lacquer

   The term popularly used for some commercially prepared clear or pigmented varnishes derived largely from cellulose in a vehicle of fast drying solvent, available in hardware stores. Its commercially available solvents are called either lacquer solvent or lacquer thinner, and may contain acetone, methyl acetate, or banana oil. (pr. lack'er) Also see chinoiserie, Duco, oriental lacquer, paint, polyurethane, resin, shellac, and toluene.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

Synonyms:
(of shellac), (with lacquer),


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  • lacquer — ► NOUN 1) a varnish made of shellac or of synthetic substances. 2) the sap of an East Asian tree (the lacquer tree) used as a varnish. 3) decorative wooden ware coated with lacquer. 4) Brit. a chemical substance sprayed on hair to keep it in… …   English terms dictionary

  • lacquer — [lak′ər] n. [Fr laquer, earlier lacre < Port < laca, gum lac < Hindi lākh: see LAC] 1. a coating substance consisting of resinous materials, as cellulose esters or ethers, shellac, or gum or alkyd resins, dissolved in ethyl alcohol or… …   English World dictionary

  • Lacquer — Lac quer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lacquered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lacquering}.] To cover with lacquer. Lacquer d chair. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lacquer — Lac quer, n. [F. lacre a sort of sealing wax, Pg. lacte, fr. laca lac. See {Lac} the resin.] [Written also {lacker}.] A varnish, consisting of a solution of shellac in alcohol, often colored with gamboge, saffron, or the like; used for varnishing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lacquer — verb has inflected forms lacquered, lacquering …   Modern English usage

  • lacquer — [n] coating covering, finish, glaze, lamination, layer, varnish, veneer; concept 475 …   New thesaurus

  • Lacquer — For items made with lacquer, see Lacquerware. Lacquer box with inlaid mother of pearl peony decor, Ming Dynasty, 16th century In a general sense, lacquer is a somewhat imprecise term for a clear or coloured varnish that dries by solvent… …   Wikipedia

  • lacquer — {{11}}lacquer (n.) 1570s as dye obtained from lac; 1670s as lacquer, from obsolete Fr. lacre, name for a kind of sealing wax, from Port. lacre, unexplained variant of lacca resinous substance, from Arabic lakk, from Pers. lak (see LAC (Cf. lac)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lacquer — I UK [ˈlækə(r)] / US [ˈlækər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms lacquer : singular lacquer plural lacquers 1) a liquid that you put onto the surface of wood or metal to make it shiny 2) British old fashioned hair spray II UK [ˈlækə(r)] / US …   English dictionary

  • lacquer — lacquerer, n. /lak euhr/, n. 1. a protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent, sometimes with pigment added. 2. any of various resinous varnishes, esp. a resinous varnish obtained from a… …   Universalium

  • lacquer — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ protective ▪ clear, matt/matte ▪ nail VERB + LACQUER ▪ be coated with, be varnished with …   Collocations dictionary


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