Definitions for velvetˈvɛl vɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
something likened to this fabric, as in softness or texture.
the soft, deciduous covering of a growing antler.
Informal. winnings. clear gain or profit.
(adj.)Also, vel′vet•ed. made of or covered with velvet.
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
a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back
velvet, velvety, velvet-textured(adj)
smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste
resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a thick, very soft fabric
a long black velvet dress
A closely woven fabric (originally of silk, now also of cotton or man-made fibres) with a thick short pile on one side.
Very fine fur, including the skin and fur on a deer's antlers.
To coat raw meat in starch, then in oil, preparatory to frying
Origin: veluotte, from villus.
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
the soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth
made of velvet; soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety
to pain velvet
to make like, or cover with, velvet
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.
- veludoPortuguese (BR)
- der Samt, Samt-...German
- fløjl; fløjls-Danish
- βελούδο, βελούδινοςGreek
- (de) veloursFrench
- baršun, somotCroatian
- velluto; di vellutoItalian
- (de) catifea; catifelatRomanian
- zamat; zamatovýSlovak
- 天鵝絨(的)Chinese (Trad.)
- lớp lông nhungVietnamese
- 天鹅绒（的）Chinese (Simp.)
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