lacquer

Definitions:

  • Any of various clear or colored synthetic coatings made by dissolving nitrocellulose or other cellulose derivatives together with plasticizers and pigments in a mixture of volatile solvents and used to impart a high gloss to surfaces.
  • A glossy, resinous material, such as the processed sap of the lacquer tree, used as a surface coating.
  • A finish that is baked onto the inside of food and beverage cans.
  • To coat with lacquer.
  • To give a sleek, glossy finish to.
  • Lac as used in dyeing.
  • An opaque varnish containing lac, properly so called.
  • Decorative work colored and then varnished so as to produce a hard, polished appearance like that of enamel.
  • A resinous varnish obtained from the <em>Rhus vernicifera</em> by making incisions in the bark.
  • Lacquer-ware; articles of wood which have been ornamented by coating with lacquer.
  • To varnish; treat or decorate with lacquer.
  • crude lacquer, the sap of the <em>Rhus vernicifera</em> of Japan.
  • lacquer colored with lampblack, used for drawing fine lines in the shading of feathers, hair, etc., on gold lacquer.
  • a variety of Japanese lacquer with small gold fiakes in irregular clusters. See <internalXref urlencoded="nashiji">nashiji</internalXref> <internalXref urlencoded="lacquer">lacquer</internalXref>.
  • a pure lacquer freed from water, exposed to the light, and stirred till it becomes black: used as a basis, or undercoating, on which the finishing lacquer is afterward placed.
  • a variety of Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold, in imitation of the skin of a pear. Also called <internalXref urlencoded="a%20venturin%20lacquer">a venturin lacquer</internalXref>.
  • a pure lacquer to which has been added water which had been used with a whetstone and contains fine particles of the stone in suspension: used on cheap ware.
  • a variety of Japanese lacquer of a pure black or greenish-black color.
  • a dark-green varnish made by adding to branchlacquer a small proportion of tooth-dye, which is prepared by boiling rice-vinegar in which iron filings have been placed, and by afterward exposing it to the rays of the sun for several days.
  • a variety of Japanese lacquer produced by mixing oil with the sap of the lacqner-tree (<em>Rhus vernicifera</em>). It is of a yellowish color and needs no polishing. When applied to furniture, being transparent, it shows the natural grain of the wood beneath.
  • a Japanese lacquer of a pure red color: same as <internalXref urlencoded="coral">coral</internalXref> or <em>vermilion lacquer</em> (which see, under <internalXref urlencoded="coral">coral</internalXref>).
  • a red lacquer which requires no final polishing. See <internalXref urlencoded="shunuri">shunuri</internalXref> <internalXref urlencoded="lacquer">lacquer</internalXref>.
  • a red cinnabar lacquer with carved decoration, made in China.
  • a variety of Japanese lacquer with marbled or veined effects in various colors.
  • varnish obtained from the branches of the lacquer-tree; branch-lacquer. See <internalXref urlencoded="seshime%20lacquer">seshime lacquer</internalXref>, under <em>lacquer.</em>
  • To cover with lacquer.
  • A varnish, consisting of a solution of shellac in alcohol, often colored with gamboge, saffron, or the like; -- used for varnishing metals, papier-maché, and wood. The name is also given to varnishes made of other ingredients, esp. the tough, solid varnish of the Japanese, with which ornamental objects are made.
  • A <xref>glossy</xref>, <xref>resinous</xref> material used as a <xref>surface</xref> <xref>coating</xref>; either a natural <xref>exudation</xref> of certain trees, or a <xref>solution</xref> of <xref>nitrocellulose</xref> in <xref>alcohol</xref>, etc.
  • A similar <xref>finish</xref>, <xref>baked</xref> onto the <xref>inside</xref> of <xref>cans</xref>.
  • To <xref>apply</xref> a lacquer to something or to give something a smooth, glossy finish.
  • a hard glossy coating
  • coat with lacquer
  • a black resinous substance obtained from certain trees and used as a natural varnish
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