- n. 金属；合金
- vt. 以金属覆盖
- adj. 金属制的
- n. (Metal)人名；(捷)梅塔尔；(瑞典)梅塔尔
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- metal:  Greek métallon, a word of unknown origin, had a range of meanings, including ‘mine’ (the original sense) and ‘mineral’ as well as ‘metal’. These were carried over into Latin metallum, but by the time the word reached English, via Old French metal, ‘metal’ was all that was left. Mettle  is a variant spelling of metal, used to distinguish its metaphorical senses.
Closely related is medal , which etymologically means ‘something made of metal’. It comes via French médaille and Italian medaglia from a general Romance form *medallia. This was an alteration of Vulgar Latin *metallea, a derivative of Latin metallum. Medallion  goes back via French to Italian medaglione ‘large medal’.
=> medal, medallion
- metal (n.)
- 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."
- metal (adj.)
- late 14c., from metal (n.).
- 1. Light fittings with metal parts should always be earthed.
- 2. Heavy Metal music really arose in the late 60s.
- 3. The car was left a mess of twisted metal.
- 4. A gust of wind pried loose a section of sheet-metal roofing.
- 5. I listened to the thwack of the metal balls.
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