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Meaning of "lacquer" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LACQUER

From obsolete French lacre sealing wax, from Portuguese lacalac1.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LACQUER

lacquer  [ˈlækə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LACQUER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lacquer is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb lacquer in English.

WHAT DOES LACQUER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lacquer

Lacquer

Lacquer is a clear or coloured wood finish that dries by solvent evaporation or a curing process that produces a hard, durable finish. This finish can be of any sheen level from ultra matte to high gloss, and it can be further polished as required. It is also used for "lacquer paint", which typically is a paint that dries to a more than usually hard and smooth surface. The term lacquer originates from the Sanskrit word laksha meaning "wax", which was used for both the Lac insect and the scarlet resinous secretion it produces that was used as wood finish in ancient India and neighbouring areas. In terms of modern products, lac-based finishes are referred to as shellac, while lacquer refers to other polymers dissolved in volatile organic compounds, such as nitrocellulose, and later acrylic compounds dissolved in lacquer thinner, a mixture of several solvents typically containing butyl acetate and xylene or toluene. While both lacquer and shellac are traditional finishes, lacquer is more durable than shellac.

Definition of lacquer in the English dictionary

The first definition of lacquer in the dictionary is a hard glossy coating made by dissolving cellulose derivatives or natural resins in a volatile solvent. Other definition of lacquer is a black resinous substance, obtained from certain trees, used to give a hard glossy finish to wooden furniture. Lacquer is also Also called: hair lacquer. a mixture of shellac and alcohol for spraying onto the hair to hold a style in place.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LACQUER

PRESENT

Present
I lacquer
you lacquer
he/she/it lacquers
we lacquer
you lacquer
they lacquer
Present continuous
I am lacquering
you are lacquering
he/she/it is lacquering
we are lacquering
you are lacquering
they are lacquering
Present perfect
I have lacquered
you have lacquered
he/she/it has lacquered
we have lacquered
you have lacquered
they have lacquered
Present perfect continuous
I have been lacquering
you have been lacquering
he/she/it has been lacquering
we have been lacquering
you have been lacquering
they have been lacquering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I lacquered
you lacquered
he/she/it lacquered
we lacquered
you lacquered
they lacquered
Past continuous
I was lacquering
you were lacquering
he/she/it was lacquering
we were lacquering
you were lacquering
they were lacquering
Past perfect
I had lacquered
you had lacquered
he/she/it had lacquered
we had lacquered
you had lacquered
they had lacquered
Past perfect continuous
I had been lacquering
you had been lacquering
he/she/it had been lacquering
we had been lacquering
you had been lacquering
they had been lacquering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will lacquer
you will lacquer
he/she/it will lacquer
we will lacquer
you will lacquer
they will lacquer
Future continuous
I will be lacquering
you will be lacquering
he/she/it will be lacquering
we will be lacquering
you will be lacquering
they will be lacquering
Future perfect
I will have lacquered
you will have lacquered
he/she/it will have lacquered
we will have lacquered
you will have lacquered
they will have lacquered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been lacquering
you will have been lacquering
he/she/it will have been lacquering
we will have been lacquering
you will have been lacquering
they will have been lacquering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would lacquer
you would lacquer
he/she/it would lacquer
we would lacquer
you would lacquer
they would lacquer
Conditional continuous
I would be lacquering
you would be lacquering
he/she/it would be lacquering
we would be lacquering
you would be lacquering
they would be lacquering
Conditional perfect
I would have lacquer
you would have lacquer
he/she/it would have lacquer
we would have lacquer
you would have lacquer
they would have lacquer
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been lacquering
you would have been lacquering
he/she/it would have been lacquering
we would have been lacquering
you would have been lacquering
they would have been lacquering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you lacquer
we let´s lacquer
you lacquer
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to lacquer
Past participle
lacquered
Present Participle
lacquering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LACQUER


acca
ˈækə
attacker
əˈtækə
bacca
ˈbækə
backpacker
ˈbækpækə
caca
ˈkækə
clacker
ˈklækə
cracker
ˈkrækə
Dakar
ˈdækə
Dhaka
ˈdækə
flacker
ˈflækə
hacker
ˈhækə
lacker
ˈlækə
malacca
məˈlækə
Melaka
məˈlækə
packer
ˈpækə
polacca
pəʊˈlækə
portulaca
ˌpɔːtjʊˈlækə
relacquer
riːˈlækə
slacker
ˈslækə
tracker
ˈtrækə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LACQUER

lacklustre
Laclos
lacmus
Laconia
Laconian
laconic
laconical
laconically
laconicism
laconism
lacquer tree
lacquered
lacquerer
lacquering
lacquerware
lacquerwork
lacquey
lacrimal
lacrimal duct
lacrimal gland

WORDS THAT END LIKE LACQUER

antiquer
burlesquer
Chancellor of the Exchequer
chequer
conquer
Court of Exchequer
exchequer
Great Roll of the Exchequer
hair lacquer
jerquer
masquer
nail lacquer
reconquer
torquer

Synonyms and antonyms of lacquer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LACQUER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lacquer» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lacquer
enamel · glaze · japan · resin · shellac · varnish · wax

Translation of «lacquer» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
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TRANSLATION OF LACQUER

Find out the translation of lacquer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lacquer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lacquer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

laca
570 millions of speakers

English

lacquer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लाह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وِرْنِيشُ الِلّك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

laca
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বার্ণিশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

laque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lakuer
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lack
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ラッカー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

