Relating to or resembling metal or metals
(An informal name for) any of a number of former low-grade silver Turkish coins, especially the para and the piastre.
a metallic sound
The type of bond occurring in metals, in which the valence electrons are not localized as in covalent bonds but are capable of interacting with an indefinite number of the metal nuclei, which are arranged in a lattice formation.
Designating a main-sequence star whose spectrum shows unusually strong absorption lines for many of the heavier elements, including rare earths.
Any of a class of soaps that have a heavy metal or alkaline earth metal in place of the alkali metal in ordinary soaps, are soluble in organic solvents but not in water, and are used in waterproofing, finishing textiles, and making antioxidants, lubricants, and fungicides.
= metallic thread.
A metal or alloy with an appearance or (now) specifically amorphous structure like that of silicate glass.
The sheen characteristic of (especially polished) metals and certain opaque minerals.
(Originally) paint containing a metal oxide; (later) any paint with a metallic lustre.
Thread made from metal, or a synthetic material resembling metal.
The type of bonding occurring in metals: see metallic bond.
A telegraphic circuit in which the return path of the current is through a metal conductor (e.g. a wire) rather than through the earth.
The history of the medals or coins struck in the reign of a monarch, emperor, etc.
Made of two metals
(Of a compound) containing a metal atom bonded to an organic group or groups