Definition of gossamer :
1. A fine, filmy substance, like cobwebs, floating in the air, in calm, clear weather, especially in autumn. It is seen in stubble fields and on furze or low bushes, and is formed by small spiders.
2. An outer garment, made of waterproof gossamer.
3. Any very thin gauzelike fabric; also, a thin waterproof stuff.
out-and-out, downright, vaporish, limpid, right-down, fiber, cobwebby, bluff, crystal clear, see through, filmy, lucid, aeriform, tendril, thread, gossamery, absolute, vapourific, vapourish, unmingled, miasmic, supernal, gauze-like, plain, miasmal, crystalline, filament, diaphanous, sheer, gauze, vapourous, vapory, vaporific, tissue, transparent, thin, aery, cobweb, vaporous, gauzy, aerial, celestial, pellucid, unmixed, bold, thick, rank, guileless
fabric (part of speech: adjective)
damask, serge, silk, Acrilan, flannel, chiffon, sateen, cheesecloth, crepe, challis, Dacron, Celanese, herringbone, lame, batik, net, worsted, percale, baize, rayon, tricot, grenadine, cambric, tweed, seersucker, horsehair, burlap, foulard, suede, fabric, Orlon, bunting, broadcloth, crinoline, cotton, gingham, sacking sailcloth, plaid, Jersey, muslin, tulle, longcloth, sharkskin, fleece, nylon, astrakhan, chintz, corduroy, felt, velvet, duffel, tarpaulin, madras, satin, wool, linen, oilcloth, moleskin, denim, canvas, paisley, taffeta, alpaca, chenille, calico, quilting, gabardine, twill, matting, velour, mohair, brocade, cashmere
wispy (part of speech: adjective)
light (part of speech: adjective)
- Even beauty, birth, money were gossamer to hold the fly. - "The Woman With The Fan", Robert Hichens.
- It turned into gossamer when I reached the daylight, and floated softly away. - "The Fairies and the Christmas Child", Lilian Gask.
- A little spider, which he could not see, spun contentedly its gossamer web over his face. - "The Sand-Hills of Jutland", Hans Christian Andersen.