Crossword clues for metal
- Genre for MГ¶tley CrГјe
- Tin or titanium
- Any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
- Calcium, e.g.
- Conductive substance
- Bismuth or bullion
- Rocker's heavy ___
- Mercury, e.g.
- Gold or silver
- Lithium, e.g.
- Bismuth, e.g.
- Get a lode of this!
- Palladium, e.g.
- Rock and roll genre
- Mercury, for one
- Gold or copper
- Monel, e.g.
- Composed type
- Americium or europium
- Iron or gold
- Homophone for mettle
- Silver or copper
- Brass or lead, e.g.
- Erbium or cobalt
- Gold, e.g.
- Good conductor of electricity
- Bismuth, for one
- Potassium or sodium, e.g.
- Elemental substance
- Tin or copper
- Lithium is the lightest one known
- Actinium or rubidium
- Cerium or cesium
- Silver or gold
- Bullion, e.g.
- No-no in a microwave oven
- Kind of detector
- _____ detector
- Iridium, e.g.
- One may be precious
- Copper, e.g.
- Mercury or cobalt
- It may be forged
- Palladium, for one
- It may be picked up in a bar
- Tungsten, e.g.
- Ozzy Osbourne's music, informally
- Music genre
- Rock genre, informally
- Rock music subgenre
- Ozzy Osbourne's music, for short
- Quonset hut material
- Rock music genre
- Stuff in a mint
- Rock genre
- Zinc or zirconium
- Silver or platinum
- Almost any element whose name ends in -ium
- Bad stuff to microwave
- Rhenium or rhodium
- Like most golf woods, nowadays
- "Heavy" music genre
- Founding need
- Black Sabbath's genre
- Lithium or iridium
- Lead, for one
- Headbanging music
- Genre featured on MTV's "Headbangers Ball"
- Microwave no-no
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Metal \Met"al\ (? or ?; 277), n. [F. m['e]tal, L. metallum metal, mine, Gr. ? mine; cf. Gr. ? to search after. Cf. Mettle, Medal.]
(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.
Ore from which a metal is derived; -- so called by miners.
A mine from which ores are taken. [Obs.]
Slaves . . . and persons condemned to metals.
The substance of which anything is made; material; hence, constitutional disposition; character; temper.
Not till God make men of some other metal than earth.
Courage; spirit; mettle. See Mettle.
Note: The allusion is to the temper of the metal of a sword blade.
The broken stone used in macadamizing roads and ballasting railroads.
The effective power or caliber of guns carried by a vessel of war.
Glass in a state of fusion.
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.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-13c., from Old French metal "metal; material, substance, stuff" (12c.), from Latin metallum "metal; mine, quarry, mineral, what is got by mining," from Greek metallon "metal, ore" (senses only in post-classical texts; originally "mine, quarry, pit"), probably from metalleuein "to mine, to quarry," of unknown origin, but related somehow to metallan "to seek after." Compare Greek metalleutes "a miner," metalleia "a searching for metals, mining."
late 14c., from metal (n.).
1 (context music English) Characterized by strong, fast drum-beats and distorted guitars. (1970s and after) 2 Having the emotional or social characteristics associated with metal music; brash, bold, frank, unyielding, etc. n. 1 (lb en heading) ''Chemical elements or alloys, and the mines where their ores come from.'' 2 # 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. v
To make a road using crushed rock, stones et
n. any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc. [syn: metallic element]
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" [syn: alloy]
Metal , the fourth phase of the Chinese philosophy of Wu Xing, is the decline of the matter, or the matter's decline stage. Metal is yin in character, its motion is inwards and its energy is contracting. It is associated with the autumn, the west, old age, the planet Venus, the color white, dry weather, and the White Tiger (Bai Hu) in Four Symbols. The archetypal metals are silver and gold.
Metal is an album released by heavy metal band Manilla Road in 1982.
Metal is guitarist Preston Reed's first recording for Dusty Closet Records. It was re-released in 2002 on his own label, Outer Bridge Records (OB1002). The re-release includes a different version of the title track.
Metal is the twelfth album by Canadian heavy metal band Annihilator, released on April 16, 2007 by SPV/Steamhammer. However, it wasn't released in the United States until January 15, 2008. Waters gathered many guest musicians to perform the album.
A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable — that is, they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking — as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire). About 91 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals, the others are nonmetals or metalloids. Some elements appear in both metallic and non-metallic forms.
Astrophysicists use the term "metal" to collectively describe all elements other than hydrogen and helium. In that sense, the metallicity of an object is the proportion of its matter made up of chemical elements other than hydrogen and helium.
Many elements and compounds that are not normally classified as metals become metallic under high pressures; these are formed as metallic allotropes of non-metals.
A metal is a chemical element that readily conducts electricity and heat, forms cations, and bonds ionically with non-metals.
