Definitions for: Slick


[n] a trowel used to make a surface slick
[n] a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
[n] a magazine printed on good quality paper
[adj] 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"
[adj] having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"
[adj] 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"
[adj] having a smooth, gleaming surface; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters"
[v] give a smooth and glossy appearance, as to one's hair
[v] make slick or smooth



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Slick, a. [See Sleek.]
Sleek; smooth. ``Both slick and dainty.'' --Chapman.


Slick, v. t.
To make sleek or smoth. ``Slicked all with sweet oil.''
--Chapman.


Slick, n. (Joinery)
A wide paring chisel.

Synonyms: artful, crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, glib, glossy, guileful, knavish, pat, plausible, satin(a), satiny, silken, silklike, silky, sleek, sleek, sleek down, slick down, slick magazine, slickness, slip, slipperiness, slippery, slippy, sly, smooth, tricksy, tricky, wily

See Also: comb, comb out, disentangle, mag, magazine, polish, shine, smooth, smoothen, smoothness, trowel

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