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Mosaic meaning

mosaic - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. A picture or design made in mosaic; an article decorated in mosaic.
  2. 2. Of or pertaining to the style of work called mosaic; formed by uniting pieces of different colors; variegated; tessellated; also, composed of various materials or ingredients.
  3. 3. Of or pertaining to Moses, the leader of the Israelites, or established through his agency; as, the Mosaic law, rites, or institutions.
  4. 4. A surface decoration made by inlaying in patterns small pieces of variously colored glass, stone, or other material; - called also mosaic work.
  5. 5. Of or pertaining to Moses, the leader of the Israelites, or established through his agency; as, the law, rites, or institutions.
  6. 6. composed of mosaic.
  7. 7. Pertaining to Moses or the Jewish law.
  8. 8. Work in which objects are represented by small pieces of colored stone, & c., cemented to a ground.

mosaic - examples of usage

  1. But what he meant was this: all who believe the Mosaic account of the origin of the human race, must, of course, believe that they were once all of one complexion.
  2. In those days that meant a man who read an immense amount and, in default of elevating thoughts of his own, extracted with the industry of a bee the ideas of the writers of four centuries, tore them asunder, and put them together again in such tiny fragments that his readers and himself believed them to be new ones of his own and would have found it very difficult to separate the mosaic into its borrowed portions.
  3. Her best black silk, for instance, had to be neatly mended with court- plaster when all other remedies had failed, and her old, thread- lace collars had been darned until their original floral patterns had given place to a mosaic of spider webs.
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