What does satin mean?

Definitions for satin
ˈsæt nsatin

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word satin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. satinnoun

    a smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back

Wiktionary

  1. satinnoun

    A cloth woven from silk, nylon or polyester with a glossy surface and a dull back. (The same weaving technique applied to cotton produces cloth termed sateen).

  2. satinadjective

    semi glossy. Particularly describing a type of paint.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Satinnoun

    A soft close and shining silk.

    Etymology: satin, French; drapo di setan, Italian; sattin, Dutch.

    Such a glittering shew it bare, and so bravely it was held up from the head: upon her body she wore a doublet of sky-colour satin, covered with plates of gold, and as it were nailed with precious stones, that in it she might seem armed. Philip Sidney.

    The ladies dress’d in rich symars were seen,
    Of Florence satin, flower’d with white and green,
    And for a shade betwixt the bloomy gridelin. Dryden.

    Her petticoat, transform’d apace,
    Became black satin flounc’d with lace. Jonathan Swift.

    Lay the child carefully in a case, covered with a mantle of blue satin. Scriblerus Club .

Wikipedia

  1. Satin

    Satin is a fabric that typically has a glossy surface and a dull back, one of three fundamental types of textile weaves along with plain weave and twill. The satin weave is characterized by four or more fill or weft yarns floating over a warp yarn, four warp yarns floating over a single weft yarn. Floats are missed interfacings, for example where the warp yarn lies on top of the weft in a warp-faced satin. These floats explain the high luster and even sheen, as unlike in other weaves, the light reflecting is not scattered as much by the fibres. Satin is usually a warp-faced weaving technique in which warp yarns are "floated" over weft yarns, although there are also weft-faced satins. If a fabric is formed with a satin weave using filament fibres such as silk, polyester or nylon, the corresponding fabric is termed a satin, although some definitions insist that the fabric be made from silk. If the yarns used are short-staple yarns such as cotton, the fabric formed is considered a sateen. Many variations can be made of the basic satin weave, including a granite weave and a check weave. Satin is commonly used in apparel: women's lingerie, nightgowns, blouses, and evening gowns, but also in boxer shorts, shirts and neckties. It is also used in the production of pointe shoes for use in ballet. Other uses include interior furnishing fabrics, upholstery, and bed sheets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satinnoun

    a silk cloth, of a thick, close texture, and overshot woof, which has a glossy surface

  2. Etymology: [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz-tn, sz-twan. Cf. Sateen.]

Freebase

  1. Satin

    Satin is a weave that typically has a glossy surface and a dull back. It is a warp-dominated weaving technique that forms a minimum number of interlacings in a fabric. If a fabric is formed with a satin weave using filament fibres such as silk, nylon, or polyester, the corresponding fabric is termed a satin, although some definitions insist that the fabric be made from silk. If the yarns used are short-staple yarns such as cotton, the fabric formed is considered a sateen. A satin fabric tends to have a high luster due to the high number of floats on the fabric. Because of this it is used in making bed sheets. Floats are missed interlacings, where the warp yarn lies on top of the weft. Many variations can be made of the basic satin weave including a granite weave and a check weave. Satin weaves, twill weaves, and plain weaves are the three basic types of weaving by which the majority of woven products are formed. Satin is commonly used in apparel: satin baseball jackets, athletic shorts, women's lingerie, nightgowns, blouses and evening gowns, but also in some men's boxer shorts, shirts and neckties. It is also used in the production of pointe shoes for use in ballet. Other uses include interior furnishing fabrics, upholstery, and bed sheets.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Satin

    sat′in, n. a closely woven silk with a lustrous and unbroken surface, sometimes figured.—adj. made of satin: resembling satin.—v.t. to make smooth and glossy like satin.—ns. Sat′in-bird, the satin bower-bird; Sat′in-car′pet, a particular kind of moth; Sat′in-dam′ask, a satin with an elaborate flower or arabesque pattern, sometimes raised in velvet pile; Sat′in-de-laine′, a thin glossy woollen fabric, a variety of cassimere; Sat′inet, a thin species of satin: a cloth with a cotton warp and woollen weft; Sat′inet-loom, a loom used for heavy goods, as twills, satinets, &c.; Sat′in-fin′ish, a finish resembling satin: a lustrous finish produced on silver by the scratch-brush, by the process called Satining; Sat′ining-machine′, a machine for giving a smooth surface to paper; Sat′in-leaf, the common alum-root; Sat′in-lisse, a cotton dress-fabric with satiny surface, usually printed with delicate patterns; Sat′in-pā′per, a fine, glossy writing-paper; Sat′in-sheet′ing, twilled cotton fabric with a satin surface; Sat′in-spar, a variety of calcite with a pearly lustre when polished; Sat′in-sparr′ow, an Australian fly-catcher; Sat′in-stitch, an embroidery stitch, flat or raised, repeated in parallel lines, giving a satiny appearance and making both sides alike; Sat′in-stone, a fibrous gypsum used by lapidaries; Sat′inwood, a beautiful ornamental wood from East and West Indies, having a smooth, satiny texture.—adj. Sat′iny, like, or composed of, satin. [Fr. satin (It. setino)—Low. L. setinus, adj.—L. seta, hair.]

Matched Categories

Anagrams for satin »

  1. antis, saint, Saint, stain, tians, tisan

How to pronounce satin?

How to say satin in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of satin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of satin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of satin in a Sentence

  1. Gracie Landes:

    Clean sheets make people feel good, and they’re way sexier than red satin bedding any day, i call it the clean sheets effect.

  2. Principal Carlotta Outley Brown:

    No one can enter the building or be on the school premises wearing a satin cap or bonnet on their head for any reason, you also cannot wear a shower cap of any kind in the building.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

satin#1#8334#10000

Translations for satin

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for satin »

Translation

Find a translation for the satin definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these satin definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "satin." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/satin>.

    Are we missing a good definition for satin? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    satin

    Credit »

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    very irritable
    • A. bonzer
    • B. sesquipedalian
    • C. currish
    • D. bristly

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for satin: