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sat·in

 (săt′n)
n.
1.
a. A smooth, often silk fabric that is woven with a glossy face and a dull back.
b. A garment made of this fabric.
2. A kind of paint that dries to a smooth shiny finish.
adj.
1. Made of or covered with satin.
2. Glossy, sleek, and smooth.

[Middle English satyn, zatayn, from Old French satayn, zatin, zettonin, probably ultimately from Arabic ('aṭlas) zaytūnī, (satin) of Zaitun, from Zaytūn, Quanzhou, China (an important international trading center in medieval times), an Arabization (probably influenced by Arabic zaytūn, olive) of Middle Chinese tshẓ tɦəwŋ, an early name for Quanzhou (also the source of Mandarin Cìtóng (chéng), former name of Quanzhou).]

sat′in·y (săt′n-ē) adj.

satin

(ˈsætɪn)
n
1. (Textiles) a fabric of silk, rayon, etc, closely woven to show much of the warp, giving a smooth glossy appearance
2. (modifier) of or like satin in texture: a satin finish.
[C14: via Old French from Arabic zaitūnī of Zaytūn, Arabic rendering of Chinese Tseutung (now Tsinkiang), port in southern China from which the cloth was probably first exported]
ˈsatin-ˌlike adj
ˈsatiny adj

sat•in

(ˈsæt n)

n.
1. a fabric, as acetate, rayon, nylon, or silk, constructed in a satin weave and often having a glossy face and a soft, slippery texture.
2. a garment of satin.
adj.
3. of or like satin; smooth; glossy.
4. made of or covered or decorated with satin.
[1325–75; < Middle French satin, probably < Arabic (aṭlas) zaytūnī (satin) of Zaitun a city in China where the cloth was made, probably Tsinkiang]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.satin - a smooth fabric of silk or rayonsatin - a smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull 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"
Translations
ساتان، أطْلَس
satén
satin
szatén
satín
satinas
atlass
saténsaténový
saten

satin

[ˈsætɪn]
A. Nsatén m, raso m
B. ADJ [dress, blouse etc] → de satén; [paper, finish] → satinado

satin

[ˈsætɪn]
n (= fabric) → satin m
modif [dress, sheet] → en satin
with a satin finish [paint, surface] → satiné(e)satin-smooth [ˌsætɪnˈsmuːð] adj [skin] → de satin

satin

nSatin m
adjSatin-; skinsamtig; satin dressSatinkleid nt

satin

:
satin paper
nsatiniertes Papier, Atlaspapier nt
satin stitch
nPlattstich m
satinwood
nSatinholz nt

satin

[ˈsætɪn]
1. nraso, satin m
2. adj (dress, blouse) → di raso or di satin; (paper) → satinato/a
with a satin finish → satinato/a

satin

(ˈsӕtin) noun
a closely woven type of silk with a shiny surface. The baby's skin was as smooth as satin; (also adjective) a satin dress.
References in classic literature ?
Why, she wanted a pair of blue boots for Sallie's party, so she just painted her soiled white ones the loveliest shade of sky blue you ever saw, and they looked exactly like satin," added Jo, with an air of pride in her sister's accomplishments that exasperated Amy till she felt that it would be a relief to throw her cardcase at her.
Sometimes in the evening I would find her alone in her work-room, draping folds of satin on a wire figure, with a quite blissful expression of countenance.
Blowing out the candle, which her husband had left burning, she slipped her bare feet into a pair of satin mules at the foot of the bed and went out on the porch, where she sat down in the wicker chair and began to rock gently to and fro.
To be sure, you have found some way of copying the portrait without its black velvet cap and gray beard, and have given him a modern coat and satin cravat, instead of his cloak and band.
That man next him looks a few shades lighter; you might say a touch of satin wood is in him.
Adolph himself, conspicuous in satin vest, gold guard-chain, and white pants, and bowing with inexpressible grace and suavity.
This was an airy slim boy in shrimp-colored tights that made him look like a forked carrot, the rest of his gear was blue silk and dainty laces and ruffles; and he had long yellow curls, and wore a plumed pink satin cap tilted complacently over his ear.
And there were lovely horses and animals in cages, and clowns on horseback; and at the very end came a little red and gold chariot drawn by two ponies, and in it, sitting on a velvet cushion, was the snake charmer, all dressed in satin and spangles.
Very little white satin, very few lace veils; a most pitiful business
Bessie had now finished dusting and tidying the room, and having washed her hands, she opened a certain little drawer, full of splendid shreds of silk and satin, and began making a new bonnet for Georgiana's doll.
Sometimes they were pictures of dark, curious landscapes, but oftenest they were portraits of men and women in queer, grand costumes made of satin and velvet.
The captain threw open the door of the front room on the first floor, and disclosed a female figure, arrayed in a gown of tarnished amber-colored satin, seated solitary on a small chair, with dingy old gloves on its hands, with a tattered old book on its knees, and with one little bedroom candle by its side.