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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sat•inˈsæt n(n.)

  1. a fabric, as acetate, rayon, nylon, or silk, constructed in a satin weave and often having a glossy face and a soft, slippery texture.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a garment of satin.

  3. (adj.)of or like satin; smooth; glossy.

  4. made of or covered or decorated with satin.

Origin of satin:

1325–75; < MF satin, prob. < Ar (aṭlas) zaytūnī (satin) of Zaitun a city in China where the cloth was made, prob. Tsinkiang

Princeton's WordNet

  1. satin(noun)

    a smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. satin(noun)ˈsæt n

    a shiny cloth used to make clothes

    a red satin dress


  1. satin(Noun)

    A cloth woven from silk, nylon or polyester with a glossy surface and a dull back. (The same weaving technique applied to cotton produces cloth termed sateen).

  2. satin(Adjective)

    semi glossy. Particularly describing a type of paint.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satin(noun)

    a silk cloth, of a thick, close texture, and overshot woof, which has a glossy surface


  1. Satin

    Satin is a weave that typically has a glossy surface and a dull back. It is a warp-dominated weaving technique that forms a minimum number of interlacings in a fabric. If a fabric is formed with a satin weave using filament fibres such as silk, nylon, or polyester, the corresponding fabric is termed a satin, although some definitions insist that the fabric be made from silk. If the yarns used are short-staple yarns such as cotton, the fabric formed is considered a sateen. A satin fabric tends to have a high luster due to the high number of floats on the fabric. Because of this it is used in making bed sheets. Floats are missed interlacings, where the warp yarn lies on top of the weft. Many variations can be made of the basic satin weave including a granite weave and a check weave. Satin weaves, twill weaves, and plain weaves are the three basic types of weaving by which the majority of woven products are formed. Satin is commonly used in apparel: satin baseball jackets, athletic shorts, women's lingerie, nightgowns, blouses and evening gowns, but also in some men's boxer shorts, shirts and neckties. It is also used in the production of pointe shoes for use in ballet. Other uses include interior furnishing fabrics, upholstery, and bed sheets.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a closely woven type of silk with a shiny surface

The baby's skin was as smooth as satin; (also adjective) a satin dress.

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