silk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “silk” in the English Dictionary

"silk" in British English

See all translations

silknoun

uk   us   /sɪlk/

silk noun (CLOTH)

B1 [U] a ​delicate, ​softtype of ​cloth made from a ​threadproduced by silkworms, or the ​thread itself: a silk ​dress a silk ​shirtsilks [plural] the ​brightlycolouredshirtsworn by jockeys (= ​people who ​ridehorses in a ​race)
More examples

silk noun (LAWYER)

[C] UK specialized law a QC : a ​lawyer of high ​rank in some ​countries
(Definition of silk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"silk" in American English

See all translations

silknoun [U]

 us   /sɪlk/
a ​smooth, ​shinycloth made from a ​threadproduced by a ​type of caterpillar (= ​small, tube-shaped ​insect), or the ​thread itself: a silk ​shirt
(Definition of silk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “silk”
in Korean 실크…
in Arabic حَرير…
in Malaysian sutera…
in French soie, (en/de) soie…
in Russian шелк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 織物, 絲綢, 絲線…
in Italian seta…
in Turkish ipek…
in Polish jedwab…
in Spanish seda, (de) seda…
in Vietnamese tơ, lụa…
in Portuguese seda…
in Thai เส้นไหม, ผ้าไหม…
in German die Seide, seiden-……
in Catalan seda…
in Japanese 絹, シルク…
in Chinese (Simplified) 织物, 丝绸, 丝线…
in Indonesian benang sutera, sutera…
What is the pronunciation of silk?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More