WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
dam•ask /ˈdæməsk/USA pronunciation   n. 
    [uncountable]
  1. Textilesa decoratively patterned, usually reversible fabric, used for tablecloths, curtains, etc.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. made of or resembling damask:a damask cloth.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
dam•ask  (daməsk),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Textilesa reversible fabric of linen, silk, cotton, or wool, woven with patterns.
  2. Textilesnapery of this material.
  3. Metallurgy
    • Also called  damask steel. See  Damascus steel. 
    • the pattern or wavy appearance peculiar to the surface of such steel.
  4. the pink color of the damask rose.

adj. 
  1. made of or resembling damask:damask cloth.
  2. of the pink color of the damask rose.

v.t. 
  1. Metallurgyto damascene.
  2. Textilesto weave or adorn with elaborate design, as damask cloth.
  • Medieval Latin damascus, named after Damascus where fabrics were first made
  • Middle English damaske 1200–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

damask /ˈdæməsk/ n
  1. a reversible fabric, usually silk or linen, with a pattern woven into it. It is used for table linen, curtains, etc
  2. table linen made from this
  3. (as modifier): a damask tablecloth
  4. short for Damascus steel
  5. the wavy markings on such steel
  6. the greyish-pink colour of the damask rose
  7. (as adjective): damask wallpaper
vb
  1. (transitive)
    another word for damascene
Etymology: 14th Century: from Medieval Latin damascus, from Damascus, where this fabric was originally made



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