inlaid

adjective

in·​laid ˈin-ˈlād How to pronounce inlaid (audio)
1
a
: set into a surface in a decorative design
tables with inlaid marble
b
: decorated with a design or material set into a surface
a table with an inlaid top
2
of linoleum : having a design that goes all the way through to the backing

Examples of inlaid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 20 rooms have exposed beam ceilings, concrete floors with inlaid pebbles, and plush pillow-top mattresses with luxe Italian linens. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 11 Apr. 2024 The grand entrance gallery features an inlaid wood floor and a curved staircase, and the spacious fireside living room spills out to a slender terrace with sweeping views of the Marin Headlands across the mouth of San Francisco Bay. Mark David, Robb Report, 31 Oct. 2023 The dash is made of inlaid calamander light open-pore wood, and the leather used for the interior is mauve and tan. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 24 Aug. 2023 This oak nightstand with an inlaid chevron pattern has three spacious drawers and is 31.5 inches tall. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 17 Aug. 2023 There are inlaid wood floors and original light fixtures, says listing broker Kelly Dehaan of Cadwell Realty Group-Corvallis. Jeastman, oregonlive, 28 July 2023 That unique shape provides enhanced flexibility with an inlaid metal strip. Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 13 July 2023 Many are geometric forms, from inlaid boxes and centuries-old obelisks to bocce balls and marble orbs. Robert Rufino, ELLE Decor, 12 June 2023 The floors are made with several types of marble in inlaid mosaics, including Carrara marble, Siena yellow marble, and Medicean breccia marble, which was also used at the Vatican. Laura Itzkowitz, Travel + Leisure, 11 May 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'inlaid.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of inlaid was in 1598

Dictionary Entries Near inlaid

Cite this Entry

“Inlaid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inlaid. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

inlaid

adjective
in·​laid ˈin-ˈlād How to pronounce inlaid (audio)
1
: set into a surface in a decorative design
tables with inlaid marble
also : decorated with an inlaid design
a table with an inlaid top
2
: having a design that goes all the way through
inlaid linoleum
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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