The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information

6 definitions found
 for Sleek
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sleek \Sleek\ (sl[=e]k), a. [Compar. Sleeker (sl[=e]k"[~e]r);
     superl. Sleekest.] [OE. slik; akin to Icel. sl[imac]kr, and
     OE. sliken to glide, slide, G. schleichen, OHG. sl[imac]hhan,
     D. slik, slijk, mud, slime, and E. slink. Cf. Slick,
     1. Having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy; as,
        sleek hair. --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
              So sleek her skin, so faultless was her make.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Not rough or harsh.
        [1913 Webster]
              Those rugged names to our like mouths grow sleek.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sleek \Sleek\, adv.
     With ease and dexterity. [Low]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sleek \Sleek\, n.
     1. That which makes smooth; varnish. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A slick.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sleek \Sleek\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sleeked;p. pr. & vb. n.
     To make even and smooth; to render smooth, soft, and glossy;
     to smooth over.
     [1913 Webster]
           Sleeking her soft alluring locks.        --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
           Gentle, my lord, sleek o'er your rugged looks. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: well-groomed and neatly tailored; especially too well-
             groomed; "sleek figures in expensive clothes"
      2: designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid
         flow; "a streamlined convertible" [syn: streamlined,
         aerodynamic, flowing, sleek]
      3: having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light; "glossy
         auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur";
         "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick
         seals and otters" [syn: satiny, sleek, silken, silky,
         silklike, slick]
      v 1: make slick or smooth [syn: slick, sleek]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  140 Moby Thesaurus words for "sleek":
     adipose, anal, balmy, blooming, blossoming, blubbery, booming,
     braw, buff, buffed, burnish, burnished, buttery, butyraceous, chic,
     chrismal, chrismatory, classy, clear, clothes-conscious,
     cosmopolitan, dapper, dashing, dinky, dressed to advantage,
     dressed to kill, elegant, exquisite, exuberant, fair, fat, fatty,
     fawning, finish, finished, flourishing, flowering, fruiting,
     furbish, furbished, genteel, glace, glance, glassy, glaze, glazed,
     gleaming, glistening, gloss, glossy, going strong, graceful,
     greasy, halcyon, hypocritical, in full swing, in good case, jaunty,
     lacquered, lardaceous, lardy, luster, lustrous, mucoid, natty,
     neat, nifty, nobby, oily, oleaginous, oleic, palmy, perfect,
     piping, polish, polished, posh, prospering, recherche, refine,
     rich, ritzy, rosy, round, rub, rubbed, satiny, scour, sebaceous,
     sharp, shellacked, shine, shining, shiny, shipshape, silken, silky,
     slick, slick down, slimy, slippery, smarmy, smart, smooth, smug,
     snazzy, snug, soapy, soigne, soignee, sophisticated, specious,
     spiffy, spruce, streamlined, style-conscious, suave, suety, swank,
     swanky, swell, tallowy, thriving, tidy, tight, tricksy, trig, trim,
     unctuous, unguent, unguentary, unguentous, varnish, varnished,
     velvety, vigorous, wax, well-cared-for, well-dressed,

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org