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Definition of Metal

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

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

Since the 1960s, mainstream media has searched out and co-opted the most authentic things it could find in youth culture, whether that was psychedelic culture, anti-war culture, blue jeans culture. Eventually heavy metal culture, rap culture, electronica - they'll look for it and then market it back to kids at the mall.
Douglas Rushkoff

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

I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude.
Kurt Cobain

I like playing heavy metal music and pretending I'm a vampire in front of the mirror.
Luke Mably
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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
metal in Norwegian is metall
metal in Portuguese is metal
metal in Spanish is metal
metal in Swedish is metall
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