Let's Compare Enamel and Latex-Paint


Enamel may refer to:

enamel n 1: hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth [syn: {tooth enamel}] 2: a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection 3: a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish 4: any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze v : coat, inlay, or surface with enamel [also: {enamelling}, {enamelled}]

76 Moby Thesaurus words for "enamel": apply paint, bedaub, bedizen, begild, besmear, brush on paint, butter, calcimine, china, clay, coat, coating, color, complexion, cover, dab, daub, deep-dye, dip, distemper, double-dye, dye, emblazon, engild, face, facing, fast-dye, film, fresco, fur, gild, glaze, gloss, grain, hue, illuminate, imbue, ingrain, japan, lacquer, lay on, lay on color, paint, parget, pellicle, pigment, porcelain, prime, refractory, revetment, scale, scum, shade, shadow, shellac, skin, slap on, slather, slop on paint, smear, smear on, spread on, spread with, stain, stipple, tar, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tone, undercoat, varnish, veneer, wash, whitewash

Enamel \En*am"el\, n. [Pref. en- + amel. See {Amel}, {Smelt}, v. t.] 1. A variety of glass, used in ornament, to cover a surface, as of metal or pottery, and admitting of after decoration in color, or used itself for inlaying or application in varied colors. [1913 Webster] 2. (Min.) A glassy, opaque bead obtained by the blowpipe. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is enameled; also, any smooth, glossy surface, resembling enamel, especially if variegated. [1913 Webster] 4. (Anat.) The intensely hard calcified tissue entering into the composition of teeth. It merely covers the exposed parts of the teeth of man, but in many animals is intermixed in various ways with the dentine and cement. [1913 Webster] 5. Any one of various preparations for giving a smooth, glossy surface like that of enamel. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 6. A cosmetic intended to give the appearance of a smooth and beautiful complexion. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] {Enamel painting}, painting with enamel colors upon a ground of metal, porcelain, or the like, the colors being afterwards fixed by fire. {Enamel paper}, paper glazed a metallic coating. [1913 Webster]

Enamel \En*am"el\, a. Relating to the art of enameling; as, enamel painting. --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster]

Enamel \En*am"el\, v. i. To practice the art of enameling. [1913 Webster]

Enamel \En*am"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enameled}or {Enamelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enameling} or {Enamelling}.] 1. To lay enamel upon; to decorate with enamel whether inlaid or painted. [1913 Webster] 2. To variegate with colors as if with enamel. [1913 Webster] Oft he [the serpent]bowed His turret crest and sleek enameled neck. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To form a glossy surface like enamel upon; as, to enamel card paper; to enamel leather or cloth. [1913 Webster] 4. To disguise with cosmetics, as a woman's complexion. [1913 Webster]


Acrylic paint is fast drying paint containing pigment suspension in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints can be diluted with water, but become water-resistant when dry.

latex paint n : a water-base paint having a latex binder [syn: {latex}, {rubber-base paint}]

Data Sources:

  • enamel: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • enamel: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • enamel: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • enamel: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • enamel: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • enamel: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • latex-paint: WordNet (r) 2.0

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