- a durable, lustrous, reversible fabric as of silk or linen, in figured weave, used for table linen, upholstery, etc.
- Damascus steel
- the wavy markings of such steel
- deep pink or rose
Origin of damaskItalian damasco, after Classical Latin Damascus (the city)
- Obsolete of or from Damascus
- made of damask
- like damask
- deep-pink or rose
- to ornament with flowered designs or wavy lines
- to make deep-pink or rose
- A rich patterned fabric of cotton, linen, silk, or wool.
- A fine, twilled table linen.
- Damascus steel.
- The wavy pattern on Damascus steel.
transitive verbdam·asked, dam·ask·ing, dam·asks
- To damascene.
- To decorate or weave with rich patterns.
Origin of damaskMiddle English, Damascus, damask, from Latin Damascus, from Greek Damaskos.
- An ornate silk fabric originating from Damascus.
- True damasks are pure silk.
- Linen so woven that a pattern is produced by the different directions of the thread, without contrast of colour.
- A heavy woollen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in the same way as the linen damask; made for furniture covering and hangings.
- Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or "water" of such steel.
- A damask rose, Rosa × damascena.
- A grayish-pink color, like that of the damask rose.
(comparative more damask, superlative most damask)
- Of a grayish-pink color, like that of the damask rose.
(third-person singular simple present damasks, present participle damasking, simple past and past participle damasked)
From Damascus, where the fabric was originally made.