AskDefine | Define etched

Dictionary Definition

etched adj : cut or impressed into a surface; "an incised design"; "engraved invitations" [syn: engraved, graven, incised, inscribed]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Cut or dug into the surface as by etching.


  1. past of etch

Extensive Definition

This page is distinguished from the singular uses of Etch.
Etching may refer to:
NB: all of the above can be called Chemical etching, though the term is mostly used for Industrial etching. An etcher is most likely to mean a printmaker. An etchant is any chemical used to etch, but probably refers to an industrial process.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

confirmed, deep-dyed, deep-engraven, deep-fixed, deep-grounded, deep-laid, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled, dyed-in-the-wool, embedded, embossed, engrafted, engraved, entrenched, established, firmly established, graven, implanted, impressed, imprinted, indelibly impressed, infixed, ingrained, ingrown, inveterate, inwrought, long-established, old-line, on a rock, on bedrock, rooted, set, settled, stabilized, vested, well-established, well-founded, well-grounded, well-set, well-settled
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