What does satin mean?

Definitions for satin
ˈsæt nsatin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. satinnoun

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


  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 .


  1. Satin

    Satin Pillows" is a song written by Sonny James & Robert Tubert, which was released by Bobby Vinton in 1965. The song spent 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 23, while reaching No. 3 on Canada's "RPM Play Sheet", and No. 13 on Canada's CHUM Hit Parade.


  1. satin

    Satin is a type of smooth, shiny fabric typically made from silk, nylon, or polyester, created through a specific weaving method where the warp threads are placed over the weft threads to produce fewer interlacing. This results in a fabric with a glossy surface and a dull back. It is often used in fashion, bedding, and upholstery due to its luxurious feel and shiny appearance.

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.]


  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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SATIN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Satin is ranked #67126 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Satin surname appeared 294 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Satin.

    86.7% or 255 total occurrences were White.
    6.8% or 20 total occurrences were Asian.
    4% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. antis

  2. saint

  3. Saint

  4. stain

  5. tians

  6. tisan

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  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. 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.

  2. 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.

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