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[noun] a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
[verb] cover with metal
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\Met"al\ (? or ?; 277), n. [F. m['e]tal, L. metallum metal, mine, Gr. ? mine; cf. Gr. ? to search after. Cf. {Mettle}, {Medal}.] 1. (Chem.) An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than acid properties, as contrasted with the nonmetals, or metalloids. No sharp line can be drawn between the metals and nonmetals, and certain elements partake of both acid and basic qualities, as chromium, manganese, bismuth, etc. Note: Popularly, the name is applied to certain hard, fusible metals, as gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, lead, zinc, nickel, etc., and also to the mixed metals, or metallic alloys, as brass, bronze, steel, bell metal, etc. 2. Ore from which a metal is derived; -- so called by miners. --Raymond. 3. A mine from which ores are taken. [Obs.] Slaves . . . and persons condemned to metals. --Jer. Taylor. 4. The substance of which anything is made; material; hence, constitutional disposition; character; temper. Not till God make men of some other metal than earth. --Shak. 5. Courage; spirit; mettle. See {Mettle}. --Shak. Note: The allusion is to the temper of the metal of a sword blade. --Skeat. 6. The broken stone used in macadamizing roads and ballasting railroads. 7. The effective power or caliber of guns carried by a vessel of war. 8. Glass in a state of fusion. --Knight. 9. pl. The rails of a railroad. [Eng.] {Base metal} (Chem.), any one of the metals, as iron, lead, etc., which are readily tarnished or oxidized, in contrast with the noble metals. In general, a metal of small value, as compared with gold or silver. {Fusible metal} (Metal.), a very fusible alloy, usually consisting of bismuth with lead, tin, or cadmium. {Heavy metals} (Chem.), the metallic elements not included in the groups of the alkalies, alkaline earths, or the earths; specifically, the heavy metals, as gold, mercury, platinum, lead, silver, etc. {Light metals} (Chem.), the metallic elements of the alkali and alkaline earth groups, as sodium, lithium, calcium, magnesium, etc.; also, sometimes, the metals of the earths, as aluminium. {Muntz metal}, an alloy for sheathing and other purposes, consisting of about sixty per cent of copper, and forty of zinc. Sometimes a little lead is added. It is named from the inventor. {Prince's metal} (Old Chem.), an alloy resembling brass, consisting of three parts of copper to one of zinc; -- also called {Prince Rupert's metal}.
\Met"al\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Metaled} (? or ?) or {Metalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Metaling} or {Metalling}.] To cover with metal; as, to metal a ship's bottom; to metal a road.

Synonyms for metal

alloy, metallic element

See also: antimony | atomic number 26 | atomic number 29 | atomic number 41 | atomic number 48 | atomic number 55 | atomic number 57 | atomic number 71 | atomic number 72 | atomic number 75 | atomic number 95 | beryllium | cheoplastic metal | coat | Cs | fermium | indium | La | neodymium | nickel | Pr | rubidium | steel | surface | tombak |

Related terms: armory, arms, bearings, blazonry, bordure, causeway, charge, cobblestone, difference, differencing, europium, gyron, hatchment, lion, mantling, metallike, metalwork, polonium, terbium, thallium, tressure, vert

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Let's analyse "metal" as pure text. This string has Five letters in Two syllables and Two vowels. 40% of vowels is 1.4% more then average English word. Written in backwards: LATEM. Average typing speed for these characters is 1385 milliseconds. [info]

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Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: metal: 5 + 1 = 6, reduced: 6 . and the final result is Six.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: metal: 4 + 5 + 2 + 1 + 3 = 15, reduced: 6, and the final result is Six.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
A (1) 1 Magician Creative, Inventive, Intuitive
E (1) 5 Hierophant Wise, Crafty, Daring, Inventive
L (1) 12 Hanged Man Leader, Teacher, Healer, Decisive
M (1) 13 Death Creator, Developer, Builder
T (1) 20 Judgement Unswerving, Steadfast, Demanding, Forceful

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