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vel·vet

 (vĕl′vĭt)
n.
1. A soft fabric having a smooth, dense pile and a plain underside.
2.
a. Something suggesting the smooth surface of velvet.
b. Smoothness; softness.
3. The soft, furry covering on the developing antlers of deer.
4. Informal
a. The winnings of a gambler.
b. A profit or gain beyond what is expected or due.
5. New England See milkshake.

[Middle English veluet, probably from Old Provençal, from Vulgar Latin *villūtittus, diminutive of *villūtus, from Latin villus, shaggy hair, nap.]

velvet

(ˈvɛlvɪt)
n
1. (Textiles)
a. a fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, etc, with a thick close soft usually lustrous pile
b. (as modifier): velvet curtains.
2. anything with a smooth soft surface
3.
a. smoothness; softness
b. (as modifier): velvet skin; a velvet night.
4. (Zoology) the furry covering of the newly formed antlers of a deer
5. (Gambling, except Cards) slang chiefly
a. gambling or speculative winnings
b. a gain, esp when unexpectedly high
6. velvet glove gentleness or caution, often concealing strength or determination (esp in the phrase an iron fist or hand in a velvet glove)
[C14: veluet, from Old French veluotte, from velu hairy, from Vulgar Latin villutus (unattested), from Latin villus shaggy hair]
ˈvelvet-ˌlike adj
ˈvelvety adj

vel•vet

(ˈvɛl vɪt)

n.
1. a fabric of silk, nylon, acetate, rayon, etc., sometimes having a cotton backing, with a thick, soft pile formed of loops of the warp thread.
2. something likened to this fabric, as in softness or texture.
3. the soft, deciduous covering of a growing antler.
4. Informal.
a. winnings.
b. clear gain or profit.
adj.
5. Also, vel′vet•ed. made of or covered with velvet.
6. resembling or suggesting velvet; soft.
[1275–1325; Middle English velvet, velu(w)et < Old French veluotte=velu (< Medieval Latin vil(l)ūtus; Latin vill(us) shaggy nap (compare villus) + Late Latin -ūtus, for Latin -ātus -ate1) + -otte n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.velvet - a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Adj.1.velvet - smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste
smooth - having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror"
2.velvet - resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
Translations
قَطِيفَةمُخْمَل
samet
fløjlfløjls-
samettinahka
baršun
bársony
flauel
ビロード
벨벳
aksomasaksominis
samts
zamat
žamet
sammet
ผ้ากำมะหยี่
vải nhung

velvet

[ˈvelvɪt]
A. Nterciopelo m; (on antlers) → piel f velluda, vello m
she had skin like velvettenía una piel aterciopelada
B. ADJ (= of velvet) → de terciopelo; (= velvety) → aterciopelado
the Velvet Revolutionla revolución de terciopelo

velvet

[ˈvɛlvɪt]
nvelours m
modifen velours

velvet

nSamt m; like velvetwie Samt, samtig
adjSamt-; skin, feelsamtweich, samten (geh); velvet dressSamtkleid nt; the velvet touch of his handseine sanften Hände

velvet

[ˈvɛlvɪt]
1. nvelluto
2. adj (skirt, curtain) → di velluto

velvet

(ˈvelvit) noun, adjective
(of) a type of cloth made from silk etc with a soft, thick surface. Her dress was made of velvet; a velvet jacket.
ˈvelvety adjective

velvet

قَطِيفَة samet fløjl Samt βελούδο terciopelo sametti velours baršun velluto ビロード 벨벳 fluweel fløyel aksamit veludo бархат sammet ผ้ากำมะหยี่ kadife vải nhung 天鹅绒
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