• Soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.
  • Made of velvet.
  • (politics) peaceful, carried out without violence; especially as pertaining to the peaceful breakup of Czechoslovakia.


  • (rare) A female chinchilla; a sow.
  • Very fine fur, including the skin and fur on a deer's antlers.
  • A closely woven fabric (originally of silk, now also of cotton or man-made fibres) with a thick short pile on one side.
  • (slang) The drug dextromethorphan.


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

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