in-laid

inlaid

[in-leyd, in-leyd]
adjective
1.
set into the surface of something: an inlaid design on a chest.
2.
decorated or made with a design set into the surface: an inlaid table.

Origin:
1590–1600; past participle of inlay

uninlaid, adjective
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inlay

[v. in-ley, in-ley; n. in-ley]
verb (used with object), inlaid, inlaying.
1.
to decorate (an object) with layers of fine materials set in its surface: to inlay a chest with lighter wood.
2.
to insert or apply (layers of fine materials) in the surface of an object: to inlay marble in a tabletop.
3.
Horticulture. to place (a fitted scion) into a prepared stock, as in a method of grafting.
noun
4.
inlaid work.
5.
a layer of fine material inserted in something else, especially for ornament.
6.
a design or decoration made by inlaying.
7.
Dentistry. a filling of metal, porcelain, or the like, that is first shaped to fit a cavity and then cemented into it.
8.
Horticulture, inlay graft.
9.
the act or process of inlaying.

Origin:
1590–1600; in-1 + lay1

inlayer, noun
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inlaid (ˈɪnˌleɪd, ɪnˈleɪd)
 
adj
1.  set in the surface, as a design in wood
2.  having such a design or inlay: an inlaid table

inlay
 
vb , -lays, -laying, -laid
1.  to decorate (an article, esp of furniture, or a surface) by inserting pieces of wood, ivory, etc, into prepared slots in the surface
 
n
2.  dentistry a filling, made of gold, porcelain, etc, inserted into a cavity and held in position by cement
3.  decoration made by inlaying
4.  an inlaid article, surface, etc
 
'inlaid
 
adj
 
'inlayer
 
n

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inlaid
1598, from in + laid, pp. of lay. The verb inlay is recorded from 1596.
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inlay in·lay (ĭn'lā', ĭn-lā')
n.

  1. A solid filling, as of gold or porcelain, fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place.

  2. A graft of bone, skin, or other tissue.

  3. An orthomechanical device inserted into a shoe.

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