delft

play
noun, often attributive \ˈdelft\

Definition of delft

  1. 1 :  tin-glazed Dutch earthenware with blue and white or polychrome decoration

  2. 2 :  ceramic ware (such as tiles) resembling or imitative of Dutch delft

Origin and Etymology of delft

Delft, Netherlands


Delft

play
geographical name \ˈdelft\

Definition of Delft

  1. commune in the southwestern part of the Netherlands population 99,097 Delft is famous for the manufacture of pottery (delftware) especially in the 17th and 18th centuries.


Learn More about delft


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up delft? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to reach the highest or a decisive point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!