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I wasn't that wild about that. I told them basically if they were really going to want to bring back heavy metal to a program on MTV, then they are really going to have to get in touch with what real heavy metal is.
Phil Anselmo

Meaning of "metal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD METAL

From Latin metallum mine, product of a mine, from Greek metallon.
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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 METAL

metal  [ˈmɛtəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF METAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Metal is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
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 adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

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

See the conjugation of the verb metal in English.

WHAT DOES METAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

metal

Metal

A metal is a solid material that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and features good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable—that is, they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking—as well as fusible and ductile. About 91 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals. The meaning of "metal" differs for various communities. For example, astronomers use the blanket term "metal" for convenience to collectively describe all elements other than hydrogen and helium. Thus, in astronomy and physical cosmology, the metallicity of an object is the proportion of its matter made up of chemical elements other than hydrogen and helium. In addition, many elements and compounds that are not normally classified as metals become metallic under high pressures; these are known as metallic allotropes of non-metals.

Definition of metal in the English dictionary

The first definition of metal in the dictionary is any of a number of chemical elements, such as iron or copper, that are often lustrous ductile solids, have basic oxides, form positive ions, and are good conductors of heat and electricity. Other definition of metal is an alloy, such as brass or steel, containing one or more of these elements. Metal is also type made of metal.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO METAL

PRESENT

Present
I metal
you metal
he/she/it metals
we metal
you metal
they metal
Present continuous
I am metalling
you are metalling
he/she/it is metalling
we are metalling
you are metalling
they are metalling
Present perfect
I have metalled
you have metalled
he/she/it has metalled
we have metalled
you have metalled
they have metalled
Present perfect continuous
I have been metalling
you have been metalling
he/she/it has been metalling
we have been metalling
you have been metalling
they have been metalling
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 metalled
you metalled
he/she/it metalled
we metalled
you metalled
they metalled
Past continuous
I was metalling
you were metalling
he/she/it was metalling
we were metalling
you were metalling
they were metalling
Past perfect
I had metalled
you had metalled
he/she/it had metalled
we had metalled
you had metalled
they had metalled
Past perfect continuous
I had been metalling
you had been metalling
he/she/it had been metalling
we had been metalling
you had been metalling
they had been metalling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you metal
we let´s metal
you metal
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to metal
Past participle
metalled
Present Participle
metalling
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 METAL


abettal
əˈbɛtəl
fettle
ˈfɛtəl
gunmetal
ˈɡʌnˌmɛtəl
heavy-metal
ˈhɛvɪˈmɛtəl
kettle
ˈkɛtəl
mettle
ˈmɛtəl
nettle
ˈnɛtəl
nonmetal
nɒnˈmɛtəl
nu-metal
ˌnjuːˈmɛtəl
petal
ˈpɛtəl
presettle
priːˈsɛtəl
prometal
prəʊˈmɛtəl
resettle
riːˈsɛtəl
settle
ˈsɛtəl
shtetel
ˈʃtɛtəl
teakettle
ˈtiːˌkɛtəl
unsettle
ʌnˈsɛtəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE METAL

metairie
metal detector
metal fatigue
metal polish
metal spraying
metal tape
metal-like
metal.
metalanguage
metaldehyde
metalepses
metaleptic
metaleptical
metalhead
metalinguistic
metalinguistics
metalist
metalization
metalize
metall.

WORDS THAT END LIKE METAL

alkali metal
base metal
cytoskeletal
death metal
fetal
foetal
heavy metal
hot metal
musculoskeletal
parietal
precious metal
scrap metal
sheet metal
skeletal
societal
thrash metal
transition metal
varietal
vegetal
white metal

Synonyms and antonyms of metal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «metal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF METAL

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

Translator English - Chinese

金属
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

metal
570 millions of speakers

English

metal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धातु
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَعْدَنُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

метал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

metal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধাতু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

métal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Logam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Metall
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

金属
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

금속
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Logam
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kim loại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உலோக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धातू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

metal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

metallo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

metal
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

метал
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

metal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μέταλλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

metaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

metall
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

metall
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of metal

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «METAL»

The term «metal» is very widely used and occupies the 1.603 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «METAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «metal» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «metal» 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 metal

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «METAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word metal.
1
Marina Abramovic
When I was 14, I thought I looked terrible. I wore these typical Slavic shoes with metal bottoms so you could always hear me coming and this really ugly princess skirt and blouse with the top button closed. I had a boy haircut, a baby face covered with pimples, and a really big nose.
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Ryan Adams
I have found in black metal the lyrics are profoundly beautiful... a pathos and mythos at the same time.
3
Josef Albers
It is not so for art in appreciation because art is concerned with human behavior. And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy. It depends on what the fashion is. Now today it's energy. It's the same soul behind it. The same soul, you see.
4
Phil Anselmo
I wasn't that wild about that. I told them basically if they were really going to want to bring back heavy metal to a program on MTV, then they are really going to have to get in touch with what real heavy metal is.
5
Tom Araya
When this genre of music started in America, Metallica was up north in California, we were in Southern California, Anthrax was on the East Coast. We each developed our own metal music, and after 30 years, we're still playing our metal music.
6
Sebastian Bach
I am the man who put the hair in hair metal.
7
Ginger Baker
They credited us with the birth of that sort of heavy metal thing. Well, if that's the case, there should be an immediate abortion.
8
Mischa Barton
I'm still getting used to changing earrings - It still feels really weird to be pushing bits of metal through holes in my earlobes that weren't there a few weeks back, and actually seeing and feeling the holes in my lobes is still a bit freaky.
9
Henry Bessemer
I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard enough to be made into powder by my machinery.
10
Jimmy Breslin
If you gather a lot of stuff, then you write it, write in scenes with dialogue. Somewhere in the middle, rising from all this research like strong metal towers, is your opinions.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «METAL»

Discover the use of metal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to metal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Swedish Death Metal
Combining personal accounts and in-depth research, the epic tale of Swedens most lethal cultural export arrives in full enlightening detail. Starred review, Publishers Weekly. Book of the Year, Decibel Magazine.Original.
Daniel Ekeroth, 2008
2
Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book
With a foreword by party anthem master Andrew WK, the book gives headbangers the chance to colour legends like Metallica, Danzig and Panter; help get Spinal Tap through a backstage maze; complete the Black Metal word scramble and hair metal ...
Aye Jay Morano, Aye Jay, 2007
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Metal Fabricator's Handbook
Winner of the prestigious Moto Award for "Best Technical How-to Book" in 1984, the METAL FABRICATOR'S HANDBOOK applies master metal craftsman Ron Fournier's unique metal fabricating skills--developed during years of building Indy cars, drag ...
Ron Fournier, Sue Fournier, 1990
4
Heavy Metal: The Music and Its Culture
Few forms of music elicit such strong reactions as does heavy metal.
Deena Weinstein, 2009
5
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic
Also included in this classic guide: -A 16-page full-color insert, new with this edition -Birthstone and jewelry magic lore -Tables listing both planetary and elementary rulers of stones, magical intentions, and magical substitutions
Scott Cunningham, 2011
6
Automotive Sheet Metal Forming & Fabrication
This book contains useful instruction and information for metal workers, from novice to intermediate and even advanced, on how to apply force and use good judgment, thorough planning, close observation, creativity, and restraint to create ...
Matt Joseph, 2011
7
Metal-Polymer Nanocomposites
Metal-Polymer Nanocomposites provides the first guide solely devoted to the unique properties and applications of this essential area of nanoscience.
Luigi Nicolais, Gianfranco Carotenuto, 2004
8
Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal
Revered former Metal Maniacs editor Jeff Wagner analyses the heady side of metal in this exhaustive narrative history of a relentlessly ambitious musical subculture.
Jeff Wagner, 2010
9
Mechanics of Sheet Metal Forming
Engineers in stamping plants and press shops find the book useful in understanding what happens during forming and why failures occur. The book is also used as a text for industrial short courses that have been given in many countries.
Jack Hu, Zdzislaw Marciniak, John Duncan, 2002
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Metal Foams: Fundamentals and Applications
•Covers all phases of metal foam theory and technology •Techniques linking pore structure to custom properties •New applications in transportation, energy absorption, and orthopedic implants •Foams from a variety of metals as well ...
Nihad Dukhan, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «METAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term metal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Carson structure fire sparks hazmat response due to burning metal
A structure fire involving metal shavings broke out in the 200 block of East Gardena Boulevard in Carson on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (KABC). «KABC-TV, Jul 15»
2
Metal detectors, stricter smoking policy coming to Canadian Tire …
Canadian Tire Centre will screen all fans with walk-through metal detectors beginning Sept. 20 as part of its upgraded security policy, it was ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
3
Home Inspector: Is metal roofing worth the extra cost?
Yet another kind of roof has been slowly gaining steam over the past several years- metal. The main reason for the "slowly" is because of the ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Crews tackle large scrap metal fire in Glastonbury
It is believed a large stack of scrap metal, around 10 metres high, is involved in the fire. The police helicopter is hovering overhead telling ... «ITV News, Jul 15»
5
Dog left motionless on the lawn after neighbour's alleged attack with …
Dog left motionless on the lawn after neighbour's alleged attack with metal bar. July 22, 2015: A man has been caught on camera beating a dog ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
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Metal Gear Online gear customisation won't affect stats
Metal Gear 5: The Phantom Pain brings back multiplayer suite Metal Gear Online, complete with the ability to play dress ups. «VG247, Jul 15»
7
What the yellow metal crash means: Gold buffs, celebrate. It's time to …
Gold production costs are notoriously difficult to compute because of the varying costs of mining the metal by different gold companies. Due to ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
8
Residents rally against proposed scrap metal facility
After residents complained about the foul odor and noise, the town changed the zoning laws to allow a scrap metal company to move in. «News 12 Long Island, Jul 15»
9
Alexandria man accused in scrap metal theft
A victim who was able to provide surveillance video helped to identify an Alexandria man who allegedly stole and then sold scrap metal last ... «Alexandria Town Talk, Jul 15»
10
Tuneful Doom: Torche Breaks the Metal Mold
If you grew up watching Headbanger's Ball every weekend, it's impossible not to associate the term “pop metal” with unequivocal shills like ... «Westword, Jul 15»

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