plush

noun
\ˈpləsh \

Definition of plush 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a fabric with an even pile longer and less dense than velvet pile

plush

adjective

Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : relating to, resembling, or made of plush

2a : notably luxurious

b : rich, full the plush sound of his saxophone playing a plush, ripe wine

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Other Words from plush

Adjective

plushly adverb
plushness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for plush

Synonyms: Adjective

deluxe, lavish, luxuriant, luxurious, luxury, opulent, palatial, plushy, sumptuous

Antonyms: Adjective

ascetic (also ascetical), austere, humble, no-frills, spartan

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Examples of plush in a Sentence

Adjective

The hotel accommodations were plush. a particularly plush and buttery chardonnay

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Tucked underneath a staircase in Altadena, Calif., is a plush, brightly upholstered oasis. Tim Gavan, WSJ, "Five Stairways Go From Dull to Dramatic," 13 July 2018 Returning from the Taj days – but revamped – are the plush Robert’s Steakhouse and Il Mulino (plus a casual Trattoria Il Mulino). Michael Klein, Philly.com, "New dining options at Atlantic City's casinos include Garces and Hard Rock," 27 June 2018 Or the Shoreline Singers, a troupe of 17 women — and one lone man — who render an arrangement plush with angelic harmonies. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "In Our Midst: The Home Of The Brave," 28 Apr. 2018 The formula reacts to your body’s natural pH, providing a plush, natural color that suits the skin tone of every person perfectly and makes annoying lips gloss returns a thing of the past. Vara Gianna, Seventeen, "11 Gorgeous Lip Glosses That Won't Break The Bank," 31 Jan. 2018 Their favorite plush-toy animal friends can tag along in a bike basket or backpack. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Weekend guide: Apple picking, milk chugging, kite flying and more!," 6 Sep. 2017 The plush, wide seats (standard height is 29.3 inches) are comfortable even after hours in the saddle. Charles Fleming, latimes.com, "2018 Honda Gold Wing is lighter, sportier, more powerful and better looking," 20 Apr. 2018 The most atmospheric base to visit the wacky museums of Culver City is the plush Culver Hotel where the Munchkins stayed during the filming of The Wizard of Oz at MGM Studios nearby. Tony Perrottet, WSJ, "Surreal Los Angeles: Touring the City’s Strangest Museums," 18 Apr. 2018 For older siblings who might be eyeing the new carriers (and who can blame them?), the collection also includes miniature versions — perfect for toting around their favorite Disney plush. Anya Leon, PEOPLE.com, "The Happiest Tot on Earth! Disney Teams Up with LÍLLÉbaby for New Carrier Line with Character," 20 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Plump bedding and plush chairs and sofas provide comfort, while microwaves and refrigerators (plus a grab-and-go market by the lobby) provide convenience. Jeanne Cooper, SFChronicle.com, "Suite Spot: Cameron’s Inn, Half Moon Bay," 12 July 2018 Who doesn’t want to swan around in a plush hotel robe en route to a relaxing hot-stone massage? Philip Galanes, New York Times, "Mom, I Need a Break," 5 July 2018 The family is very concerned and would like to be reconnected with the plush bear as soon as possible. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Family needs help finding teddy bear lost at Sleeping Bear Dunes," 28 June 2018 With nearly 2,000 reviews, the consensus is that this ultra-plush robe is one of the coziest options out there. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "The 12 Best Bathrobes You Can Buy Online Right Now," 9 May 2018 One of Seven Stills’ few perennials, the plush Eight Pounds Per BBL leans into the widely popular non-bitter hazy IPA style, banking on muted fleshy stone fruit, ripe gold cantaloupe and subtle guava notes to appeal to the fresh beer-seeking masses. SFChronicle.com, "The beers and whiskeys of Seven Stills," 1 July 2018 In the front of the store, between racks of plush slippers and coloring books, a yellow bucket caught drips from Tuesday’s rainstorm through a leaky roof. Faith E. Pinho, Indianapolis Star, "Last Indianapolis area Toys R Us stores are closing their doors," 26 June 2018 Albert, the plush alligator mascot who once saved a young fan from a foul ball and is visible at just about every UF sporting event, posted a side-by-side picture on social media of him and LeBron James from before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "UF's mascot mimicked LeBron before the College World Series. It didn't help the Gators," 18 June 2018 At the new Whole Foods, a prominent store at 400 E. Stonewall St. that's been under construction since January 2016, shoppers walking in from the street are greeted with clusters of casual seating areas filled with plush leather couches and chairs. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "Here's a sneak peek inside Whole Foods, uptown Charlotte's new grocery store," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of plush

Noun

1594, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plush

Noun

Middle French peluche

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More Definitions for plush

plush

noun

English Language Learners Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a thick, soft fabric

plush

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

: made of a thick, soft fabric

: thick and soft

: very fancy and usually expensive

plush

adjective
\ˈpləsh \
plusher; plushest

Kids Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : made of a thick soft fabric

2 : very rich and fine a plush hotel

plush

noun

Kids Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fabric like a very thick soft velvet

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