lead, Pb, atomic number 82A soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element
lithium, Li, atomic number 3A soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group
lutetium, lutecium, Lu, atomic number 71A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
magnesium, Mg, atomic number 12A light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element
manganese, Mn, atomic number 25A hard brittle / brittle grey polyvalent metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic
mercury, quicksilver, hydrargyrum, Hg, atomic number 80A heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element
molybdenum, Mo, atomic number 42A polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties
neodymium, Nd, atomic number 60A yellow trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
neptunium, Np, atomic number 93A radioactive transuranic metallic element
nickel, Ni, atomic number 28A hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion
niobium, Nb, atomic number 41A soft grey ductile metallic element used in alloys
noble metalAny metal that is resistant to corrosion or oxidation
osmium, Os, atomic number 76A hard brittle / brittle blue-grey or blue-black metallic element that is one of the platinum metals
palladium, Pd, atomic number 46A silver-white metallic element of the platinum group that resembles platinum
polonium, Po, atomic number 84A radioactive metallic element that is similar to tellurium and bismuth
potassium, K, atomic number 19A light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group
praseodymium, Pr, atomic number 59A soft yellowish-white trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
promethium, Pm, atomic number 61A soft silvery metallic element of the rare earth group having no stable isotope
protactinium, protoactinium, Pa, atomic number 91A short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead
radium, Ra, atomic number 88An intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores
rhenium, Re, atomic number 75A rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys
rhodium, Rh, atomic number 45A white hard metallic element that is one of the platinum group and is found in platinum ores
rubidium, Rb, atomic number 37A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali metal group
ruthenium, Ru, atomic number 44A rare polyvalent metallic element of the platinum group
samarium, Sm, atomic number 62A grey lustrous metallic element of the rare earth group
scandium, Sc, atomic number 21A white trivalent metallic element
sodium, Na, atomic number 11A silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group
strontium, Sr, atomic number 38A soft silver-white or yellowish metallic element of the alkali metal group
tantalum, Ta, atomic number 73A hard grey lustrous metallic element that is highly resistant to corrosion
technetium, Tc, atomic number 43A crystalline metallic element not found in nature
terbium, Tb, atomic number 65A metallic element of the rare earth group
thallium, Tl, atomic number 81A soft grey malleable metallic element that resembles tin but discolors on exposure to air
thorium, Th, atomic number 90A soft silvery-white tetravalent radioactive metallic element
thulium, Tm, atomic number 69A soft silvery metallic element of the rare earth group
tin, Sn, atomic number 50A silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion
titanium, Ti, atomic number 22A light strong grey lustrous corrosion-resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts)
tungsten, wolfram, W, atomic number 74A heavy grey-white metallic element
uranium, U, atomic number 92A heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element
vanadium, V, atomic number 23A soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys
ytterbium, Yb, atomic number 70A soft silvery metallic element
yttrium, Y, atomic number 39A silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals
zinc, Zn, atomic number 30A bluish-white lustrous metallic element
zirconium, Zr, atomic number 40A lustrous grey strong metallic element resembling titanium
Broaderchemical element, elementAny of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
Spanishelemento metálico, metales, metal
Catalanelement metàl·lic, metall
Adjectivesmetalliccontaining or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal
monometalliccontaining one atom of metal in the molecule
Verbsmetalcover with metal
English > metal: 4 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten.
Synonymalloy
Narrower18-karat goldAn alloy that contains 75 per cent gold
22-karat goldAn alloy that contains 87 per cent gold
Alnicotrade name for an alloy used to make high-energy permanent magnets
Babbitt metal, babbittAn alloy of tin with some copper and antimony
Britannia metalAn alloy similar to pewter
CarboloyAn alloy based on tungsten with cobalt or nickel as a binder
DuraluminAn aluminum-based alloy
InconelA nickel-base alloy with chromium and iron
InvarAn alloy of iron and nickel having a low coefficient of thermal expansion
StelliteA very hard alloy of cobalt and chromium with cobalt as the principal ingredient
Wood's metal, Wood's alloyA fusible alloy that is half bismuth plus lead, tin, and cadmium
amalgam, dental amalgamAn alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
cheoplastic metalAny alloy that fuses at low temperatures and can be used molding artificial teeth
copper-base alloyAny alloy whose principal component is copper
dental goldAn alloy of gold used in dentistry
electrumAn alloy of gold and silver
fusible metalAn alloy with a low melting point and used as solder and in safety plugs and sprinkler fuses
heavy metalA metal of relatively high density / density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead)
nickel-base alloy, nickel alloyAn alloy whose main constituent is nickel
nickel silver, German silverA silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel
oroide, oreidealloy of copper and tin and zinc
pewterAny of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)
pinchbeckAn alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewelry to imitate gold
pot metalAn alloy of copper and lead used especially for making large pots
pyrophoric alloyAn alloy that emits sparks when struck or scratched with steel
shot metalAn alloy that is 98% lead and 2% arsenic
solderAn alloy (usually of lead and tin) used when melted to join two metal surfaces
steelAn alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon
sterling silverA silver alloy with no more than 7.5% copper
tombac, tombak, tambacAn alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding
type metalAn alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type
white goldA pale alloy of gold usually with platinum or nickel or palladium
white metal, bearing metalAn alloy (often of lead or tin base) used for bearings
Broadermixture(chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
Substancessolid solution, primary solid solutionA homogeneous solid that can exist over a range of component chemicals
Spanishaleación, metal
Catalanaliatge, lliga
Adjectivesmetalliccontaining or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal
Verbsmetalcover with metal
English > metal: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCover with metal.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadercoat, surfacePut a coat on
Spanishmetalizar
Nounsmetalany of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
metala mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten

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