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Definition of the noun lacquer

What does lacquer mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lacquers

  1. a black resinous substance obtained from certain trees and used as a natural varnish
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: gum = any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants
  2. a hard glossy coating
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: coat / coating = a thin layer covering something
    • more specific word: japan = lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient

Alternative definition of the noun lacquer


  1. A glossy, resinous material used as a surface coating; either a natural exudation of certain trees, or a solution of nitrocellulose in alcohol, etc.
  2. A similar finish, baked onto the inside of cans.

Definition of the verb lacquer

What does lacquer mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: lacquered | lacquering | lacquers

  1. coat with lacquer
    • example: A lacquered box from China
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Claire colors the picture
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Claire colors the picture red
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Claire painted the wall into a splotchy mess

      Verbs of Coloring (with the same syntax): color, distemper, dye, enamel, glaze, japan, paint, repaint, shellac, stain, tint, varnish.

    • domain: handicraft
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: adorn / beautify / decorate / embellish / grace / ornament = make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    • more specific word: japan = coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan

Alternative definition of the verb lacquer


  1. To apply a lacquer to something or to give something a smooth, glossy finish.


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Lacquer is a clear or coloured wood finish that dries by solvent evaporation or a curing process that produces a hard, durable finish. This finish can be of any sheen level from ultra matte to high gloss, and it can be further polished as required. It is also used for "lacquer paint", which typically is a paint that dries to a more than usually hard and smooth surface.

Phrases with Lacquer

Phrase starting with the word Lacquer:

  1. lacquer tree

Phrases ending with the word Lacquer:

  1. Burmese Lacquer
  2. Chinese lacquer

Other phrases containing the word Lacquer:

  1. chinese lacquer tree
  2. japanese lacquer tree

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lacquer

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Google previewFlexner on Finishing (2010)

Finally - Answers to Your Wood Finishing Fears & Frustrations by Bob Flexner

Second, lacquer is a synthetically made finish, so the greater the demand the cheaper the product. Shellac, by contrast, is a...

Google previewCoatings Technology Handbook, Third Edition (2005)

by Arthur A. Tracton

Nitrocellulose lacquer is a solution of nitrocellulose in organic solvents and diluents compounded with plasticizers. Nitrocellulose is available in alcohol- soluble and -insoluble forms. The latter is used for leather coatings. Each type is available ...

Google previewHow it Works (2003)

Science and Technology by Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Lacquer is an opaque type of varnish mainly used to decorate objects and surfaces to give them a highly colored and polished...

Google previewSpray Finishing and Other Techniques (2006)

by Fine Woodworking

Nitrocellulose lacquer is the most common. If the label on the cm say.

Google previewGood Furniture (1918)

Gun cotton lacquer is a name given to a product made from nitrated cotton or gun cotton and celluloid. The two are subjected to slow maceration in the presence of strong solvents, such as wood alcohol, acetone, amyl acetate or some of the ...

Google previewGood Furniture & Decoration (1917)

Gun cotton lacquer is a name given to a product made from nitrated cotton or gun cotton and celluloid. The two are subjected to slow maceration in the presence of strong solvents, such as wood alcohol, acetone, amyl acetate or some of the ...

Google previewThe Land of the Dragon (2014)

by Carl Skiff

Cinnabar Lacquer Lacquer is the sap collected from the Rhus verniceferea tree, which is indigenous to China. After clarification of the sap, it is combined with powdered cinnabar (red mercury of sulfide), which is also known as vermillion.

Google previewConstructing a Solid-body Guitar (1986)

A Complete Technical Guide

Lacquer is a hard, durable finish and it can polished with automotive compounds. DuPont and 3M have excellent lines of polishing and rubbing pastes and liquids ranging from very gritty and coarse, to very smooth and fine (such as DuPont's ...

Google previewVietnam (2006)

by Jim Sullivan, James Sullivan

Because lacquer is an excellent defense against rot, the strategy was employed for the preservation of everything from bowls to teeth. 1n the 1930s, under the tutelage of French painter loseph 1nguimberty, the medium rose from folk art status ...

Google previewCannabis (2013)

Evolution and Ethnobotany by Robert C. Clarke, Mark D. Merlin

Consequently, lacquer is an ideal adhesive and binding agent and provides a durable, protective varnish on many materials, particularly wood, bamboo, textiles, and leather. During drying and curing, the poisonous sap loses its toxicity and ...

Google previewKnowledge and Innovation in Business and Industry (2007)

The Importance of Using Others by Håkan Håkansson, Alexandra Waluszewski

Lacquer is a physical resource with very deep physical inter- faces (see Table 4.2 ). A couple of deep organisational interfaces involving IOS, Swedwood and Akzo (see Table 4.3) correspond to these deep physical ones. Moreover, the mixed ...

Google previewPlaters' Guide (1920)

With which is Combined Brass World

The one outstanding peculiarity of lacquer is that the highest-priced material (that is, cost per gallon) is usually the most economical ...

Google previewIndustrial Education (1920)

Lacquer is the ideal finish for open pore work. It .saves many operations, and gives just as durable a finish as was ever produced. with possibly even better protection to the wood. Just at present some very high grade open pore work is being ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Furniture Making (2000)

by Ernest Joyce, Alan Peters

Cellulose lacquer can be 'pulled over' as in french polishing, with a chamois- leather pad soaked in pull-over solutions composed of high-boiling retarder thinners; recent developments include straight cellulose lacquers for pad polishing, high ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Asian Civilizations (2009)

by Charles Higham

Lacquer originates in the form of sap from the tree Rhus verniciflua. In China, this tree is native to the Chang (Yangtze) Valley, and it was here that the principal expertise developed. Lacquer has a long history in China. The earliest ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

It polymerizes into a durable and decorative film Natural resin; urushiol is the main component, together with a gum and glycoprotein, which undergo oxidative polimerization; hundreds of coats are often applied to achieve the finished lacquer ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia, Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume VI, Humber to Malta (1901)

Lacquer. Ornamental or useful articles of brass, such as gas-fittings and some kinds of furniture, are usually lacquered to preserve the surface from ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts (2006)

by Gordon Campbell

Coromandel lacquer screen depicting the exploits of the Portuguese in China, China, 17th century (London, Christie's)...

A decorative gilt lacquer technique, known by the Japanese term kinrande, was developed in China for use on ceramics ...

Google previewDictionary of Furniture (2013)

Third Edition by Charles Boyce

Unless lacquered (see LACQUER), they were almost undecorated, apart from brass or copper fittings at the corners and BAIL HANDLES on drawers. The only piece of furniture not made with portability in mind has been the BUTSU-DAN, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Interior Design (1997)

by Joanna Banham

Bourne, Jonathan, Lacquer: An International History and Collectors' Guide, Marlborough: Crowood Press, and New York: Abrams, 1984 Garner, Harry, Chinese Lacquer, London: Faber, 1979 Herberts, Kurt, Oriental Lacquer: Art and ...

Google previewCraftsman's Construction Installation Encyclopedia (2004)

by Stephen Diller, Janelle Diller

Lacquer (550 SF/gal) Manhours Lacquer - spray ...

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Quotes about Lacquer

On my wall hangs a Japanese carving,
The mask of an evil demon, decorated with gold lacquer.
Sympathetically I observe
The swollen veins of the forehead, indicating
What a strain it is to be evil. (Bertolt Brecht)
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Scrabble value of L1A1C3Q10U1E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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