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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Satin  \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 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  having  a  smooth,  gleaming  surface;  "glossy  auburn  hair"; 
  "satiny  gardenia  petals";  "sleek  black  fur";  "silken 
  eyelashes";  "silky  skin";  "a  silklike  fabric";  "slick 
  seals  and  otters"  [syn:  {glossy},  {satin(a)},  {satiny}, 
  {sleek},  {silken},  {silky},  {silklike},  {slick}] 
  n  :  a  smooth  fabric  of  silk  or  rayon;  has  a  glossy  face  and  a 
  dull  back 

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