Definition of inlaid
1a : set into a surface in a decorative design tables with inlaid marbleb : 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
Recent Examples of inlaid from the Web
The recently refinished hardwood floors in the living room are complemented by a decorative inlaid border.
The main entry opens to a grand 12-by-13-foot gallery embellished with bronze moldings and floors of Italian limestone and white inlaid marble.
The entire design scheme looked great against the inlaid baffle on the surrounds, and the cherry ended up being perfect complement to the sleek black aluminum baffle on the sub.
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First Known Use of inlaid
INLAID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inlaid for English Language Learners
: set into the surface of something in a decorative pattern
: decorated with an inlaid design
INLAID Defined for Kids
Definition of inlaid for Students
1 : set into a surface in a decorative pattern an inlaid design
2 : decorated with a design or material set into a surface an inlaid table
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