—n. 1. kid or other leather finished with a soft, napped surface, on the flesh side or on the outer side after removal of a thin outer layer.
2. Also called suede' cloth". a fabric with a napped surface suggesting this.
—v.t. to treat so as to raise a nap on (leather, cloth, etc.).
—v.i. to raise a nap on leather, cloth, etc. Also,suède.