Definitions of inlay

v decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal

inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
inlay metal with gold and silver
Type of:
adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

n a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface

marqueterie, marquetry
inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture
parqueterie, parquetry
a patterned wood inlay used to cover a floor
Type of:
decoration, ornament, ornamentation
something used to beautify

n (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place

Type of:
(dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth

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