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It Has 5 letters ( m e t a l )         2 vowels ( e a )         3 consonants ( m t l )         Word on the contrary latem

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From Middle English, from Old French _metal_ (“metal”), from Latin _metallum_ (“metal, mine, quarry, mineral”), from Ancient Greek _μέταλλον_ (métallon, “mine, quarry, metal”), from _μέταλλευειν_ (métalleuein, “to mine, quarry”), of unknown origin, but apparently related to _μέταλλαν_ (métallan, “to seek after”), also of unknown origin.

From Middle English, from Old French metal (metal), from Latin metallum (metal, mine, quarry, mineral), from Ancient Greek μέταλλον (métallon, mine, quarry, metal), from μέταλλευειν (métalleuein, to mine, quarry), of unknown origin, but apparently related to μέταλλαν (métallan, to seek after), also of unknown origin.

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* IPA(key): /ˈmɛtəl/, [ˈmɛ.ɾl̩] * Rhymes: -ɛtəl * Homophones: medal, meddle, mettle (in accents with flapping)

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METAL (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ METALS) * (heading) _Chemical elements or alloys, and the mines where their ores come from._ * Any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms; generally shiny, somewhat malleable and hard, often a conductor of heat and electricity. * Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy. * 1879, Richard Jefferies, _The Amateur Poacher_, chapter1: But then I had the flintlock by me for protection. ¶ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of METAL steady to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window […]. * (astronomy) An element which was not directly created after the Big Bang but instead formed through nuclear reactions; any element other than hydrogen and helium. * 2003, Michael A. Seeds, _Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond_, Thomson Brooks/Cole (ISBN 9780534395377) Most of the matter in stars is hydrogen and helium, and the METALS (including carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and so on) were cooked up inside stars. * 2008, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Geochemical Society, _Oxygen in the solar system_, Mineralogical Society of Amer (ISBN 9780939950805) Thus, for the remaining elements, including oxygen, the solid phase appears to be important. In fact, at a metallicity of Z=0.02, and with a gas-to-dust ratio of 100, about half of the METALS — including oxygen — are contained in the solid phase. * 2015, Alan Longstaff, _Astrobiology: An Introduction_, CRC Press (ISBN 9781498728454), page 350 METALS include oxygen and carbon which means that water and organic molecules would have been abundant in the early universe, perhaps paving the way for the emergence of life within a couple of billion years of the Big Bang. * Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road. * (mining) The ore from which a metal is derived. (Can we find and add a quotation of Raymond to this entry?) * (obsolete) A mine from which ores are taken. * Jeremy Taylor (1613–1677) slaves […] and persons condemned to METALS * (heraldry) A light tincture used in a coat of arms, specifically argent and or. * Molten glass that is to be blown or moulded to form objects. (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?) * (music) A category of rock music encompassing a number of genres (including thrash metal, death metal, heavy metal, etc.) characterized by strong, fast drum-beats and distorted guitars. * (archaic) The substance that constitutes something or someone; matter; hence, character or temper; mettle. * 1599, William Shakespeare, _Much Ado About Nothing_, Act 2 Scene 1: LEONATO. Well, niece, I hope to see you one day fitted with a husband. BEATRICE. Not till God make men of some other METAL than earth. Would it not grieve a woman to be over-mastered with a piece of valiant dust? * The effective power or calibre of guns carried by a vessel of war. * (UK, obsolete, in the plural) The rails of a railway. * (informal, travel, aviation) The actual airline operating a flight, rather than any of the codeshare operators. _We have American Airlines tickets, but it's on British Airways METAL._ ANTONYMS * (any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms): nonmetal DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS REFERENCES

metal (countable and uncountable, plural metals)

  1. (heading) Chemical elements or alloys, and the mines where their ores come from.
    1. Any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms; generally shiny, somewhat malleable and hard, often a conductor of heat and electricity.
    2. Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy.
    3. (astronomy) An element which was not directly created after the Big Bang but instead formed through nuclear reactions; any element other than hydrogen and helium.
    4. Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road.
    5. (mining) The ore from which a metal is derived.
      (Can we find and add a quotation of Raymond to this entry?)
    6. (obsolete) A mine from which ores are taken.
  2. (heraldry) A light tincture used in a coat of arms, specifically argent and or.
  3. Molten glass that is to be blown or moulded to form objects.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  4. (music) A category of rock music encompassing a number of genres (including thrash metal, death metal, heavy metal, etc.) characterized by strong, fast drum-beats and distorted guitars.
  5. (archaic) The substance that constitutes something or someone; matter; hence, character or temper; mettle.
  6. The effective power or calibre of guns carried by a vessel of war.
  7. (UK, obsolete, in the plural) The rails of a railway.
  8. (informal, travel, aviation) The actual airline operating a flight, rather than any of the codeshare operators.
    We have American Airlines tickets, but it's on British Airways metal.

