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gos·sa·mer

 (gŏs′ə-mər)
n.
1. A fine film of cobwebs that is often seen floating in the air or is caught on bushes or grass.
2. Something that is light, delicate, or sheer, such as fabric.
adj.
Sheer, light, or delicate: "An iron bedstead swathed in gossamer muslin stands out from all walls, adrift as a cloud" (Margo Miller). See Synonyms at airy.

[Middle English gossomer : gos, goose; see goose + somer, summer (probably from the abundance of gossamer during early autumn when geese migrate and are often hunted ); see summer1.]

gos′sa·mer·y adj.
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gossamer

(ˈɡɒsəmə)
n
1. (Textiles) a gauze or silk fabric of the very finest texture
2. a filmy cobweb often seen on foliage or floating in the air
3. anything resembling gossamer in fineness or filminess
4. (modifier) made of or resembling gossamer: gossamer wings.
[C14 (in the sense: a filmy cobweb): probably from gos goose1 + somer summer1; the phrase refers to St Martin's summer, a period in November when goose was traditionally eaten; from the prevalence of the cobweb in the autumn; compare German Gänsemonat, literally: goosemonth, used for November]
ˈgossamery adj
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gos•sa•mer

(ˈgɒs ə mər)

n.
1. a fine, filmy cobweb found on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather.
2. any thin, light fabric, esp. one used for veils.
3. something extremely light, flimsy, or delicate.
adj.
4. Also, gos•sa•mer•y (ˈgɒs ə mə ri) of or like gossamer.
[1275–1325; Middle English gosesomer (see goose, summer1)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gossamer - a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
netting, veiling, gauze - a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
2.gossamer - filaments from a web that was spun by a spidergossamer - filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
fibril, filament, strand - a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
Adj.1.gossamer - characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing"
delicate - exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly"
2.gossamer - so thin as to transmit lightgossamer - so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
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gossamer

adjective delicate, light, fine, thin, sheer, transparent, airy, flimsy, silky, diaphanous, gauzy daring gossamer dresses of sheer black lace
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gossamer

adjective
So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film:
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Translations
خيوط رقيقه من خيوط العنكبوتشبيه بخيوط العنكبوت
babí létolehoučkýpavučinkovýtenoučký
spindelvævspindelvævstynd
hämähäkinseitti
ökörnyálfátyolszövetfinom fátyolszövet
næfuròunnurörfínn kóngulóarvefur eîa -òráîur
plonas kaip voratinklis
tīmeklim līdzīgstīmeklisviegls un plāns
babie letopavučinový
inceince örümcek ağıtül gibi

gossamer

[ˈgɒsəməʳ] N (= web) → telaraña f; (= fabric) → gasa f
gossamer-thinmuy delgado
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gossamer

[ˈgɒsəmər] n
(= cobweb) → fils mpl de la Vierge
(= light fabric) → gaze f
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gossamer

n
Spinnfäden pl, → Marienfäden pl
(Tex) → hauchdünne Gaze
adjhauchdünn
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gossamer

[ˈgɒsəməʳ] n (fabric) → garza, mussolina; (cobweb) → filo di ragnatela
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gossamer

(ˈgosəmə) noun
the fine threads made by a spider which float in the air or lie on bushes.
adjective
like gossamer. a blouse of a gossamer material.
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