What does sleek mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleekadjective

    well-groomed and neatly tailored; especially too well-groomed

    "sleek figures in expensive clothes"

  2. streamlined, aerodynamic, flowing, sleekadjective

    designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow

    "a streamlined convertible"

  3. satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slickverb

    having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light

    "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters"

  4. slick, sleekverb

    make slick or smooth

Wiktionary

  1. sleeknoun

    That which makes smooth; varnish.

    Etymology: Late variant of slick.

  2. sleekverb

    To make smooth or glossy; to polish or cause to be attractive.

    Etymology: Late variant of slick.

  3. sleekadverb

    With ease and dexterity.

    Etymology: Late variant of slick.

  4. sleekadjective

    Having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy; as, sleek hair.

    Etymology: Late variant of slick.

  5. sleekadjective

    Not rough or harsh.

    Etymology: Late variant of slick.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sleek

    having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy; as, sleek hair

    Etymology: [OE. slik; akin to Icel. slkr, and OE. sliken to glide, slide, G. schleichen, OHG. slhhan, D. slik, slijk, mud, slime, and E. slink. Cf. Slick, Slink.]

  2. Sleek

    not rough or harsh

    Etymology: [OE. slik; akin to Icel. slkr, and OE. sliken to glide, slide, G. schleichen, OHG. slhhan, D. slik, slijk, mud, slime, and E. slink. Cf. Slick, Slink.]

  3. Sleekadverb

    with ease and dexterity

    Etymology: [OE. slik; akin to Icel. slkr, and OE. sliken to glide, slide, G. schleichen, OHG. slhhan, D. slik, slijk, mud, slime, and E. slink. Cf. Slick, Slink.]

  4. Sleeknoun

    that which makes smooth; varnish

    Etymology: [OE. slik; akin to Icel. slkr, and OE. sliken to glide, slide, G. schleichen, OHG. slhhan, D. slik, slijk, mud, slime, and E. slink. Cf. Slick, Slink.]

  5. Sleekverb

    to make even and smooth; to render smooth, soft, and glossy; to smooth over

    Etymology: [OE. slik; akin to Icel. slkr, and OE. sliken to glide, slide, G. schleichen, OHG. slhhan, D. slik, slijk, mud, slime, and E. slink. Cf. Slick, Slink.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sleek

    slēk, adj. smooth: glossy: soft, not rough: insinuating, plausible: dexterous.—v.t. to make smooth or glossy: to calm or soothe.—v.i. to glide.—advs. Sleek, Slick, neatly.—v.t. Sleek′en, to make smooth or sleek.—ns. Sleek′er, Slick′er, a tool for dressing the surface of leather.—adj. Sleek′-head′ed, having a smooth head.—n. Sleek′ing, the act of making smooth.—adj. Sleek′it (Scot.), having a smooth skin: sly, cunning, fair-spoken.—adv. Sleek′ly.—ns. Sleek′ness; Sleek′-stone, a smooth stone used for polishing anything.—adj. Sleek′y, smooth: sly, untrustworthy. [Scand., Ice. slíkr, sleek; cf. Dut. slijk, Ger. schlick, grease.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleek in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleek in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sleek in a Sentence

  1. David Manica:

    We wanted the building to be iconic and sleek, like a luxury sports car, very aerodynamic, in motion, flowing lines from every angle.

  2. Nicole Phelps:

    The fashion industry is 100 percent in love with iPhone, the Apple Watch looks like an Apple product, it looks good and sleek, and you have the market behind it.

  3. Jessie Holeva:

    Watches are the number one symbol of luxury, so for Apple to create a watch that fits both tech and luxury is brilliant, it is nice to see leather and metal wrist band options, which makes the watch less sporty and more glam.I love that there are so many different customizable metal options, and I especially fell for the rose gold. The different types of bands are great for those who prefer a more sleek style watch to those who want a more classic feel. Although I don't go for the sporty styles, it is similar to brands like Toy that make watches poolside-ready with a rubber band.

  4. Peggy Noonan, speechwriter for the Reagan administration:

    I first saw President Reagan as a foot, highly polished brown cordovan wagging merrily on a hassock. I spied it through the door. It was a beautiful foot, sleek. Such casual elegance and clean lines! But not a big foot, not formidable, maybe a little ...frail. I imagined cradling it in my arms, protecting it from unsmooth roads.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look He thinks too much such men are dangerous.

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