Velvet meaning

vĕlvĭt
A soft fabric having a smooth, dense pile and a plain underside.
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The soft, furry covering on the developing antlers of deer.
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A rich fabric as of silk, rayon, or nylon with a soft, thick pile: pile velvet has the pile uncut, standing in loops, and cut velvet has the loops cut apart.
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Anything with a surface like that of velvet.
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A soft, vascular skin on a deer's growing antlers.
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(slang, former) Extra or clear profit or winnings; gain.
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Made of or covered with velvet.
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Smooth or soft like velvet.
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A closely woven fabric (originally of silk, now also of cotton or man-made fibres) with a thick short pile on one side.
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Very fine fur, including the skin and fur on a deer's antlers.
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(rare): A female chinchilla; a sow.
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(cooking) To coat raw meat in starch, then in oil, preparatory to frying.
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Made of velvet.
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Soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.
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Origin of velvet

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French veluotte, from Latin villus (“tuft, down").

    From Wiktionary