Definition of plush in English:



  • [mass noun] A rich fabric of silk, cotton, wool, or a combination of these, with a long, soft nap.

    [as modifier] ‘plush upholstery’
    • ‘Jordan laughed and sat Blake down on one of the three plush couches in her huge family living room, right next to Maria.’
    • ‘I kicked off my sandals and folded my legs up underneath me on the long red plush couch that ran down one side of the bus.’
    • ‘In all there are ten minute top hats of black silk plush and grey felt and one black felt bowler.’
    • ‘She took out a picture frame, made of plush, and shaped like a funky flower.’
    • ‘Jo pushed back the plush, mahogany stool she was sitting on and made as if to rise.’
    • ‘She looked down at Loki and Rose on her plush, quilted rug, as they slowly began to stir.’
    • ‘Fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and plush, comfy couches furnish the buildings at both sites.’
    • ‘In the middle of the room, two plush chairs sat side by side in front of a burning fire.’
    • ‘Many moviegoers appreciate the cleanliness and the plush seats available made at multiplexes.’
    • ‘With a hot chocolate in my hand, I selected one of the plush seats near the door and settled down to read a book.’
    • ‘They walked in and sat down in plush chairs next to a fireplace, looking out the window.’
    • ‘She slumped in her seat and propped her feet on the plush one across from her.’
    • ‘Inside the seats were covered in red satin and plush pillows rested in the corners for relaxation.’
    • ‘He ran his empty hand over the plush, red sofa marvelling at its softness, its richness.’
    • ‘Lucas flung his body into a leather armchair, and as he sank down into its plush cushions he realized how tired he was.’
    • ‘At the bottom of the basements stairs that led down into the room was a table and chairs and two plush seats.’
    • ‘Ethan, Mary, and Emy sat on one side of the carriage upon plush seats covered in crimson velvet.’
    • ‘I was in a beautiful and cushy room, with maroon painted walls and plush chairs all around.’
    • ‘There were two plush chairs on the other side of the desk, and Margret and Andrew sat there.’
    • ‘After a few washing they're very soft and flexible but not at all plush like a cotton towel.’
    fibres, threads, loops
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  • Richly luxurious and expensive.

    ‘a plush Mayfair flat’
    • ‘Terracota and pan tiles gained popularity as these roof tilings gave a plush look and character to houses.’
    • ‘Snow Farm has a full service lodge with rooms ranging from comfortable to plush.’
    • ‘No sooner has the young woman settled into her plush, newly decorated quarters than she learns that she must prepare herself to govern.’
    • ‘Next stop was Florence, and our base was the Anglo American, a plush hotel boasting Tolstoy among its former guests.’
    • ‘A plush apartment, a gorgeous girlfriend and a life that opened doors to the best clubs in New York.’
    • ‘A little while ago, I found myself at a rather posh wedding reception at a plush venue.’
    • ‘It's plush, it's gold, it's Grade-A listed, it's got pillars and original cornicing.’
    • ‘The village was beautiful in a twee way, our room at the hotel was big and plush, and the restaurant welcomed Edward and served posh grub.’
    • ‘Here I am in New York, in a plush hotel suite overlooking Central Park.’
    • ‘We meet in a tiny plush room in a posh London hotel which is the regular haunt for such interviews.’
    • ‘The room was richly and ornately decorated, and filled with large plush furniture.’
    • ‘We entered the house and I was surprised to find it very plush and expensively furnished.’
    • ‘Once you step into the plush cabin you know you're in a quality car.’
    • ‘A plush nine-storey building will house all the top executives of the bank as well as its subsidiaries.’
    • ‘They met each other at a champagne reception at a plush six-star hotel on Queensland's Gold Coast yesterday.’
    • ‘The contribution of this fine tribal artist to the plush art galleries of cosmopolitan cities was remembered.’
    • ‘Both of these places are pretty plush when compared to the outlying forward operating bases.’
    • ‘He had a plush house in Shrewsbury Road in upmarket Ballsbridge, as well as a number of other properties.’
    • ‘Construction on the first phase of plush suites, which sit on all three floors of the Lodge clubhouse building, has just begun.’
    • ‘Woodward has been having problems finding a buyer for his plush £6.75 million home.’
    lavish, luxurious, deluxe, opulent, magnificent, resplendent, gorgeous, splendid, grand, extravagant, lush, lavishly appointed, palatial, princely, rich, costly, expensive, impressive, imposing
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Late 16th century: from obsolete French pluche, contraction of peluche, from Old French peluchier to pluck, based on Latin pilus hair. The sense ‘luxurious’ dates from the 1920s.