Definition of Satin

1. Noun. A smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back.

Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Derivative terms: Satiny

Definition of Satin

1. n. A silk cloth, of a thick, close texture, and overshot woof, which has a glossy surface.

Definition of Satin

1. Adjective. semi glossy. Particularly describing a type of paint. ¹

2. Noun. A cloth woven from silk, nylon or polyester with a glossy surface and a dull back. (The same weaving technique applied to cotton produces cloth termed sateen). ¹

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Definition of Satin

1. a smooth fabric [n -S]

Medical Definition of Satin

1. 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 Farmer. Satin bird, an Australian bower bird. Called also satin grackle. Satin flower, 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. Origin: 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-tun, sz-twan. Cf. Sateen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Satin

satiety centre
satiety response
satin (current term)
satin bird
satin bowerbird
satin flower
satin leaf
satin stitch
satin walnut
satin weave

Literary usage of Satin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Book Prices Current by Katherine Kyes Leab, Daniel J Leab (1900)
"4 vols., folio, half morocco, and satin portfolios. 7634 THE SAMK. ... (1075) $42.00 satin portfolios. 7636 Strange (Edward F.). A HANDBOOK OF LETTERING. ..."

2. Jane Austen's Works by Jane Austen, James Edward Austen-Leigh (1882)
"1 Very little white satin, very few lace veils ; a most pitiful business ! Selina would stare when she heard of it" But, in spite of these deficiencies, ..."

3. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"Laid or satin stitch, showing padding, finished leaf and working stem. stitches one on top of the other, scattering these over the petal or half leaf to be ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"... of black satin, his best plaister-box, a silver salva- tory box, and all his silver instruments ; and to George Vaughan of a doublet of crimson satin. ..."

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