embroiderer


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em·broi·der

 (ĕm-broi′dər)
v. em·broi·dered, em·broi·der·ing, em·broi·ders
v.tr.
1. To ornament with needlework: embroider a pillow cover.
2. To make by means of needlework: embroider a design on a bedspread.
3. To add embellishments or fanciful details to: embroider the truth.
v.intr.
1. To make needlework.
2. To add embellishments or fanciful details.

[Middle English embrouderen, partly from embrouden (from brouden, broiden, braided, embroidered, from Old English brogden, past participle of bregdan, to weave; see braid) and partly from Old French embroder (en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + broder, brosder, to embroider, of Germanic origin).]

em·broi′der·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embroiderer - someone who ornaments with needleworkembroiderer - someone who ornaments with needlework
embroideress - a woman embroiderer
needleworker - someone who does work (as sewing or embroidery) with a needle
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