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1lute

noun \ˈlüt\

Definition of LUTE

:  a stringed instrument having a large pear-shaped body, a vaulted back, a fretted fingerboard, and a head with tuning pegs which is often angled backward from the neck

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Origin of LUTE

Middle English, from Middle French lut, from Old Occitan laut, from Arabic al-ʽūd, literally, the wood
First Known Use: 13th century

2lute

verb
lut·edlut·ing

Definition of LUTE

transitive verb
:  to seal or cover (as a joint or surface) with lute

Origin of LUTE

Middle English, from Latin lutare, from lutum mud — more at pollute
First Known Use: 14th century

3lute

noun

Definition of LUTE

:  a substance (as cement or clay) for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid

First Known Use of LUTE

15th century

lute

noun \ˈlüt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LUTE

:  a substance (as cement or clay) for packing a joint (as in laboratory apparatus) or coating a porous surface to produce imperviousness to gas or liquid
lute transitive verb, lut·ed lut·ing

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