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Meaning of SATIN

Pronunciation:  'satn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back
 

SATIN is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: cloth, fabric, material, textile

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sat"in\, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino,
from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a
bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin.
sz-t["u]n, sz-twan. Cf. {Sateen}.]
A silk cloth, of a thick, close texture, and overshot woof,
which has a glossy surface.

      Cloths of gold and satins rich of hue.   --Chaucer.

{Denmark satin}, a kind of lasting; a stout worsted stuff,
   woven with a satin twill, used for women's shoes.

{Farmer's satin}. See under {Farmer}.

{Satin bird} (Zo["o]l.), an Australian bower bird. Called
   also {satin grackle}.

{Satin flower} (Bot.) See {Honesty}, 4.

{Satin spar}. (Min.)
(a) A fine fibrous variety of calcite, having a pearly
    luster.
(b) A similar variety of gypsum.

{Satin sparrow} (Zo["o]l.), the shining flycatcher ({Myiagra
   nitida}) of Tasmania and Australia. The upper surface of
   the male is rich blackish green with a metallic luster.

{Satin stone}, satin spar.

 

 

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