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Metal

A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material that, when freshly prepared, polished, or fractured, shows a lustrous appearance, and conducts electricity and heat relatively well. Metals are typically malleable (they can be hammered into thin sheets) or ductile (can be drawn into wires).
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Nonmetal

In chemistry, a nonmetal is an element that usually gains electrons when reacting with a metal, and which forms an acid if combined with oxygen and hydrogen. Nonmetals display more variety in color and state than do metals.
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Metal

A solid material which is typically hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, and ductile, with good electrical and thermal conductivity (e.g. iron, gold, silver, and aluminium, and alloys such as steel)
Being a metal, aluminium readily conducts heat
An adjustable pole made of metal
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Nonmetal

Any of a number of elements, such as oxygen or sulfur, that lack the physical and chemical properties of metals.
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Metal

Broken stone for use in making roads
The work also involves dealing with rock aggregates for potential use as suitable road metal
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Nonmetal

(chemistry) An element, such as phosphorus or chlorine, that does not have the chemical or physical properties of a metal.
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Metal

Molten glass before it is blown or cast.
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Nonmetal

Any one of the set of elements which, as contrasted with the metals, possess, produce, or receive, acid rather than basic properties; a metalloid; as, oxygen, sulphur, and chlorine are nonmetals.
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Metal

Heavy metal or similar rock music
Crunching power-trio metal
Industrial music is also a blend of metal and techno
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Nonmetal

A chemical element lacking typical metallic properties
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Metal

Made from or coated with metal
A range of metalled key rings
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Nonmetal

Not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal;
Nonmetallic elements
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Metal

Make or mend (a road) with road metal
The road was metalled and tolls charged for the upkeep
Follow the metalled road for about 200 yards
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Metal

Any of a category of electropositive elements that usually have a shiny surface, are generally good conductors of heat and electricity, and can be melted or fused, hammered into thin sheets, or drawn into wires. Typical metals form salts with nonmetals, basic oxides with oxygen, and alloys with one another.
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Metal

An alloy of two or more metallic elements.
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Metal

An object made of metal.
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Metal

Basic character; mettle.
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Metal

Broken stones used for road surfaces or railroad beds.
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Metal

Molten glass, especially when used in glassmaking.
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Metal

Molten cast iron.
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Metal

(Printing) Type made of metal.
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Metal

(Music) Heavy metal.
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Metal

To cover or surface (a roadbed, for example) with broken stones.
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Metal

(heading) Chemical elements or alloys, and the mines where their ores come from.
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Metal

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.
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Metal

Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy.
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Metal

(astronomy) An element which was not directly created after the Big Bang but instead formed through nuclear reactions; any element other than hydrogen and helium.
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Metal

Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road.
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Metal

(mining) The ore from which a metal is derived.
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Metal

(obsolete) A mine from which ores are taken.
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Metal

(tincture) A light tincture used in a coat of arms, specifically argent (white or silver) and or (gold).
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Metal

Molten glass that is to be blown or moulded to form objects.
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Metal

(music) A category of rock music encompassing a number of genres (including thrash metal, death metal, heavy metal, etc.) characterized by strong drum-beats and distorted guitars.
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Metal

The substance that constitutes something or someone; matter; hence, character or temper.
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Metal

The effective power or calibre of guns carried by a vessel of war.
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Metal

The rails of a railway.
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Metal

The actual airline operating a flight, rather than any of the codeshare operators.
We have American Airlines tickets, but it's on British Airways metal.
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Metal

(music) Characterized by strong drum-beats and distorted guitars.
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Metal

Having the emotional or social characteristics associated with metal music; brash, bold, frank, unyielding, etc.
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Metal

To make a road using crushed rock, stones etc.
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Metal

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.
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Metal

Ore from which a metal is derived; - so called by miners.
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Metal

A mine from which ores are taken.
Slaves . . . and persons condemned to metals.
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Metal

The substance of which anything is made; material; hence, constitutional disposition; character; temper.
Not till God make men of some other metal than earth.
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Metal

Courage; spirit; mettle. See Mettle.
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Metal

The broken stone used in macadamizing roads and ballasting railroads.
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Metal

The effective power or caliber of guns carried by a vessel of war.
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Metal

Glass in a state of fusion.
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Metal

The rails of a railroad.
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Metal

To cover with metal; as, to metal a ship's bottom; to metal a road.
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Metal

Any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
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Metal

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
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Metal

Cover with metal
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Metal

Containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal;
A metallic compound
Metallic luster
The strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades
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