inlaid

adjective in·laid \ ˈin-ˈlād \

Definition of inlaid

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

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First Known Use of inlaid

1598


INLAID Defined for English Language Learners

inlaid

adjective

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

inlaid

adjective in·laid \ ˈin-ˈlād \

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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