(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Art of making designs by etching
1. engraving; line, mezzotint, or stipple engraving; drypoint, draw-point, etching, intaglio, gravure, copperplate, silverpoint; steel or wood engraving; xylography, chalcography, cerography, lithography, photolithography, glyphography, glyptography, hyalography, pyrography, xylopyrography, zincography; steel engraving; gravure, photogravure, rotogravure; photoengraving, photoetching.
2. (print from an engraved plate) proof; [block] print, impression, monotype, plate, etching, aquatint, lithotint, cut, linoleum cut, woodcut, linecut, xylograph; mezzotint, aquatint; restrike, resist. See printing.
3. (engraving equipment) graver, brayer, point, scraper, burnisher, burin, etching-point, style; plate, stone, woodblock, negative; die, punch, stamp.
Verbs — engrave, grave, enchase, stipple, etch, bute, lithograph.
Adjectives — engraved, sculptured, graven; carved, carven, chiseled; lithographic, xylographic.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A process of reproduction]
Syn. photoengraving, etching, carving; see reproduction 1 .
2. [A picture reproduced by engraving]
Syn. print, incised design, wood engraving, Xylograph, etching, aquatint, drypoint, graphotype, photogravure, steelplate, rotogravure, lithograph, chromolithograph, copperplate, mezzotint, cut, woodcut, linocut, intaglio, halftone, illustration, impression, copy, print, pull, proof, positive.

English dictionary for students. 2013.


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