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inlay

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verb in·lay \(ˌ)in-ˈlā, ˈin-ˌlā\

Definition of inlay

inlaid

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inlaying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to set into a surface or ground materialb :  to adorn with insertionsc :  to insert (something, such as a color plate) into a mat or other reinforcement

  3. 2 :  to rub, beat, or fuse (something, such as wire) into an incision in metal, wood, or stone

inlayer

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1596

First Known Use of inlay

1596


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inlay

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noun in·lay \ˈin-ˌlā\

Definition of inlay

  1. 1 :  inlaid work or a decorative inlaid pattern

  2. 2 :  a tooth filling shaped to fit a cavity and then cemented into place

Examples of inlay in a sentence

  1. The cabinet doors are decorated with inlays.

1667

First Known Use of inlay

1667


INLAY Defined for English Language Learners

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verb in·lay \(ˌ)in-ˈlā, ˈin-ˌlā\

Definition of inlay for English Language Learners

  • : to set pieces of wood, metal, etc., into the surface of (something) for decoration


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noun in·lay \ˈin-ˌlā\

Definition of inlay for English Language Learners

  • : material that is set into the surface of something for decoration : inlaid material


INLAY Defined for Kids

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verb in·lay \ˈin-ˈlā\

Definition of inlay for Students

inlaid

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inlaying

  1. :  to set into a surface for decoration or strengthening


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inlay

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noun in·lay \ˈin-ˌlā\

Definition of inlay for Students

  1. :  inlaid work :  material used in inlaying


Medical Dictionary

inlay

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noun in·lay \ˈin-ˌlā\

Medical Definition of inlay

  1. 1:  a tooth filling shaped to fit a cavity and then cemented into place

  2. 2:  a piece of tissue (as bone) laid into the site of missing tissue to cover a defect



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