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NOUN (4)

1. a slippery smoothness;
- Example: "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
[syn: slickness, slick, slipperiness, slip]

2. a magazine printed on good quality paper;
[syn: slick, slick magazine, glossy]

3. a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water;

4. a trowel used to make a surface slick;


VERB (2)

1. make slick or smooth;
[syn: slick, sleek]

2. give a smooth and glossy appearance;
- Example: "slick one's hair"
[syn: slick, slick down, sleek down]


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. made slick by e.g. ice or grease;
- Example: "sidewalks slick with ice"
- Example: "roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn't had time to wash away the oil"

2. having only superficial plausibility;
- Example: "glib promises"
- Example: "a slick commercial"
[syn: glib, pat, slick]

3. having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light;
- Example: "glossy auburn hair"
- Example: "satiny gardenia petals"
- Example: "sleek black fur"
- Example: "silken eyelashes"
- Example: "silky skin"
- Example: "a silklike fabric"
- Example: "slick seals and otters"
[syn: satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick]

4. marked by skill in deception;
- Example: "cunning men often pass for wise"
- Example: "deep political machinations"
- Example: "a foxy scheme"
- Example: "a slick evasive answer"
- Example: "sly as a fox"
- Example: "tricky Dick"
- Example: "a wily old attorney"
[syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Schlich \Schlich\, n. [G.; akin to LG. slick mud, D. slijk, MHG. sl[imac]ch.] (Metal.) The finer portion of a crushed ore, as of gold, lead, or tin, separated by the water in certain wet processes. [Written also slich, slick.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slich \Slich\, Slick \Slick\, n. (Metal.) See Schlich. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slick \Slick\, a. [See Sleek.] Sleek; smooth. "Both slick and dainty." --Chapman. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slick \Slick\, v. t. To make sleek or smoth. "Slicked all with sweet oil." --Chapman. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slick \Slick\, n. (Joinery) A wide paring chisel. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slick \Slick\, n. A slick, or smooth and slippery, surface or place; a sleek. The action of oil upon the water is upon the crest of the wave; the oil forming a slick upon the surface breaks the crest. --The Century. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

slick adj 1: made slick by e.g. ice or grease; "sidewalks slick with ice"; "roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn't had time to wash away the oil" 2: having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial" [syn: glib, pat, slick] 3: having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters" [syn: satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick] 4: marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney" [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily] n 1: a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller" [syn: slickness, slick, slipperiness, slip] 2: a magazine printed on good quality paper [syn: slick, slick magazine, glossy] 3: a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water 4: a trowel used to make a surface slick v 1: make slick or smooth [syn: slick, sleek] 2: give a smooth and glossy appearance; "slick one's hair" [syn: slick, slick down, sleek down]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

261 Moby Thesaurus words for "slick": Byzantine, Ciceronian, Daedalian, Demosthenian, Demosthenic, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, Tullian, acute, adept, adipose, adroit, anal, anoint, apt, arch, artful, artfully, articulate, artistic, astute, astutely, authoritative, beeswax, blubbery, bravura, brilliant, buff, buffed, burnish, burnished, buttery, butyraceous, cagey, cagily, calculating, cannily, canny, chrismal, chrismatory, clean, clever, cleverly, coordinated, crack, crackerjack, crafty, creative, cunning, cunningly, cute, daedal, daub, deceitful, deck out, deep, deep-laid, deft, designing, devious, dexterous, dextrous, dinky, diplomatic, doll up, dress, dress up, eloquent, embrocate, excellent, expert, facund, fancy, fat, fatty, felicitous, feline, finish, finished, fix up, foxily, foxy, furbish, furbished, glace, glance, glassy, glaze, glazed, gleaming, glib, glide, glissade, gloss, glossy, glycerolate, good, goodish, graceful, grease, grease the wheels, greased, greasy, guileful, guilefully, gussy up, handy, hep, imaginative, ingenious, insidious, insidiously, inventive, knowing, knowingly, lacquered, lard, lardaceous, lardy, lubric, lubricate, lubricated, lubricious, luster, magisterial, masterful, masterly, meretricious, mucoid, neat, nimble-witted, no mean, oil, oiled, oily, oleaginous, oleic, on the sly, pawky, perfect, plausible, polish, polished, politic, pomade, professional, proficient, quick, quick-witted, quite some, ready, refine, resourceful, rich, round, rub, rubbed, salve, satiny, scheming, scour, sebaceous, serpentine, shallow, sharp, sharp-witted, shellacked, shiftily, shifty, shine, shining, shiny, shipshape, shrewd, shrewdly, silken, silky, silver, silver-tongued, skillful, sleek, slick down, slick on, sliddery, slip, slipper, slippery, slippy, slither, slithery, sly, slyly, smarmy, smart, smarten up, smear, smooth, smooth the way, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, smoothly, smug, snaky, sneaky, snug, soap the ways, soaped, soapy, some, sophistical, specious, spellbinding, spiff, spruce, spruce up, statesmanlike, stealthy, strategic, stylish, suave, subtile, subtilely, subtle, subtlely, suety, superficial, supple, sycophantic, tactful, tactical, tallowy, the compleat, the complete, tidy, tight, trickily, trickish, tricksy, tricky, trig, trim, unctuous, unguent, unguentary, unguentous, urbane, varnish, varnished, velvety, virtuoso, vulpine, warily, wary, wax, well-cared-for, well-done, well-groomed, well-spoken, wilily, wily, workmanlike
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Slick, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 148 Housing Units (2000): 63 Land area (2000): 0.441560 sq. miles (1.143635 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.441560 sq. miles (1.143635 sq. km) FIPS code: 68000 Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40 Location: 35.776525 N, 96.266845 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Slick, OK Slick