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


  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


  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


(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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