The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

2 definitions found
 for incrust
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incrust \In*crust"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incrusted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Incrusting.] [L. incrustare; pref. in- in + crustare
     to cover with a crust: cf. F. incruster. See Crust.]
     [Written also encrust.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To cover or line with a crust, or hard coat; to form a
        crust on the surface of; as, iron incrusted with rust; a
        vessel incrusted with salt; a sweetmeat incrusted with
        [1913 Webster]
              And by the frost refin'd the whiter snow,
              Incrusted hard.                       --Thomson.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Fine Arts) To inlay into, as a piece of carving or other
        ornamental object.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems) [syn: encrust,
           incrust, beset]
      2: cover or coat with a crust [syn: encrust, incrust]
      3: form a crust or a hard layer [syn: encrust, incrust]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229