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Stucco definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A fine plaster composed of lime, sand, whiting and pounded marble; used for covering walls, etc.
2. Work made of stucco.
STUCCO, v.t. To plaster; to overlay with fine plaster.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a plaster now made mostly from Portland cement and sand and lime; applied while soft to cover exterior walls or surfaces v
1: decorate with stucco work; "stuccoed ceilings"
2: coat with stucco; "stucco the ceiling"

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural stuccos or stuccoes) Etymology: Italian, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stucki piece, crust, Old English stocc stock more at stock Date: 1598 1. a. a fine plaster used in decoration and ornamentation (as of interior walls) b. a material usually made of portland cement, sand, and a small percentage of lime and applied in a plastic state to form a hard covering for exterior walls 2. stuccowork stuccoed adjective

Britannica Concise

Exterior or interior plasterwork used as three-dimensional ornamentation, as a smooth paintable surface, or as a wet ground for fresco painting. Today the term is most often restricted to the rough plaster coating of exterior walls. Examples occur worldwide; stucco was applied to the temple walls of ancient Greece as early as 1400 BC. Roman architects stuccoed the rough stone or brick walls of monuments such as the baths at Hadrian's Villa. Stucco was widely used in baroque and Renaissance architecture. Because of the many ways in which it can be treated, stuccowork has remained popular. In the warmer regions of the U.S., the 1920s stucco bungalow became virtually ubiquitous.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. (pl. -oes) plaster or cement used for coating wall surfaces or moulding into architectural decorations. --v.tr. (-oes, -oed) coat with stucco. Etymology: It., of Gmc orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stucco Stuc"co, n.; pl. Stuccoes, Stuccos. [It., fr. OHG. stucchi a crust, piece, G. st["u]ck piece; akin to AS. stycce. See Stock.] 1. Plaster of any kind used as a coating for walls, especially, a fine plaster, composed of lime or gypsum with sand and pounded marble, used for internal decorations and fine work. 2. Work made of stucco; stuccowork.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stucco Stuc"co, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stuccoed; p. pr. & vb. n. Stuccoing.] To overlay or decorate with stucco, or fine plaster.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Stucco is a type of plaster used for covering walls and decorating ceilings. N-UNCOUNT: oft N n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. Cover with stucco. II. n. Plaster (for covering walls and ceilings), mortar, cement.


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