Damask definition

dăməsk
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A rich patterned fabric of cotton, linen, silk, or wool.
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A fine, twilled table linen.
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Damascus steel.
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The wavy pattern on Damascus steel.
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To damascene.
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To decorate or weave with rich patterns.
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A durable, lustrous, reversible fabric as of silk or linen, in figured weave, used for table linen, upholstery, etc.
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Deep pink or rose.
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The wavy markings of such steel.
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(obs.) Of or from Damascus.
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Made of damask.
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Like damask.
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Deep-pink or rose.
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To ornament with flowered designs or wavy lines.
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To make deep-pink or rose.
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Relating to, or originating at, the city of Damascus.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
damask
Plural:
damasks

Origin of damask

  • Middle English Damascus, damask from Latin Damascus from Greek Damaskos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition