- Needlework used to enrich textile fabrics, leather, etc.;
also, the art of embroidering.
Fields in spring's embroidery are dressed. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
A mere rhetorical embroidery of phrases. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Embroidery — is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with designs stitched in strands of thread or yarn using a needle. Embroidery may also use other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Sewing machines… … Wikipedia
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Embroidery — One of the oldest of the ornamental arts, and mentioned by Herodotus. Originally a needlework of antique origin, consisting in executing designs with thread or other flexible material on a textile or leather ground. Machines are now available… … Dictionary of the English textile terms
embroidery — index distortion, exaggeration, overstatement, rodomontade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
embroidery — late 14c., embrouderie art of embroidering; see EMBROIDER (Cf. embroider) + Y (Cf. y) (1) … Etymology dictionary
embroidery — [n] fancy stitching adornment, appliqué, arabesque, bargello, brocade, crewel, crochet, cross stitch, decoration, lace, lacery, needlepoint, needlework, quilting, sampler, tapestry, tatting, tracery; concepts 218,259 … New thesaurus
embroidery — ► NOUN (pl. embroideries) 1) the art or pastime of embroidering. 2) embroidered cloth … English terms dictionary
embroidery — [em broi′dər ē, imbroi′dər ē] n. pl. embroideries [ME embrouderie: see EMBROIDER & ERY] 1. the art or work of ornamenting fabric with needlework; embroidering 2. embroidered work or fabric; ornamental needlework 3. embellishment, as of an account … English World dictionary
embroidery — /em broy deuh ree, dree/, n., pl. embroideries. 1. the art of working raised and ornamental designs in threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver, or other material, upon any woven fabric, leather, paper, etc., with a needle. 2. embroidered work or… … Universalium
embroidery — [[t]ɪmbrɔ͟ɪdəri[/t]] embroideries 1) N VAR Embroidery consists of designs stitched into cloth. The shorts had blue embroidery over the pockets... The panel contains an embroidery. 2) N UNCOUNT Embroidery is the activity of stitching designs onto… … English dictionary