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Felt vs. Velvet

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Feltnoun

A cloth or stuff made of matted fibres of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving.

Velvetnoun

A closely woven fabric (originally of silk, now also of cotton or man-made fibres) with a thick short pile on one side.

Feltnoun

A hat made of felt.

Velvetnoun

Very fine fur, including the skin and fur on a deer's antlers.

Feltnoun

(obsolete) A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt.

Velvetnoun

(rare) A female chinchilla; a sow.

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Feltverb

(transitive) To make into felt, or a feltlike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together.

Velvetnoun

(slang) The drug dextromethorphan.

Feltverb

(transitive) To cover with, or as if with, felt.

‘to felt the cylinder of a steam engine’;

Velvetnoun

(slang) Money acquired by gambling.

Feltverb

(transitive)(poker) To cause a player to lose all their chips.

Velvetverb

To cover with velvet or with a covering of a similar texture.

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Feltverb

simple past tense and past participle of feel

Velvetverb

(cooking) To coat raw meat in starch, then in oil, preparatory to frying.

Feltadjective

That has been experienced or perceived.

Velvetverb

To remove the velvet from a deer's antlers.

Felt

imp. & p. p. or a. from Feel.

Velvetverb

To soften; to mitigate.

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Feltnoun

A cloth or stuff made of matted fibers of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving.

‘It were a delicate stratagem to shoeA troop of horse with felt.’;

Velvetadjective

Made of velvet.

Feltnoun

A hat made of felt.

Velvetadjective

Soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.

Feltnoun

A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt.the grain of timber which is transverse to the annular rings or plates; the direction of the medullary rays in oak and some other timber.

‘To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the felt be loose.’;

Velvetadjective

(politics) peaceful, carried out without violence; especially as pertaining to the peaceful breakup of Czechoslovakia.

Feltnoun

a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers

Velvetnoun

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, or with other soft fibers such as nylon, acetate, or rayon.

Feltverb

mat together and make felt-like;

‘felt the wool’;

Velvetnoun

The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth.

Feltverb

cover with felt;

‘felt a cap’;

Velvetnoun

Something likened to velvet{1} in being soft or luxurious; as, a lawn of velvet.

Feltverb

change texture so as to become matted and felt-like;

‘The fabric felted up after several washes’;

Velvetadjective

Made of velvet; soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.

Felt

Felt is a textile material that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. Felt can be made of natural fibers such as wool or animal fur, or from synthetic fibers such as petroleum-based acrylic or acrylonitrile or wood pulp-based rayon.

Velvetverb

To pain velvet.

Velvetverb

To make like, or cover with, velvet.

Velvetnoun

a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back

Velvetadjective

smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste

Velvetadjective

resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface

Velvetnoun

a closely woven fabric of silk, cotton, or nylon, that has a thick short pile on one side

‘an armchair covered in velvet’; ‘red velvet curtains’;

Velvetnoun

soft downy skin that covers a deer's antler while it is growing

‘the bucks are still in velvet’; ‘a moose was rubbing the velvet from his antlers’;

Velvet

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. By extension, the word velvety means .

‘smooth like velvet’;

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