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verb (past and past participle inlaid) [with object] (usually be inlaid)
ornament (an object) by embedding pieces of a different material in it, flush with its surface:mahogany paneling inlaid with rosewood embed (something) into the surface of an object:a small silver crown was inlaid in the wood insert (a page, an illustration, etc.) in a space cut in a larger thicker page.
1a design, pattern, or piece of material inlaid in something:ivory inlays that decorated wooden furnishings a material or substance that is inlaid. inlaid work:the cathedral was decorated with mosaic and inlay the technique of inlaying material. 2a filling shaped to fit a tooth cavity. 3
chiefly British a printed card or paper insert supplied with a CD, video, etc.: [as modifier]:an inlay card