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Noun, Verb (transitive), Adjective


Noun slick has 4 senses

Adjective slick has 4 senses

Verb slick has 2 senses


slicka. [See Sleek.].
     Sleek; smooth.  Chapman.  [1913 Webster]
slickv. t. 
     To make sleek or smoth.  Chapman.  [1913 Webster]
     A wide paring chisel.  [1913 Webster]
     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."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


slick, adj., n., & v.
--adj. colloq.
1 a (of a person or action) skilful or efficient; dextrous (gave a slick performance). b superficially or pretentiously smooth and dextrous. c glib.
2 a sleek, smooth. b slippery.
1 a smooth patch of oil etc., esp. on the sea.
2 Motor Racing a smooth tyre.
3 US a glossy magazine.
4 US sl. a slick person.
--v.tr. colloq.
1 make sleek or smart.
2 (usu. foll. by down) flatten (one's hair etc.).

slickly adv. slickness n.
ME slike(n), prob. f. OE: cf. SLEEK



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




N skill, skillfulness, address, dexterity, dexterousness, adroitness, expertness, proficiency, competence, technical competence, craft, callidity, facility, knack, trick, sleight, mastery, mastership, excellence, panurgy, ambidexterity, ambidextrousness, sleight of hand, seamanship, airmanship, marksmanship, horsemanship, rope-dancing, accomplishment, acquirement, attainment, art, science, technicality, technology, practical knowledge, technical knowledge, knowledge of the world, world wisdom, savoir faire, tact, mother wit, discretion, finesse, craftiness, management, self-help, cleverness, talent, ability, ingenuity, capacity, parts, talents, faculty, endowment, forte, turn, gift, genius, intelligence, sharpness, readiness, invention, aptness, aptitude, turn for, capacity for, genius for, felicity, capability, curiosa felicitas, qualification, habilitation, proficient, masterpiece, coup de maitre, chef d'euvre, tour de force, good stroke, skillful, dexterous, adroit, expert, apt, handy, quick, deft, ready, gain, slick, smart, proficient, good at, up to, at home in, master of, a good hand at, au fait, thoroughbred, masterly, crack, accomplished, conversant, experienced, practiced, skilled, hackneyed, up in, well up in, in practice, in proper cue, competent, efficient, qualified, capable, fitted, fit for, up to the mark, trained, initiated, prepared, primed, finished, clever, cute, able, ingenious, felicitous, gifted, talented, endowed, inventive, shrewd, sharp, on the ball, cunning, alive to, up to snuff, not to be caught with chaff, discreet, neat-handed, fine-fingered, nimble-fingered, ambidextrous, sure- footed, cut out for, fitted for, technical, artistic, scientific, daedalian, shipshape, workman- like, business-like, statesman-like, skillfully, well, artistically, with skill, with consummate skill, secundum artem, suo Marte, to the best of one's abilities, ars celare artem, artes honorabit, celui qui veut celui-la peut, c'est une grande habilite que de savoir cacher son, expertus metuit, es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille sich ein C, heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute, if you have lemons, make lemonade.


N smoothness, polish, gloss, lubricity, lubrication, down, velvet, velure, silk, satin, velveteen, velour, velours, velumen, glass, ice, slide, bowling green, asphalt, wood pavement, flagstone, flags, roller, steam roller, lawn roller, rolling pin, rolling mill, sand paper, emery paper, emery cloth, sander, flat iron, sad iron, burnisher, turpentine and beeswax, polish, shoe polish, lapidary, lapidary, lapidarian, smooth, polished, leiodermatous, slick, velutinous, even, level, plane, sleek, glossy, silken, silky, lanate, downy, velvety, glabrous, slippery, glassy, lubricous, oily, soft, unwrinkled, smooth as glass, smooth as ice, smooth as monumental alabaster, smooth as velvet, smooth as oil, slippery as an eel, woolly, smooth as silk, slippery as coonshit on a pump handle, slippery as a greased pig.

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