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Definition of Metal


  1. 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.
  2. Ore from which a metal is derived; -- so called by miners.
  3. A mine from which ores are taken.
  4. The substance of which anything is made; material; hence, constitutional disposition; character; temper.
  5. Courage; spirit; mettle. See Mettle.
  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.
  9. The rails of a railroad.
  10. To cover with metal; as, to metal a ship's bottom; to metal a road.

Metal Quotations

Achievements are precious and timeless, just like the precious metal platinum. And what better way to celebrate milestones in your life than with precious platinum.
Vijender Singh

If heavy metal bands ruled the world, we'd be a lot better off.
Bruce Dickinson

I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it's motivational. I like old heavy metal when I'm outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.
Peter Steele

Gentle reader, the Fountain of Youth is radioactive, and those who imbibe its poisonous heavy waters will suffer the hideous fate of decaying metal. Yet almost without exception, the wretched idiot inhabitants of our benighted planet would gulp down this radioactive excrement if it were offered.
William S. Burroughs

Since graduation, I have measured time in 4-by-5-inch pieces of paper, four days on the left and three on the right. Every social engagement, interview, reading, flight, doctor's appointment, birthday and dry-cleaning reminder has been handwritten between metal loops.
Sloane Crosley
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Metal Translations

metal in Danish is metal
metal in Dutch is metalen
metal in German is Metall
metal in Italian is metallo
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