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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: (of silk fabric) having a wavelike pattern [syn: moire, watered] n
1: silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern [syn: moire, watered-silk]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, from English mohair Date: 1660 archaic a watered mohair

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (in full moire antique) watered fabric, orig. mohair, now usu. silk. Etymology: F (earlier mouaire) f. MOHAIR

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Moire Moire, n. [F. Cf. Mohair.] 1. Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat; afterwards, any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is given in the process of calendering. 2. A watered, clouded, or frosted appearance produced upon either textile fabrics or metallic surfaces. Moire antique, a superior kind of thick moire.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Moir'e Moi`r['e]", a. [F., p.p. of moirer to water (silk, etc.). See Moire.] Watered; having a watered or clouded appearance; -- as of silk or metals.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Moir'e Moi`r['e]", n. 1. A watered, clouded, or frosted appearance on textile fabrics or metallic surfaces. 2. Erroneously, moire, the fabric.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Moir'e Moi*r['e]", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moir['e]ed; p. pr. & vb. n. Moir['e]eing.] Also Moire Moire [F. moir['e].] To give a watered or clouded appearance to (a surface).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Moir'e Moi*r['e]", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moir['e]ed; p. pr. & vb. n. Moir['e]eing.] Also Moire Moire [F. moir['e].] To give a watered or clouded appearance to (a surface).

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