Metal may also refer to:
- Métal, a portfolio by photographer Germaine Krull (1897–1985)
- Metal (Wu Xing), one of the five Wu Xing
- Metal Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Metallicity, the proportion of elements other than hydrogen and helium in matter
- Metals, two of the seven basic types of tincture (heraldry)
- Road metal, the crushed stone used for road surfaces and railway track ballast
- "Metal", the default look and feel for GUI applications in Swing (Java)
- Metal (API), a graphics API from Apple for iOS and OS X
- Metal, in glassblowing terminology, molten glass
- Metal Sonic has been referred to by just the name "Metal" when addressed by Sonic the Hedgehog
Metal also has a number of uses in music:
- Heavy metal music, often referred to simply as "metal"
- Metal (Annihilator album)
- Metal (Pierre Estève album)
- Metal (Manilla Road album), or the title track
- Metal (Preston Reed album), or the title track
- Metals (Feist album)
- Metal (EP), an EP by Newsted
- "Metal" (Gary Numan song), on the album The Pleasure Principle
- " The Metal", a song on Tenacious D's album The Pick of Destiny
- Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, a documentary
- Metal (magazine), an Argentine heavy metal magazine
"Metal" is a song by Gary Numan from his 1979 album The Pleasure Principle. Lyrically the song is science fiction, inspired by the works of Phillip K. Dick and William S. Burroughs, and is about an android who wishes to be human, but never can be. The song was the B-side of " Cars" in the USA.
The song has been a regular feature at Numan's live shows since his first tour in 1979, and appears on the majority of his live albums. In 1981 Numan wrote new lyrics to the tune of "Metal" for his album Dance, and renamed the song "Moral". Numan often performs this version. The song was reworked into his aggressive new style in 1998, and this version is still being performed today. "Metal" has been covered by many artists, including Nine Inch Nails on their Things Falling Apart album (2000) and Afrika Bambaataa (with Numan himself) on Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light (2004). Numan also collaborated on a reinterpretation by Kraftwerk.
Metal was an Argentine heavy metal music magazine edited from 1983 to 1995. It was published by Magendra, which also published the magazine Pelo, devoted to rock. Metal was the first heavy metal magazine published in Argentina.
The initial interviews were taken from foreign magazines, but years later they got their own ones with correspondents or by telephone interviews. The magazine also grew from a black&white publication to a few pages in colour as it grew.
The magazine published a CD in 1990, with songs of Argentine bands of the time: Pappo & The Widowmakers, Horcas, Lethal, El Dragón, JAF, Hermética, Kamikaze, Alakran, Tarzen, 2112 and El Reloj.
Another heavy metal music magazine edited since 1989, Madhouse, had a greater success. Metal ended being published in 1995.
Metal is the debut EP by heavy metal band Newsted. The band was formed by American bassist Jason Newsted in 2012. The EP was released on January 8, 2013, under Newsted's own record label Chophouse Records. The EP was recorded at the Creation Lab studio in Turlock, California.
Metal is a low-level, low-overhead hardware-accelerated graphics and compute application programming interface (API) that debuted in iOS 8. It combines functionality similar to OpenGL and OpenCL under one API. It is intended to bring to iOS some of the performance benefits of similar APIs on other platforms, such as Khronos Group's cross-platform Vulkan and Microsoft's Direct3D 12 for Windows. Since June 8, 2015, Metal is available for iOS devices using the Apple A7 or later, as well as Macs (2012 models or later) running OS X El Capitan. Metal also further improves the capabilities of GPGPU programming by introducing compute shaders.
Metal uses a new shading language based on C++11; this is implemented using Clang and LLVM.
Support for Metal on OS X was announced at WWDC 2015.
Usage examples of "metal".
According to his suit sensors, the spaces between the interlocking struts contained a thin molecular haze from the slowly ablating metal.
The metal hoops of the accelerating cage sang lightly as the weight came on.
Winston Havershem, a transfer from England the previous year, was heavy into heavy metal and accessorized his basic black wardrobe at the hardware store.
The precipitation of lead from acid solutions with sulphuric acid, and the solubility of the precipitate in ammonium acetate, distinguishes it from all other metals.
A single adamantine bridge, a narrow slab of metal without guardrails and wide enough for only two or three men abreast, spanned the moat.
She had found four species that adsorbed heavy metals, and two that absorbed dissolved silicates and fixed them into their rigid stalks.
They contain such items as spare parts, chemical supplies, emergency seeds for restarting aeroponics, sheet and bar metal.
There was a small amount of sulphurous light from the street lights strung along the se afront path, and I saw Danny climbing the metal steps over the sea wall.
You climb down the ladder and go aft to the ballast-tank vents, the shiny metal plates in pairs along the centerline.
In that mysterious region known to explorers as the Sargasso Sea, the youth found a weird metal ship surviving from the lost age of High Atlantis, on which there still lived an Atlantean sorceress, an ageless and beautiful creature called Corenice, who inhabits an eternal and deathless body of impervious metal.
In the alameda an old woman in a black rebozo was going about tilting the metal tables and chairs to let the water run off.
The alchemical symbolism is lavish: base and precious metals, kings and queens.
More locks, more tools, rough chunks of metal and wood, and a number of devices whose uses Alec could not guess were mixed indiscriminately among masks, carvings, musical instruments of all descriptions, animal skulls, dried plants, fine pottery, glittering crystals-there was no rhyme or reason apparent in the arrangement.
Springs, alembics, coils of copper tubing, buckled sheets of metal, gear systems both rack-and-pinion and epicyclic, pendulums, levers, cams, cranks, differentials, bearings, pulleys, assorted tools, and stone jars containing alkahest and corrosive substances crowded every horizontal surface.
The rearview mirror was nothing but a shattered metal frame, the mirror blasted into tiny pieces all over them.