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.


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