What does velvet mean?

Definitions for velvet
ˈvɛl vɪtvel·vet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. velvetadjective

    a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back

  2. velvet, velvety, velvet-texturedadjective

    smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste

  3. velvet, velvetyadjective

    resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface

GCIDE

  1. Velvetnoun

    Something likened to velvet in being soft or luxurious; as, a lawn of velvet.

Wiktionary

  1. velvetnoun

    A closely woven fabric (originally of silk, now also of cotton or man-made fibres) with a thick short pile on one side.

  2. velvetnoun

    Very fine fur, including the skin and fur on a deer's antlers.

  3. velvetverb

    To coat raw meat in starch, then in oil, preparatory to frying

  4. Etymology: veluotte, from villus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Velvetnoun

    a silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads. Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton or linen back

  2. Velvetnoun

    the soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth

  3. Velvetadjective

    made of velvet; soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety

  4. Velvetverb

    to pain velvet

  5. Velvetverb

    to make like, or cover with, velvet

  6. Etymology: [OE. velouette, veluet, velwet; cf. OF. velluau, LL. velluetum, vellutum, It. velluto, Sp. velludo; all fr. (assumed) LL. villutus shaggy, fr L. villus shaggy hair; akin to vellus a fleece, and E. wool. See Wool, and cf. Villous.]

Freebase

  1. Velvet

    Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive feel. The word 'velvety' is used as an adjective to mean "smooth like velvet." Velvet can be either synthetic or natural.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Velvet

    vel′vet, n. a cloth made from silk, with a close shaggy pile: a similar cloth made of cotton: the velvet-like covering of a growing antler: (slang) money gained by gambling.—adj. made of velvet: soft like velvet.—ns. Vel′veret, a poor quality of velvet, the web of cotton, the pile of silk; Velveteen′, a fustian made of twilled cotton with a pile of the same material: a kind of velvet made of silk and cotton mixed throughout; Vel′vet-flower, the love-lies-bleeding.—n.pl. Vel′vet-guards (Shak.), velvet trimmings, applied metaphorically to the citizens who wore them.—ns. Vel′veting, the nap of velvet: (pl.) velvet goods collectively; Vel′vet-leaf, the Indian mallow; Vel′vet-pā′per, flock paper; Vel′vet-pile, any material with a long, soft nap; Vel′vet-scō′ter, a kind of black duck with large white spot on the wings; Vel′vet-work, embroidery on velvet.—adj. Vel′vety, made of or like velvet: soft: soft in taste or touch.—Stand on velvet, to place one's bets in such a way as not to loose in any event. [From Low L. velluetum—Low L. villutus—L. villus, shaggy hair.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of velvet in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of velvet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of velvet in a Sentence

  1. Janet Jackson:

    There are two sides of the Velvet Rope. Those who want to be on the other side and those who are on the other side.

  2. Lee Jackson:

    You will love this holiday twist on the classic luscious dessert, red velvet cheesecake, keeping with the festive spirit.

  3. Nikol Pashinyan:

    We are ready to continue talks with acting prime minister Karen Karapetyan on Wednesday to ensure a transfer of power to the people, i hope that the high echelons of the (ruling) Republican Party will unequivocally recognise the popular velvet and non-violent revolution.

  4. Barbara Perry:

    Could it be the tip of the camel's nose under the red velvet curtains ? ... I'd say probably not.

  5. Courtnay Tartt Elias:

    Some new Halloween décor has had a vintage feel to it, so it seems natural that people are seeking the ‘real deal’ — actual vintage items now, mercury glass pumpkins, textural gourds in colors other than orange, velvet pumpkins, and items decoupaged with vintage Halloween artwork are examples of newer seasonal décor with a vintage feel.

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