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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suede, suede leathernoun

    leather with a napped surface

  2. suede cloth, suedenoun

    a fabric made to resemble suede leather


  1. suedenoun

    A type of soft leather, made from calfskin, with a brushed texture to resemble fabric, often used to make boots, clothing and fashion accessories.

    Etymology: Suède

  2. suedeadjective

    Made of suede

    Etymology: Suède


  1. Suede

    Suede is a type of leather with a napped finish, commonly used for jackets, shoes, shirts, purses, furniture and other items. The term comes from the French "gants de Suède", which literally means "Swedish gloves". Suede leather is made from the underside of the skin, primarily lamb, although goat, calf and deer are commonly used. Splits from thick hides of cow and deer are also sueded, but, due to the fibre content, have a shaggy nap. Because suede does not include the tough exterior skin layer, suede is less durable but softer than standard leather. Its softness, thinness, and pliability make it suitable for clothing and delicate uses; suede was originally used for women's gloves. Suede leather is also popular in upholstery, shoes, bags, and other accessories, and as a lining for other leather products. Due to its textured nature and open pores, suede may become dirty and quickly absorb liquids.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suède

    swād, n. undressed kid—often adj., as 'suède gloves.' [Fr. Suède, Swede.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suede in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suede in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of suede in a Sentence

  1. Jake Johanson:

    A lady came up to me on the street and pointed to my suede jacket. 'You know a cow was murdered for that jacket' she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, 'I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have to kill you too.'

  2. Amy Rigby:

    David Olney was very still, sitting upright with David Olney guitar on, wearing the coolest hat and a beautiful rust suede jacket... I just want the picture to be as graceful and dignified as it was, because it at first looked like David Olney was just taking a moment.

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