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METAL (_comparative_ MORE METAL, _superlative_ MOST METAL) * (music) Characterized by strong, fast drum-beats and distorted guitars. [1970s and after] * Having the emotional or social characteristics associated with metal music; brash, bold, frank, unyielding, etc. RELATED TERMS * heavy metal

metal (comparative more metal, superlative most metal)

  1. (music) Characterized by strong, fast drum-beats and distorted guitars. [1970s and after]
  2. Having the emotional or social characteristics associated with metal music; brash, bold, frank, unyielding, etc.

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METAL (_third-person singular simple present_ METALS, _present participle_ METALLING, _simple past and past participle_ METALLED) * To make a road using crushed rock, stones etc.

metal (third-person singular simple present metals, present participle metalling, simple past and past participle metalled)

  1. To make a road using crushed rock, stones etc.

Which the in categoryASTURIAN - NOUN
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METAL m (_plural_ METALES) * metal

metal m (plural metales)

  1. metal

Which the in categoryBRETON - NOUN
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METAL m (_plural_ METALOÙ) * metal

metal m (plural metaloù)

  1. metal

Which the in categoryDANISH - ETYMOLOGY
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Danish - Etymology

From Latin _metallum_, from Ancient Greek _μέταλλον_ (métallon, “metal, mine”).

From Latin metallum, from Ancient Greek μέταλλον (métallon, metal, mine).

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Danish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /metal/, [meˈtˢal]

  • IPA(key): /metal/, [meˈtˢal]

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METAL n (_singular definite_ METALLET, _plural indefinite_ METALLER) * metal INFLECTION

metal n (singular definite metallet, plural indefinite metaller)

  1. metal

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Which the in categoryITALIAN - NOUN
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METAL m (_invariable_) * (music) metal SYNONYMS * heavy metal RELATED TERMS * metallaro

metal m (invariable)

  1. (music) metal

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Italian - Anagrams

* malte

Which the in categoryMIDDLE FRENCH - NOUN
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Middle French - Noun

METAL m (_plural_ METAULX) * metal

metal m (plural metaulx)

  1. metal

Which the in categoryOLD FRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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Old French - Etymology

Latin _metallum_, see above

Latin metallum, see above

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Old French - Noun

METAL m (_oblique plural_ METAUS _or_ METAX _or_ METALS, _nominative singular_ METAUS _or_ METAX _or_ METALS, _nominative plural_ METAL) * metal (material)

metal m (oblique plural metaus or metax or metals, nominative singular metaus or metax or metals, nominative plural metal)

  1. metal (material)

Which the in categoryPOLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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Polish - Etymology

From Latin _metallum_

From Latin metallum

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* IPA(key): /ˈmɛtal/

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛtal/

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METAL m * metal DECLENSION ANTONYMS * niemetal DERIVED TERMS * metalowy

metal m

  1. metal

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Portuguese - Etymology

From Old Portuguese _metal_, from Old Spanish _metal_, from Catalan _metall_, from Latin _metallum_ (“metal, mine, quarry, mineral”), from Ancient Greek _μέταλλον_ (métallon, “mine, quarry, metal”), from _μέταλλευειν_ (métalleuein, “to mine, quarry”), of unknown origin.

From Old Portuguese metal, from Old Spanish metal, from Catalan metall, from Latin metallum (metal, mine, quarry, mineral), from Ancient Greek μέταλλον (métallon, mine, quarry, metal), from μέταλλευειν (métalleuein, to mine, quarry), of unknown origin.

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* (Portugal) IPA(key): /mɨ.ˈtaɫ/ * Hyphenation: me‧tal

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /mɨ.ˈtaɫ/
  • Hyphenation: me‧tal

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Portuguese - Noun

METAL m (_plural_ METAIS) * metal

metal m (plural metais)

  1. metal

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METAL n * metal

metal n

  1. metal

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Serbo-Croatian - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /mětaːl/ * Hyphenation: me‧tal

  • IPA(key): /mětaːl/
  • Hyphenation: me‧tal

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MÈTĀL m (_Cyrillic spelling_ МЀТА̄Л) * (chemistry) metal DECLENSION

mètāl m (Cyrillic spelling мѐта̄л)

  1. (chemistry) metal

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Spanish - Etymology

French _métal_ or Catalan _metall_, these from Latin _metallum_, from Ancient Greek _μέταλλον_ (métallon, “mine, quarry, metal”).

French métal or Catalan metall, these from Latin metallum, from Ancient Greek μέταλλον (métallon, mine, quarry, metal).

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METAL m (_plural_ METALES) * metal * (heraldry) metal RELATED TERMS * metálico * metalizar

metal m (plural metales)

  1. metal
  2. (heraldry) metal

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Turkish - Noun

METAL (_definite accusative_ {{{1}}}, _plural_ {{{2}}}) * metal

metal (definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. metal

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Turkmen - Noun

METAL (_definite accusative_ {{{1}}}, _plural_ {{{2}}}) * metal

metal (definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. metal


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