Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Leather with a soft napped surface.
  • noun Fabric made to resemble suede.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of undressed kid: said of gloves.
  • noun Undressed kid.
  • noun Of undressed kid: said of gloves; also, undressed kid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Swedish glove leather, -- usually made from lambskins tanned with willow bark. Also used adjectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of soft leather, made from calfskin, with a brushed texture to resemble fabric, often used to make boots, clothing and fashion accessories.
  • adjective Made of suede

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun leather with a napped surface
  • noun a fabric made to resemble suede leather

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for Suède gloves, partial translation of French gants de Suède, gloves of Sweden, from Suède, Sweden.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French (gants de) Suède ("(gloves of) Sweden")

Examples

  • Once he is home, he applies a professional leather cleaner made for suede, which is more delicate than leather.

    The Best Care for Python Bags and Alligator Shoes

  • These diploma boxes are all made of gray woven paperboard, lined inside with pigskin suede.

    The Nobel Prize Diplomas

  • If stains persist after brushing, you often can remove them with a rubber eraser designed specifically for the fabric; they're sometimes referred to as suede stones.

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  • (suede, which is also a dirt/lint magnet I'm sure).

    AccelerateYourMac

  • (suede, which is also a dirt/lint magnet I'm sure).

    AccelerateYourMac

  • One sale of Christian Louboutin shoes on Gilt included about 70 styles, such as suede stilettos listed at $775 but offered to members for $378.

    Designer Bargains, for the Invited

  • Calling the suede Bermuda-length jumpsuit with its slim, refined shape a "safari romper" didn't do it justice."

    Word of advice for spring wardrobe: caution

  • Her collection is ultra feminine without falling into the sickly twee girly category, and the embellishments such as suede bows and velveteen ribbons really give it that je na sais quoi

    Chip Chick

  • In addition, the Audi exclusive RS program offers options such as suede-covered controls and floor mats bearing RS 5 logos.

    Top Speed

  • Want the inside info on that soft-touch "suede" feel?

    Pocket-lint

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