Definitions for velvetˈvɛl vɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vel•vetˈvɛl vɪt(n.)

  1. a fabric of silk, nylon, acetate, rayon, etc., sometimes having a cotton backing, with a thick, soft pile formed of loops of the warp thread.

    Category: Textiles

  2. something likened to this fabric, as in softness or texture.

  3. the soft, deciduous covering of a growing antler.

    Category: Biology

  4. Informal. winnings. clear gain or profit.

    Category: Informal

  5. (adj.)Also, vel′vet•ed. made of or covered with velvet.

    Category: Textiles

  6. resembling or suggesting velvet; soft.

Origin of velvet:

1275–1325; ME velvet, velu(w)et < OF veluotte=velu (< ML vil(l)ūtus; L vill(us) shaggy nap (cf. villus ) + LL -ūtus, for L -ātus -ate1) +-otte n. suffix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. velvet(adj)

    a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back

  2. velvet, velvety, velvet-textured(adj)

    smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste

  3. velvet, velvety(adj)

    resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. velvet(noun)ˈvɛl vɪt

    a thick, very soft fabric

    a long black velvet dress

Wiktionary

  1. velvet(Noun)

    A closely woven fabric (originally of silk, now also of cotton or man-made fibres) with a thick short pile on one side.

  2. velvet(Noun)

    Very fine fur, including the skin and fur on a deer's antlers.

  3. velvet(Verb)

    To coat raw meat in starch, then in oil, preparatory to frying

  4. Origin: veluotte, from villus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Velvet(noun)

    a silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads. Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton or linen back

  2. Velvet(noun)

    the soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth

  3. Velvet(adj)

    made of velvet; soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety

  4. Velvet(verb)

    to pain velvet

  5. Velvet(verb)

    to make like, or cover with, velvet

Freebase

  1. Velvet

    Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive feel. The word 'velvety' is used as an adjective to mean "smooth like velvet." Velvet can be either synthetic or natural.


Translations for velvet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

velvet(adjective)

(of) a type of cloth made from silk etc with a soft, thick surface

Her dress was made of velvet; a velvet jacket.

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