Letch vs Etch - What's the difference?

letch | etch |


As nouns the difference between letch and etch

is that letch is (archaic) strong desire; passion or letch can be a stream or pool in boggy land or letch can be while etch is .

As verbs the difference between letch and etch

is that letch is while etch is to cut into a surface with an acid or other corrosive substance in order to make a pattern best known as a technique for creating printing plates, but also used for decoration on metal, and, in modern industry, to make circuit boards.

letch

English

Alternative forms

* lech

Etymology 1

See (lech), (lecher).

Noun

(es)
  • (archaic) Strong desire; passion.
  • Some people have a letch for unmasking impostors, or for avenging the wrongs of others. — De Quincey.
  • (informal) Someone with an overly strong sexual desire.
  • Etymology 2

    From loec'' - later ''lache'', variant ''letch - for example Sandy's Letch located east of Annitsford in Northumberland.

    Noun

    (es)
  • A stream or pool in boggy land.
  • Etymology 3

    Noun

    (es)
  • Verb

    (es)
  • (Webster 1913)

    etch

    English

    Etymology 1

    Germanic, cognate with Dutch ets .

    Verb

  • To cut into a surface with an acid or other corrosive substance in order to make a pattern. Best known as a technique for creating printing plates, but also used for decoration on metal, and, in modern industry, to make circuit boards.
  • To engrave a surface.
  • (figuratively) To make a lasting impression.
  • The memory of 9/11 is etched into my mind.
  • To sketch; to delineate.
  • * John Locke
  • There are many empty terms to be found in some learned writers, to which they had recourse to etch out their system.

    Etymology 2

    Noun

  • (Mortimer)

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