Meaning of gossamer

gos•sa•mer

Pronunciation: (gos'u-mur), [key]
— n.
  1. a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather, esp. in autumn.
  2. a thread or a web of this substance.
  3. an extremely delicate variety of gauze, used esp. for veils.
  4. any thin, light fabric.
  5. something extremely light, flimsy, or delicate.
  6. a thin, waterproof outer garment, esp. for women.
—adj.
  1. of or like gossamer; thin and light.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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