waterproof

   Typically refers to colors or other materials which will not decay or distort with exposure to water. The most common waterproof materials are various waxes, rubbers, plastics, and sealing agents. Also see encaustic, feather, fugitive colors, permanent, permanent pigment, lightfast, and water-soluble.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • waterproof — [ watɛrpruf ] adj. inv. et n. m. • 1775; mot angl. « à l épreuve (proof) de l eau (water) » ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Comm. Se dit d objets qui sont garantis étanches. Montre waterproof. ⇒ étanche. ♢ Résistant à l eau. Mascara waterproof. 2 ♦ N. m. Vx… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • waterproof — [wôt′ər pro͞of΄] adj. that keeps out water completely; esp., treated with rubber, plastic, etc. so that water will not penetrate n. 1. waterproof material 2. Chiefly Brit. a raincoat or other outer garment of waterproof material vt. to make… …   English World dictionary

  • Waterproof — Wa ter*proof , a. Proof against penetration or permeation by water; impervious to water; as, a waterproof garment; a waterproof roof. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waterproof — Wa ter*proof , n. 1. A substance or preparation for rendering cloth, leather, etc., impervious to water. [1913 Webster] 2. Cloth made waterproof, or any article made of such cloth, or of other waterproof material, as rubber; esp., an outer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waterproof — Waterproof, LA U.S. town in Louisiana Population (2000): 834 Housing Units (2000): 427 Land area (2000): 0.696235 sq. miles (1.803241 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.696235 sq. miles (1.803241… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Waterproof, LA — U.S. town in Louisiana Population (2000): 834 Housing Units (2000): 427 Land area (2000): 0.696235 sq. miles (1.803241 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.696235 sq. miles (1.803241 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • waterproof — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ impervious to water. ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a waterproof garment. ► VERB ▪ make waterproof …   English terms dictionary

  • Waterproof — Wa ter*proof , v. t. To render impervious to water, as cloth, leather, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waterproof — (engl., spr. Uaterpruf), so d. Wasserdicht …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Waterproof — (engl., spr. ŭaoterprūf), wasserdichtes wollenes oder halbwollenes Zeug zu Regenmänteln u. dgl …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Waterproof — Waterproof, wasserdichtes, tuchartiges Gewebe; s. Tuchfabrikation …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.