What does satin mean?

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ˈsæt nsatin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. satin(noun)

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


  1. satin(Noun)

    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. satin(Adjective)

    semi glossy. Particularly describing a type of paint.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satin(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [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.]

Anagrams for satin »

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

How to pronounce satin?

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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. 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.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    True Love can be likened with Silk, which is delicate, gentle, illuminating, smooth and soft - and yet so strong that no force on earth can tear it apart very easily. No knife can pierce through Silk, and no bullets can penetrate Silk. I often think that with time and patience, True Love gradually transforms into Silk....just like the Mulberry leaf turns into Satin robe with time.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Le véritable amour peut être comparé avec de la soie, qui est délicate, douce, éclairant, lisse et doux - et pourtant si forte qu'aucune force sur terre ne peut déchirer très facilement. Pas de couteau peut percer la soie, et pas de balles peut pénétrer soie. Je pense souvent que le temps et la patience, l'amour vrai se transforme peu à peu en soie .... tout comme la feuille de mûrier se transforme en robe de satin avec le temps.

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