Definitions for velvetˈvɛl vɪt

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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

GCIDE

  1. Velvet(n.)

    Something likened to velvet in being soft or luxurious; as, a lawn of velvet.

  2. Origin: [OE. velouette, veluet, velwet; cf. OF. velluau, LL. velluetum, vellutum, It. velluto, Sp. velludo; all fr. (assumed) LL. villutus shaggy, fr L. villus shaggy hair; akin to vellus a fleece, and E. wool. See Wool, and cf. Villous.]

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

  6. Origin: [OE. velouette, veluet, velwet; cf. OF. velluau, LL. velluetum, vellutum, It. velluto, Sp. velludo; all fr. (assumed) LL. villutus shaggy, fr L. villus shaggy hair; akin to vellus a fleece, and E. wool. See Wool, and cf. Villous.]

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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Janet Jackson:

    There are two sides of the Velvet Rope. Those who want to be on the other side and those who are on the other side.

  2. Scott Weiland:

    There are some people that still think that I do drugs and Velvet Revolver's been Velvet Revolver since I stopped doing drugs.

  3. Doug Cifu:

    He was convinced and I became convinced that we could build what we'll call a velvet rope agency offering and offer it to a select few buy-side institutions.

  4. Karin Veit:

    There are many beautiful, fluffy fabrics like velvet cord ... And then we have mixed patterns, many prints which we're mixing, it should be unexpected, it should be fun.

  5. Gregory Benford - Timescape:

    There was a blithe certainty that came from first comprehending the full Einstein field equations, arabesques of Greek letters clinging tenuously to the page, a gossamer web. They seemed insubstantial when you first saw them, a string of squiggles. Yet to follow the delicate tensors as they contracted, as the superscripts paired with subscripts, collapsing mathematically into concrete classical entities-- potential; mass; forces vectoring in a curved geometry-- that was a sublime experience. The iron fist of the real, inside the velvet glove of airy mathematics.

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