1. Damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate pattern of flowers and the like.
  2. Linen so woven that a pattern in produced by the different directions of the thread, without contrast of color.
  3. A heavy woolen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in the same way as the linen damask; -- made for furniture covering and hangings.
  4. Damask or Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or "water" of such steel.
  5. A deep pink or rose color.


  1. Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus.
  2. Having the color of the damask rose.

v. t.

  1. To decorate in a way peculiar to Damascus or attributed to Damascus; particularly: (a) with flowers and rich designs, as silk; (b) with inlaid lines of gold, etc., or with a peculiar marking or "water," as metal. See Damaskeen.