Definition of "silk" [silk]

  • (noun) A fine lustrous fiber composed mainly of fibroin and produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons, especially the strong, elastic, fibrous secretion of silkworms used to make thread and fabric.
  • (noun) Thread or fabric made from this fiber.
  • (noun) A garment made from this fabric.
  • (noun) The brightly colored identifying garments of a jockey or harness driver.
  • (noun) A silky filamentous material, such as the webbing spun by certain spiders or the styles forming a tuft on an ear of corn.

Use "silk" in a sentence

  • "As the Oxford statutes have recently been published, the matter is not so much in the dark, -- black silk being the material prescribed for the lining of hoods of Doctors in Divinity, and those of the doctors in the other faculties being prescribed to be of _silk of any intermediate colour_, which the Oxford doctors understand to mean a deep rose-colour."
  • "_A cotton and silk umbrella_ means one umbrella partly cotton and partly silk; _cotton_ and _silk_ modify the same noun -- _umbrella_."
  • "There are two kinds of silk (1) _raw silk_ (reeled silk, thrown silk, drawn silk), and (2) _waste silk_ or spun silk."

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