Definition of silk in English:
1 [mass noun] A fine, strong, soft lustrous fibre produced by silkworms in making cocoons and collected to make thread and fabric.
- Laces were typically made from flax, silk, metal wrapped silk and some cotton and wool.
- Choose clothing made of soft fabrics like cotton or silk.
- She had a gown of the finest silk and pure white Chantilly lace.
1.1Thread or fabric made from the fibre produced by the silkworm: [as modifier]: a silk shirt
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- Inspired by the rich tradition of the sub-continent, Karuna has concentrated on pure fabrics like khadi, silks, organza, brocade, tissue, crepe and georgette.
- The fabrics used - silks, chiffon, georgettes, organza, linen and cotton - remain clearly tailor-made for taking on the spring and summer of 2003.
- Floral prints in combination with light, natural fibres like chiffon, silk and linen underscore this young and natural look.
1.2 (silks) Garments made from silk, especially as worn by a jockey in the colours of a particular horse owner: some were dressed in racing silks
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- Marketing bosses even registered his bright orange and yellow racing silks with the Jockey Club for the remarkable stunt.
- Also during the meeting, they approved a regulation with revised language to permit advertising on owner silks, jockey attire, and track saddlecloths.
- Two English jockeys, in racing silks with whips, compete with each other for the audience's attention in a notional horse race.
2British informal A Queen’s (or King’s) Counsel.
[so named because of the right accorded to wear a gown made of silk]
- There were people being led around by what I imagine were solicitors or junior barristers, the silks moving between courts, of which there appears to be the best part of 100 housed there, courts that is.
- And your Lordship will, of course, note that the claimant was represented by a silk and junior in this case.
- After an outstanding career as a silk, your Honour was appointed to the New South Wales Court of Appeal in 2000.
- British Become a Queen’s (or King’s) Counsel: some barristers who take silk repent itMore example sentences
- The 51-year-old lawyer took silk as senior counsel in 1997.
- Always ambitious, always ready for a new challenge and always able to meet fresh demands, he was a member of a number of committees before he took silk as a Senior Counsel in 1984.
- Such was his immediate impact that he became the country's youngest-ever senior counsel, taking silk in 1979 at the previously unheard-of age of 30.
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- The small grubs are green-yellow in colour and, as well as tunnelling into the leaves to feed within the ‘blister ‘mines, they can draw the young foliage together with silk-like threads.’
- She had on a sea-green silk-like dress that came just above her knees.
- There were some silk-like heavy, pinkish curtains hanging by each corner of the bed.
Definition of silk in:
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