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Meaning of “metal” - Learner’s Dictionary

metal

noun [C, U]     /ˈmetəl/
B1 a usually hard, shiny material such as iron, gold, or silver which heat and electricity can travel through: scrap metal Metals are used for making machinery and tools. a metal sheet/barMetals and metalworkingChemical elementsMineralogy
metallic     /məˈtælɪk/ adjective having a quality that is similar to metal: a metallic paint/taste Our new car is metallic blue. →  See also heavy metal Metals and metalworkingChemical elements
Translations of “metal”
in Arabic مَعْدَن…
in Korean 금속…
in Malaysian logam, logam campuran…
in French (de/en) métal, métal…
in Turkish metal, maden…
in Italian metallo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金屬, 合金…
in Russian металл…
in Polish metal…
in Vietnamese kim loại, hợp kim…
in Spanish metal…
in Portuguese metal…
in Thai โลหะ, โลหะผสม…
in German das Metall, die Metalllegierung…
in Catalan metall…
in Japanese 金属…
in Indonesian logam, logam campuran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 金属, 合金…
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