Search Result for "brushed":
1. touched lightly in passing; grazed against;
- Example: "of all the people brushed against in a normal day on a city street I remember not a one"
2. (of hair or clothing) groomed with a brush;
- Example: "with shining hair neatly brushed"
- Example: "the freshly brushed clothes hung in the closet"
3. (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing;
- Example: "a dress of brushed cotton"
- Example: "a fleecy lining"
- Example: "napped fabrics"
[syn: brushed, fleecy, napped]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Brush \Brush\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brushed (br[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Brushing.] [OE. bruschen; cf. F. brosser. See Brush, n.] 1. To apply a brush to, according to its particular use; to rub, smooth, clean, paint, etc., with a brush. "A' brushes his hat o' mornings." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To touch in passing, or to pass lightly over, as with a brush. [1913 Webster] Some spread their sailes, some with strong oars sweep The waters smooth, and brush the buxom wave. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] Brushed with the kiss of rustling wings. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To remove or gather by brushing, or by an act like that of brushing, or by passing lightly over, as wind; -- commonly with off. [1913 Webster] As wicked dew as e'er my mother brushed With raven's feather from unwholesome fen. --Shak. [1913 Webster] And from the boughts brush off the evil dew. --Milton. [1913 Webster] To brush aside, to remove from one's way, as with a brush. To brush away, to remove, as with a brush or brushing motion. To brush up, to paint, or make clean or bright with a brush; to cleanse or improve; to renew. [1913 Webster] You have commissioned me to paint your shop, and I have done my best to brush you up like your neighbors. --Pope. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
brushed \brushed\ adj. 1. p. p. of brush. [WordNet 1.5] 2. having a soft nap produced by brushing; as, a dress of brushed cotton. [WordNet 1.5]