from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Smooth, glossy, and slippery: sidewalks slick with ice. See Synonyms at sleek.
- adj. Deftly executed; adroit: "as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water” ( Tallulah Bankhead).
- adj. Shrewd; wily.
- adj. Superficially attractive or plausible but lacking depth or soundness: a slick writing style. See Synonyms at glib.
- n. A smooth or slippery surface or area.
- n. A floating film of oil.
- n. A trail of floating material: a garbage slick.
- n. An implement used to make a surface slick, especially a chisel used for smoothing and polishing.
- n. Informal A magazine, usually of large popular readership, printed on high-quality glossy paper.
- n. A racing automobile tire with a smooth tread.
- n. Slang An unarmed military aircraft, especially a helicopter.
- transitive v. To make smooth, glossy, or oily.
- transitive v. Informal To make neat, trim, or tidy: slicked themselves up for the camera.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Slippery due to a covering of liquid; often used to describe appearances.
- adj. Appearing expensive or sophisticated.
- adj. Superficially convincing but actually untrustworthy.
- adj. Clever, making an apparently hard task easy; often used sarcastically.
- adj. Extraordinarily great or special.
- n. A covering of liquid, particularly oil.
- n. A tire with a smooth surface instead of a tread pattern, often used in auto racing.
- n. A helicopter.
- n. A camera-ready image to be used by a printer. The "slick" is photographed to produce a negative image which is then used to burn a positive offset plate or other printing device.
- n. A wide paring chisel used in joinery.
- v. To make slick
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sleek; smooth.
- transitive v. To make sleek or smoth.
- n. A wide paring chisel.
- n. A slick, or smooth and slippery, surface or place; a sleek.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See sleek.
- n. In metallurgy, ore in a state of fine subdivision: as sometimes used, nearly synonymous with slimes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a magazine printed on good quality paper
- v. give a smooth and glossy appearance
- adj. having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
- n. a slippery smoothness
- n. a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water
- n. a trowel used to make a surface slick
- adj. marked by skill in deception
- v. make slick or smooth
- adj. made slick by e.g. ice or grease
- adj. having only superficial plausibility
Middle English slike, from Old English *slice. V., Middle English sliken, from Late Old English -slīcian, -slȳcian (in nīgslȳcod, freshly smoothed).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)