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Meaning of VELVET

Pronunciation:  'velvit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back
  2. [adj]  resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface
  3. [adj]  smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste

VELVET is a 6 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: smooth, soft, velvety
 See Also: cloth, fabric, material, textile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Vel"vet\, n. [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}.]
    1. 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. The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops
       and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid
    {Cotton velvet}, an imitation of velvet, made of cotton.
    {Velvet cork}, the best kind of cork bark, supple, elastic,
       and not woody or porous.
    {Velvet crab} a European crab ({Portunus puber}). When adult
       the black carapace is covered with a velvety pile. Called
       also {lady crab}, and {velvet fiddler}.
    {Velvet dock} (Bot.), the common mullein.
    {Velvet duck}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A large European sea duck, or scoter ({Oidemia
           fusca}). The adult male is glossy, velvety black, with
           a white speculum on each wing, and a white patch
           behind each eye.
       (b) The American whitewinged scoter. See {Scoter}.
    {Velvet flower} (Bot.), love-lies-bleeding. See under {Love}.
    {Velvet grass} (Bot.), a tall grass ({Holcus lanatus}) with
       velvety stem and leaves; -- called also {soft grass}.
    {Velvet runner} (Zo["o]l.), the water rail; -- so called from
       its quiet, stealthy manner of running. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Velvet scoter}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Velvet duck}, above.
    {Velvet sponge}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Sponge}.
  2. \Vel"vet\, a.
    Made of velvet; soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety. ``
    The cowslip's velvet head.'' --Milton.
  3. \Vel"vet\, v. i.
    To pain velvet. [R.] --Peacham.
  4. \Vel"vet\, v. t.
    To make like, or cover with, velvet. [R.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are wearing velvet means distinction and honor. It also represents you sensuality and emotions.