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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a plush carpet (=thick and soft)
▪ I love hotels with plush carpets.
plush green carpet
▪ the plush lobby of a four-star hotel
▪ The firm's headquarters is a plush $2.5 million office building on Woodside Road.
▪ Battered budget accommodation in a plush area.
▪ Otherwise, the plush arena and a large crowd might prove too much to handle.
▪ People wanted to work at the Skunk Works not be-cause it was plush or prestigious, but because they loved the work.
▪ Their plush London home provided a base for Jane's voluntary work with the Samaritans.
▪ Clara wants the seats to be upholstered in plush.
▪ Downstairs, you sat on wooden benches; upstairs, there were seats of dark crimson plush.
▪ Her hat was mauve plush with a veil.
▪ In these six-storey mills velvet and plush were made.
▪ There were high walls, old plush chairs, a heavy rug with a stale odor hanging close.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Plush \Plush\, n. [F. pluche, peluche (cf. It. peluzzo), fr. L. pilus hair. See pile hair, and cf. Peruke.] A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"swank, luxurious," 1927, from plush (n.). Plushy in this sense is recorded from 1923. Related: Plushly; plushness.


"soft fabric," 1590s, from Middle French pluche "shag, plush," contraction of peluche "hairy fabric," from Old French peluchier "to pull, to tug, to pluck" (the final process in weaving plush), from Vulgar Latin *piluccare "remove hair" (see pluck (v.)). Related: Plushy; plushness.


a. 1 (context UK English) Very extravagant. 2 (context UK English) Very expensive, or appearing expensive. 3 (qualifier: of a man-made object) Having a soft, fluffy exterior. n. A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.

  1. adj. characterized by extravagance and profusion; "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast" [syn: lavish, lucullan, lush, plushy]

  2. n. a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet


Plush (from French ) is a textile having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet. Its softness of feel gave rise to the adjective "plush" to describe something soft or luxurious, which was extended to describe luxury accommodation, or something rich and full.

Originally the pile of plush consisted of mohair or worsted yarn, but now silk by itself or with a cotton backing is used for plush, the distinction from velvet being found in the longer and less dense pile of plush. The soft material is largely used for upholstery and furniture purposes, and is also much employed in dress and millinery.

Modern plush are commonly manufactured from synthetic fibres such as polyester. One of the largest uses of this fabric is in the production of stuffed toys, with small plush toys made from plush fabric, such as teddy bears, to the point these are often addressed as "plush toys" or "plushes". Plush is also one of the main materials for the construction of designer toys.

Plush (band)

Plush is a South African alternative rock band formed in 1996 in the city of Cape Town.

Plush (song)

"Plush" is a song by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. It is one of the band's biggest hits, and was released as the second single from the 1992 band's debut studio album, Core.

Plush (film)

Plush is a 2013 American erotic thriller film directed by Catherine Hardwicke and co-written by Arty Nelson with music by Nick Launay & Ming Vauze. The film stars Emily Browning, Xavier Samuel, Cam Gigandet, Dawn Olivieri, Thomas Dekker, and Frances Fisher.

Plush (disambiguation)

Plush is a textile having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet.

Plush may also refer to:

  • Plurisubharmonic function
  • Plush (band), a South African acoustic rock band
  • Plush (musician) or Liam Hayes, American entertainer
  • "Plush" (song), by Stone Temple Pilots
  • Plush (film), American film
  • Plush, Dorset, a village in Dorset, England
  • Plush, Oregon. an unincorporated community in Lake County, Oregon
  • Plush, an Australian furniture retailer owned by Fantastic Holdings

Usage examples of "plush".

So Sara sat down on the blue plush grass, and undressed the Billiken while they waited for Schlorge.

So I turned to the chelloveck nearest me on the big plush seat that ran right round the whole mesto, a chelloveck, that is, who was burbling away under the influence, and I fisted him real skorry ack ack ack in the belly.

He followed her into a room furnished in the Victorian manner with a bright carpet, plush curtains, a handsome solid couch and chairs, a fixture once devoted to gas but now converted to electricity in the middle of the ceiling, and a great variety of enlarged photographs, photogravures and china ornaments which combined uselessness and ugliness to a remarkable degree.

The pillowy softness of the plush bed, so different from the rest of the hard stone world of Menzoberranzan, offered Drizzt no relief from the pain.

The chairs and sofas were plumper, plusher, more suited to long, comfortable, unbuttoned interludes with a book or a piece of embroidery.

No privileges, and your quarters will be your old room right here, rather than something plusher at the Palace.

After making sure her door was locked, he led her through two doors requiring her card to the other side of the city-block-long building and into much plusher accommodations indeed.

The Manby had a slightly plusher decor, but the rituals would be the same.

He looked up and down the street, then walked briskly toward the somewhat plusher gambling hall there.

It seemed smaller than his own because of the darker colors, but somehow plusher at the same time.

American trains were plusher, faster and equipped with lavatories at a time when Europeans had to hope for either a strong bladder or a short trip, and her city streets were better lit at night.

As he drew closer to his destination, the stalls became plusher, the women prettier.

He avoided the area west of the avenue, where some of the plusher bars and lounges were to be found.

Angelshand six months ago, plush and luxurious with cuffs and collar of green silk trapunto that turned to emerald the light, clear green of his eyes.

The wool wrapping was a mantle, its lining brown plush, and folded neatly inside were a fine brocade shirt, velvet trews, and knitted gloves.