Inlay definition

ĭnlā, ĭn-lā
To insert (a photograph, for example) within a mat in a book.
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To set (pieces of wood or ivory, for example) into a surface, usually at the same level, to form a design.
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To decorate by setting in such designs.
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(dentistry) A solid filling, as of gold or porcelain, fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place.
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Contrasting material set into a surface in pieces to form a design.
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A design, pattern, or decoration made by inlaying.
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To fit or insert (an illustration) into a mat.
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To add extra silver to (silver-plated objects)
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To set (pieces of wood, metal, etc.) into a surface to make a design that is typically level with the surface.
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To decorate with such pieces.
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Inlaid decoration or material.
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A filling for a tooth made from a mold of the prepared cavity and then cemented into place.
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(dentistry) A solid filling, as of gold or porcelain, fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place.
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The material placed within a different material in the form of a decoration.
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To place pieces of a foreign material within another material to form a decorative design.
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(dentistry) To fill a tooth.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
inlay
Plural:
inlays

Origin of inlay

  • in- +‎ lay.

    From Wiktionary