inlaid inlaid  /ˈɪn ˌleɪd/


  1. (adj) adorned by inlays
  2. (n) (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place
  3. (n) a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface
  4. (v) decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal


  1. A twelve-gauge, double-barreled shotgun inlaid with silver, it had been specially made for Hemingway.
  2. The album is sold in a highly desirable hardcover edition, with postcards of the original movie posters and an inlaid film strip.
  3. There's a certain amount of whimsy at play here too: for instance, the brightly colored butterflies inlaid into the mosaic floors.


  • Shooter Jennings at Amos' Southend tonight (6/22/13)

    SHOOTER JENNINGS Shooter Jennings has dabbled in experimental metal, cut his teeth on Southern rock and written songs inlaid with jazz, blues, even R&B, and it all mostly works, but when he dives into the alleys of outlaw country, the son of Waylon and Jessi shines. During the past decade, Shooter Jennings has honed his sound and cleared a naturally genuine path that's all his own.… [ Read more ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Charlotte


  1. In an article written for the Bonhams Magazine, New Delhi-based author William Dalrymple says: "The emperor's love of beautiful and precious objects - damascened and gold-embellished blades, enamels and hammered metals, precious lapidary, inlaid...
    on Apr 10, 2008 By: William Dalrymple Source: Times of India

  2. "The mask is in a very well-preserved condition and it features the bust of a young lady called Ka Nefer Nefer ...... It has a combination of glass inlaid eyes, a face covered with gold and a wig," Egypt's antiquities chief, Zahi Hawass said in...
    on Feb 23, 2006 By: Zahi Hawass Source: Hindu

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