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Noun

Singular
metal

Plural
s

metal (s)
  1. Any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms; generally shiny, somewhat malleable and hard, often a conductor of heat and electricity.
  2. Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy.
  3. (astronomy) Any element other than hydrogen and helium,[1] or sometimes other than hydrogen.[2]
  4. Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road.
  5. (heraldry) A light tincture used in a coat of arms, specifically argent and or.
  6. Molten glass that is to be blown or moulded to form objects
  7. A category of rock music encompassing a number of genres (including thrash metal, death metal, heavy metal, etc.) categorised by strong and/or fast drum-beats and distorted guitars.

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References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Majewski, S. R. (2003, 2006). CHEMICAL ABUNDANCE EFFECTS ON SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS. ASTR 551 (Majewski) Lecture Notes.
  2. ^ Martin, J. C. (n.d.). What we learn from a star's metal content

Adjective

metal (not comparable)

Positive
metal

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Made of metal.
  2. Of or pertaining to the metal musical genre (e.g. the metal scene).

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Verb

Infinitive
to metal

Third person singular
metal

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
l

to metal (third-person singular simple present metal, present participle l, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To make a road using crushed rock, stones etc.

Breton

Noun

metal m (plural -où)

  1. metal

Croatian

Noun

mètāl m.

  1. (chemistry) metal

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Danish

Noun

metal

  1. metal

Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

metal m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|metal]]

  1. metal

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative metal metale
Genitive metalu metali
Dative metalowi metalom
Accusative metal metale
Instrumental metalem metalami
Locative metalu metalach
Vocative metalu metale

Derived terms


Portuguese

Noun

metal m

  1. metal

Romanian

Noun

metal n

  1. metal

Spanish

Etymology

French métal or Catalan metall.

Noun

metal m. (plural metales)

Singular
metal m.

Plural
metales m.

  1. metal

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