What does moiré mean?

Definitions for moiré
mwɑˈreɪ, mɔ-, moʊ-moiré

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moire, watered-silk(adj)

    silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern

  2. moire, watered(adj)

    (of silk fabric) having a wavelike pattern

GCIDE

  1. Moire(n.)

    A wavy pattern of lines produced by the superposition of two patterns having closely spaced, often curved, lines, so that the lines of the two patterns intersect at an acute angle. When the superposing patterns are moved relative to the observer or relative to each other, a shimmering effect is produced in which the apparent pattern changes, often producing a pleasing artistic effect. The effect may be seen, for example, when the superposed folds of a sheer fabric, such as a window curtain, are observed with transmitted light.

  2. Moire(n.)

    (Printing) An interference pattern produced by the dots of a color printing process.

Wiktionary

  1. moire(Noun)

    Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat; any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is given.

    Etymology: From moire, itself from mohair.

  2. moiré(Noun)

    A pattern that emerges when two grids are superimposed over one another, usually unintended and undesirable in many applications such as in weaving and screenprinting.

  3. moiré(Noun)

    Watered silk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moire(noun)

    originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat; afterwards, any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is given in the process of calendering

    Etymology: [F., p.p. of moirer to water (silk, etc.). See Moire.]

  2. Moire(noun)

    a watered, clouded, or frosted appearance produced upon either textile fabrics or metallic surfaces

    Etymology: [F., p.p. of moirer to water (silk, etc.). See Moire.]

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  1. Moire

    A finish that gives to silk an attractive, watered effect.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Moire

    mwor, n. watered silk: a watered appearance on metals or textile fabrics.—Moire antique, silk watered so as to resemble the stuffs worn in ancient times. [Fr.; see Mohair.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moiré in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moiré in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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