etch etch  /ˈɛtʃ/


  1. (v) make an etching of
  2. (v) cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible
  3. (v) carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block
  4. (v) carve or cut a design or letters into
  5. (v) selectively dissolve the surface of (a semiconductor or printed circuit) with a solvent, laser, or stream of electrons


Derived Word(s)


  1. Computers and GPS devices are what we have today instead of Etch A Sketches and Erector Sets and Morse-code telegraph kits.
  2. Nesjar will etch the skin of the sculpture by sandblasting, to reveal the basalt underneath in lines that will duplicate Picasso's brushstrokes.
  3. Robert Noyce and Jack Kilby, a decade later, came up with ways to etch many transistors eventually millions onto tiny silicon wafers that became known as microchips.


  1. Spurs’ saviors nearly never made it in NBA

    by Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY Sports SAN ANTONIO — Danny Green and Gary Neal are new three-point shooting sensations and hope to etch their names into NBA Finals history with another breakout performance Thursday at the AT&T Center. Just getting the opportunity is something they’re adjusting to. Green didn’t even have a team three seasons [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: HoopsWorld

  2. Book lovers' paradise this weekend at the Friends of the Library book sale

    More than 11,000 items -- books, dvids, etch. -- are up for sale.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Abilene Reporter-News

  3. Fred Otash’s Noir: Sex, Murder & Hollywood Confessions

    A man waits patiently beneath a streetlight. The city’s darkened alleyways etch out like veins behind him. He imagines the streets pumping cigarette smoke as oxygen. As his mark leaves the Chevy, the man tosses his lit cigarette into the pooling water along the gutter. He makes softly for the bushes, adjusts a microphone and captures one of America’s darkest held secrets. The hard-boiled genre ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: San Antonio Current


  1. Kicking off the inauguration with a brief speech, Feinstein said Americans were gathered "to etch another line in the solid stone" of the nation's history.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: The Miami Herald

  2. "I said to the boys before that it is a 90-minute game but it only takes a few seconds to etch your name in history," Nelsen said. "Those few seconds came in the 93rd minute but it is a fantastic feeling. What this has done is given us...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Ryan Nelsen Source: Times LIVE

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