in·laid | \ˈin-ˈlād \

Definition of inlaid 

1a : 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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Walnut and oak beds and bureaus used inlaid marquetry for their quality workmanship and decoration. Ann Norman,, "Exhibitions highlighted Victorian influences on American design: Yenke Peddler antiques," 8 Mar. 2018 The front door with sidelights, transom, and a half-moon window over the second floor opens into the spacious foyer with an inlaid hardwood floor, offering a preview of the luxurious interior. Joan Walden,, "Property of the Week: 3 Erica Lane, West Simsbury," 20 July 2017 Gold-filigreed walls and inlaid wood floors presented a striking contrast to the Calvinist practicality of Geneva buildings. Peter Kujawinski, New York Times, "Colliders, Sundials and Wonder: When Science Is Your Destination," 28 May 2018 Fifteen thousand dollars' worth of oil paintings of the owner and his family hung on the walls, and mosaic inlaid tile covered the floor from front to back. Charles J. Johnson,, "The short, sad story of Cafe de Champion — Jack Johnson's mixed-race nightclub on Chicago's South Side," 25 May 2018 Highlights include a tray ceiling, shadow boxing below a chair rail and an inlaid walnut border in the oak floor. James Alexander,, "Property of the Week: 100 Summit Crest Drive, South Glastonbury," 22 Nov. 2017 Among them was an ivory netsuke of a trembling hare with amber-inlaid eyes. Scott Reyburn, New York Times, "Looming Ivory Ban Will Create a Mountain of Unsellable Antiques," 12 Apr. 2018 The catalog, which contains paintings, inlaid furniture, and valuable Art Deco sterling, reveals that Leighton was able to see magic and brilliance in all matter of things. Vogue, "At Sotheby’s, a Glimpse Into the Private World of Fred Leighton, “King of Estate Jewelry”," 29 Mar. 2018 Homes also feature a tiled fireplace with an inlaid parquet hearth and an oversized Trek deck. Margaret Demarino,, "Property of the Week: Harvest Village, Newington," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of inlaid

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of inlaid

: set into the surface of something in a decorative pattern

: decorated with an inlaid design


in·laid | \ˈin-ˈlād \

Kids Definition of inlaid

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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