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buck·ram

 (bŭk′rəm)
n.
1. A coarse cotton or linen fabric heavily sized with glue, used for stiffening garments and in bookbinding.
2. Archaic Rigid formality.
adj.
Resembling or suggesting buckram, as in stiffness or formality: "a wondrous buckram style" (Thomas Carlyle).
tr.v. buck·ramed, buck·ram·ing, buck·rams
To stiffen with or as if with buckram.

[Middle English bukeram, fine linen, from Old French boquerant and from Old Italian bucherame, both after Bukhara (Bukhoro), from which fine linen was once imported.]

buckram

(ˈbʌkrəm)
n
1. (Textiles)
a. cotton or linen cloth stiffened with size, etc, used in lining or stiffening clothes, bookbinding, etc
b. (as modifier): a buckram cover.
2. archaic stiffness of manner
vb, -rams, -raming or -ramed
(Textiles) (tr) to stiffen with buckram
[C14: from Old French boquerant, from Old Provençal bocaran, ultimately from Bukhara, once an important source of textiles]

buck•ram

(ˈbʌk rəm)
n.
1. a stiffly sized fabric of cotton, linen, hemp, hair, or the like, used for interlinings, book bindings, etc.
2. stiffness of manner; extreme preciseness or formality.
v.t.
3. to strengthen with buckram.
4. Archaic. to give a false appearance of importance, value, or strength to.
[1175–1225; Middle English bukeram < Middle High German buckeram, said to be after Bukhara, once noted for textiles]

buckram


Past participle: buckramed
Gerund: buckraming

Imperative
buckram
buckram
Present
I buckram
you buckram
he/she/it buckrams
we buckram
you buckram
they buckram
Preterite
I buckramed
you buckramed
he/she/it buckramed
we buckramed
you buckramed
they buckramed
Present Continuous
I am buckraming
you are buckraming
he/she/it is buckraming
we are buckraming
you are buckraming
they are buckraming
Present Perfect
I have buckramed
you have buckramed
he/she/it has buckramed
we have buckramed
you have buckramed
they have buckramed
Past Continuous
I was buckraming
you were buckraming
he/she/it was buckraming
we were buckraming
you were buckraming
they were buckraming
Past Perfect
I had buckramed
you had buckramed
he/she/it had buckramed
we had buckramed
you had buckramed
they had buckramed
Future
I will buckram
you will buckram
he/she/it will buckram
we will buckram
you will buckram
they will buckram
Future Perfect
I will have buckramed
you will have buckramed
he/she/it will have buckramed
we will have buckramed
you will have buckramed
they will have buckramed
Future Continuous
I will be buckraming
you will be buckraming
he/she/it will be buckraming
we will be buckraming
you will be buckraming
they will be buckraming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been buckraming
you have been buckraming
he/she/it has been buckraming
we have been buckraming
you have been buckraming
they have been buckraming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been buckraming
you will have been buckraming
he/she/it will have been buckraming
we will have been buckraming
you will have been buckraming
they will have been buckraming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been buckraming
you had been buckraming
he/she/it had been buckraming
we had been buckraming
you had been buckraming
they had been buckraming
Conditional
I would buckram
you would buckram
he/she/it would buckram
we would buckram
you would buckram
they would buckram
Past Conditional
I would have buckramed
you would have buckramed
he/she/it would have buckramed
we would have buckramed
you would have buckramed
they would have buckramed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buckram - a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Verb1.buckram - stiffen with or as with buckram; "buckram the skirt"
stiffen - make stiff or stiffer; "Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"
Adj.1.buckram - rigidly formal; "a starchy manner"; "the letter was stiff and formal"; "his prose has a buckram quality"
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"

buckram

adjective
So rigidly constrained, formal, or awkward as to lack all grace and spontaneity:
Translations

buckram

[ˈbʌkrəm] Nbucarán m

buckram

nBuckram m
adj attrBuckram-

buckram

[ˈbʌkrəm] ntela rigida
References in classic literature ?
One of the students carried, wrapped up in a piece of green buckram by way of a portmanteau, what seemed to be a little linen and a couple of pairs of-ribbed stockings; the other carried nothing but a pair of new fencing-foils with buttons.
From the sorrow of a Hottentot to that of a woman in large buckram sleeves, with several bracelets on each arm, an architectural bonnet, and delicate ribbon strings, what a long series of gradations
No sooner had they reached the mules, than the Jew, with hasty and trembling hands, secured behind the saddle a small bag of blue buckram, which he took from under his cloak, containing, as be muttered, ``a change of raiment only a change of raiment.