- set in pieces into a surface of another material so as to form a smooth surface: a pine table with an inlaid walnut design
- decorated with a surface made in this way: an inlaid floor
pt. & pp. of inlay
Past tense and past participle of inlay
- Set into a surface in a decorative pattern: a mahogany dresser with an inlaid teak design.
- Decorated with a pattern set into a surface: inlaid antique furniture.
- Having a pattern that goes through to the backing. Used of linoleum or vinyl flooring.
- simple past tense and past participle of inlay
- This is a Grecian building (1785), with a richly ornamented ceiling and inlaid altarpavement; it also contains much fine sculpture in the memorials to former dukes, and is the burial-place of Field Marshal Lord Raglan, who was the youngest son of the 5th duke of Beaufort.
- The eyes in both cases were inlaid, those of the lions with red jasper, white shell and blue schist: this imitation of the eyes in stone as well as metal figures was a feature common to both arts, which were at this time assuredly not without direct or indirect connexion.
- It is inlaid with designs in colour and black and white, representing Biblical and legendary subjects, and is supposed to have been begun by Duccio della Buoninsegna.
- It is mainly built of red brick, with fine nave columns of red and white marble and an elaborate marble pavement inlaid in many different patterns.
- The metal guard (Isuba), made of ironorpreciousalloy,wasadorned with engraved designs, often inlaid with gold and silver.