- a King's or Queen's Counsel.
- any barrister of high rank.
verb (used without object)
Origin of silk
Related formssilk·like, adjectivehalf-silk, adjective
Examples from the Web for silk
Sometimes I wear my silk pyjamas when I am going for a walk in the mornings, does that make me eccentric?
Behind their silk hats loom shadows of their immigrant forbears.
Waving a silk cloth, he declared, “Gentlemen, I will have this land just as surely as I now have this handkerchief.”
When detectives raided her store and found the silk in her possession, they arrested her.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another bold piece of color is a simple red dress made of silk gauze worn by one Monica Maurice for her wedding to Arthur Jackson.Here Comes the Bride…In Flaming Red: Two Centuries of Colorful Wedding Dresses|Liza Foreman|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Singleton had brought out something rolled in a scarf of Roman silk.The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
One had to be close to Blome to see the silk, the velvet, the gold, the fine leather.The Rustlers of Pecos County|Zane Grey
Some are embroidered in silk, in silver, or in gold; some are plain.The Soul of a People|H. Fielding
The silk shops are the finest in the bazaar, but their contents are excessively dear, and are not very good.
The silk curtain which covered the niche was hitched upon some ornamental moulding, and hung down in picturesque folds.Tales From Jkai|Mr Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for silk
- thread or fabric made from this fibre
- (as modifier)a silk dress
- the gown worn by a Queen's (or King's) Counsel
- informal a Queen's (or King's) Counsel
- take silk to become a Queen's (or King's) Counsel
Derived Formssilklike, adjective
Word Origin for silk
Science definitions for silk
Idioms and Phrases with silk
see can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear; smooth as silk.