래커
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lacquer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sơn mài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लाख
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lake
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lacca
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lakier
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лак
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lac
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λάκα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lack
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lakk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lacquer

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LACQUER»

The term «lacquer» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.420 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LACQUER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lacquer» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lacquer» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lacquer

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LACQUER»

Discover the use of lacquer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lacquer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lacquer: Technology and Conservation : a Comprehensive Guide ...
The lacquer is stuck to the shelves so that they do not fall off when the shelf is inverted. This constant movement prevents the wet lacquer from dripping or sagging. thus producing an even finish tFigure 4.2). 4.5 Preparation: dust To obtain a ...
Marianne Webb, 2000
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East Asian Lacquer: The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection
The Irving Collection represents a wide range of styles and techniques from the 13th through the twentieth centuries.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Barbara Brennan Ford, 1991
3
Techniques of Chinese Lacquer: The Classic ...
Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum focusing on the conservation of the Victoria and Albert Museum's Mazarin Chest, from March 3 to May 24, 2009, this is the first English translation of Jesuit Filippo ...
Filippo Buonanni, 2009
4
The Lacquer Screen: A Chinese Detective Story
"One of the most satisfyingly devious of the Judge Dee novels, with unusual historical richness in its portrayal of the China of the T'ang dynasty."-—New York Times Book Review "Even Judge Dee is baffled by Robert van Gulik's new ...
Robert van Gulik, 2010
5
Red Lacquer Bridge
The contents of that box led Maggie on a journey that ended with the discovery of a treasure her great-aunt had found two generations before her.
Maggie Shelton, Lucile Cattermole Regan, 2006
6
Inro and Other Miniature Forms of Japanese Lacquer Art
This book is generously supplied with 256 illustrations, of which 76 are in color. All important miniature lacquer forms are represented. In addition, there is a well-selected and useful bibliography.
Melvin Jahss, Betty Jahss, 2013
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Visions from the Golden Land: Burma and the Art of Lacquer
Until now, Burmese art generally - let along this important branch - has been little studied. This beautifully illustrated book features some 200 items which demonstrate the skill of the Burmese lacquer-craftsman.
Ralph Isaacs, T. Richard Blurton, 2000
8
A Lacquer Legacy at Kew: The Japanese Collection of John J Quin
This book reproduces his original 1882 report and illustrates the beauty, variety and techniques of the art of lacquer at the time.
Hew D. V. Prendergast, Helena F. Jaeschke, Naomi Rumball, 2001
9
Eclectic Collecting: Art from Burma in the Denison Museum
The collection of Burmese art housed at the Denison Museum in Granville, Ohio, USA, includes more than 1,500 objects dating from the late first millennium AD through the twentieth century.
Alexandra Green, 2008
10
Masterpieces of Chinese lacquer from the Mike Healy ...
" "The lacquers range in date from the later Han dynasty (1st-2nd century C. E.) to the late Ming dynasty (1568-1644). The earliest objects in the collection are a small red lacquer cup and a covered toiletries box of red and black lacquer.
Julia M. White, Yanli Bao, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LACQUER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lacquer is used in the context of the following news items.
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Vietnam lacquer paintings on show in RoK - News VietNamNet
As many as 42 lacquer paintings by 14 Vietnamese artists are being showcased in an exhibition at the Ganaisa Art Centre in the capital city of ... «VietNamNet Bridge, Jul 15»
2
A visit to enchanting Vietnam | Travel | SanLuisObispo.com
... streets and alleys is packed with merchandise such as shoes, clothing, jewelry and a variety of crafts made from silk, bamboo or lacquer. «The San Luis Obispo Tribune, Jul 15»
3
This mosque is India's first, Prophet's contemporary | IndiLeak …
Then the minber, or the pulpit from where the Imam delivers sermons, has some intricate carvings and lacquer work, which is again unique to ... «Indileak, Jul 15»
4
5 Eyeshadow Tricks That Will Change Your Beauty Life | StyleCaster
You can also crush up eyeshadow and mix it with clear nail polish to create your own custom lacquer shades—but don't forget the top coat. «StyleCaster, Jul 15»
5
Dariusburst Another Chronicle is still the ultimate trip • Eurogamer.net
... complimentary headphone inputs and a host of futuristic ergonomic embellishments, the four-player crimson lacquer control panel is primed ... «Eurogamer.net, Jul 15»
6
In lost temples, faith renewed - The Nation
A window is lined with blooming and wilting golden lacquer flowers. Gold thread the thickness of human hair hangs against a wall. «The Nation, Jul 15»
7
Neil Lawrence and my nan: death comes knocking twice | afr.com
There Neil was, fit and funny, sitting at my dining table, backlit by Israel Birch's steel and lacquer. Many of my other mates have sat there before, ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
8
Reissue CDs Weekly: Mission of Burma | New music reviews, news …
The mastering was analogue and direct to lacquer. The four tracks from the “Academy Fight Song” and "Trem Two” singles are included in the ... «The Arts Desk, Jul 15»
9
CID Serial Episode On Sony Entertainment TV | Times Of india
Natasha, a businesswoman, receives a skeletal hand embedded in lacquer as a birthday present. Later that night, she is murdered. Team CID ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
10
'I push boundaries in a positive way': Transgender model Andreja …
One striking image shows the blonde sporting electric purple lip lacquer with matching glitter swept over her eyes. 'It's a fantastic campaign,' ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Lacquer [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lacquer>. Mar 2020 ».
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