embroidery


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em·broi·der·y

 (ĕm-broi′də-rē)
n. pl. em·broi·der·ies
1. The act or art of embroidering.
2. Ornamentation of fabric with needlework: a pillow decorated with embroidery.
3. A piece of embroidered fabric.
4. Embellishment with fanciful details.

embroidery

(ɪmˈbrɔɪdərɪ)
n, pl -deries
1. (Knitting & Sewing) decorative needlework done usually on loosely woven cloth or canvas, often being a picture or pattern
2. elaboration or exaggeration, esp in writing or reporting; embellishment

em•broi•der•y

(ɛmˈbrɔɪ də ri, -dri)

n., pl. -der•ies.
1. the art or process of working ornamental designs upon cloth or other material with a needle and thread.
2.
a. embroidered work.
b. an article containing embroidery.
3. elaboration, as in telling a story.
[1350–1400]

Embroidery

 a diversity or exaggeration.
Examples: an embroidery of courtesy, 1858; of poetic dreams, 1781; of fame, 1648; of wild flowers, 1820; of humour, 1848; of lies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embroidery - elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detailembroidery - elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail; "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"
elaboration, enlargement, expansion - a discussion that provides additional information
2.embroidery - decorative needlework
candlewick - loops of soft yarn are cut to give a tufted pattern
crewelwork - embroidery done with loosely twisted worsted yarn
cross-stitch - embroidery done with pairs of stitches that cross each other
cutwork - embroidery in which the design is outlined in a buttonhole stitch and the intervening material is cut away
drawnwork - ornamental needlework done by drawing threads to form lacelike patterns
faggoting, fagoting - embroidery in which groups of parallel threads are tied together with fagot stitches
hemstitch - embroidery similar to drawnwork
needlepoint embroidery, needlepoint - embroidery consisting of allover embroidered canvas resembling tapestry
needlecraft, needlework - a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
sampler - a piece of embroidery demonstrating skill with various stitches
smocking - embroidery consisting of ornamental needlework on a garment that is made by gathering the cloth tightly in stitches

embroidery

noun sewing, tapestry, needlework, needlepoint, needlecraft The shirt had embroidery over the pockets.

Embroidery stitches

Arrowhead stitch, Back stitch, Barb stitch, Basque stitch, Beaded stitch, Berlin stitch, Berwick stitch, Blanket stitch, Briar stitch, Bullion stitch, Buttonhole Bar, Buttonhole Wheel, Buttonhole, Casalguidi, Cast on stitch, Catch stitch, Caterpillar stitch, Chain stitch, Chevron stitch, Chinese stitch, Closed Buttonhole, Closed Feather stitch, Coil stitch, Convent stitch, Coral stitch, Cretan stitch, Crewel stitch, Cross stitch, Crossed Buttonhole, Crossed corners, Crow's-foot, Daisy stitch, Damask stitch, Double Cross, Eyelet stitch, Feather stitch, Feathered Chain, Fern stitch, Fly stitch, French Knot, German Knot stitch, Ghiordes Knot, Greek stitch, Herringbone, Kloster stitch, Ladder stitch, Lazy Daisy stitch, Montenegrin, Open Chain stitch, Outline stitch, Pekinese, Plaited stitch, Porto Rico rose, Portuguese stitch, Post stitch, Quilt Knot stitch, Renaissance, Ribbed Wheel, Rice stitch, Roman Chain stitch, Running stitch, Russian Cross stitch, Russian stitch, Sampler stitch, Satin stitch, Scottish stitch, Scroll stitch, Sham Hem stitch, Split stitch, Stem stitch, Threaded Arrowhead, Threaded Fly stitch, Threaded Running, Twisted Chain, Twisted Lattice Band, Wheatear, Whipped Back, Whipped Chain, Whipped Fly, Whipped Running, Whipped Stem, Woven Spider's Wheel, Zigzag Chain
Translations
تَطْرِيزتَطْريز، تَوْشِيَه
výšivka
broderi
koruommelkoruompeluvärittäminenkirjontakirjontatyö
चिक काढना
vez
hímzéskézimunkakiszínezés
útsaumur
刺繍
자수
vyšívanie
vezenje
broderi
การเย็บปักถักร้อย
nakışelişi
đồ thêu

embroidery

[ɪmˈbrɔɪdərɪ]
A. Nbordado m
I do embroidery in the afternoonbordo por las tardes
B. CPD embroidery frame Nbastidor m, tambor m de bordar
embroidery silk Nhilo m de bordar
embroidery thread N = embroidery silk

embroidery

[ɪmˈbrɔɪdəri] n
(= activity) → broderie f
I do embroidery → Je fais de la broderie.
(= cloth, piece of embroidery) → broderie f

embroidery

n
Stickerei f
(fig)Ausschmückungen pl

embroidery

:
embroidery frame
nStickrahmen m
embroidery thread
nStickgarn nt

embroidery

[ɪmˈbrɔɪdrɪ] nricamo
embroidery thread → filo da ricamo

embroider

(imˈbroidə) verb
to decorate with designs in needlework. The child embroidered her name on her handkerchief; an embroidered tablecloth.
emˈbroidery noun
Embroidery is one of her hobbies; What a beautiful piece of embroidery!

embroidery

تَطْرِيز výšivka broderi Stickerei κέντημα bordado koruommel broderie vez ricamo 刺繍 자수 borduurwerk broderi haft bordado вышивка broderi การเย็บปักถักร้อย nakış đồ thêu 刺绣品
References in classic literature ?
While Amy dressed, she issued her orders, and Jo obeyed them, not without entering her protest, however, for she sighed as she rustled into her new organdie, frowned darkly at herself as she tied her bonnet strings in an irreproachable bow, wrestled viciously with pins as she put on her collar, wrinkled up her features generally as she shook out the handkerchief, whose embroidery was as irritating to her nose as the present mission was to her feelings, and when she had squeezed her hands into tight gloves with three buttons and a tassel, as the last touch of elegance, she turned to Amy with an imbecile expression of countenance, saying meekly.
But the object that most drew my attention to the mysterious package was a certain affair of fine red cloth, much worn and faded, There were traces about it of gold embroidery, which, however, was greatly frayed and defaced, so that none, or very little, of the glitter was left.
He was too clever for a bad governess, for a parson's daughter, to spoil; and the strangest if not the brightest thread in the pensive embroidery I just spoke of was the impression I might have got, if I had dared to work it out, that he was under some influence operating in his small intellectual life as a tremendous incitement.
I went to a convent, and there I learned music, French and embroidery, and what not; and when I was fourteen, I came out to my father's funeral.
One day, however, as she put away her account-book and unfolded her embroidery, she suddenly took her up thus -
My first act was to put out my hand to relieve her breathing; and in moving the scarf aside, the embroidery in the corner caught my sight.
Silk and embroidery distinguished their dresses, and marked the wealth and importance of their master; forming, at the same time, a striking contrast with the martial simplicity of his own attire.
But the walls were made of screens of marble tracery--beautiful milk-white fretwork, set with agates and cornelians and jasper and lapis lazuli, and as the moon came up behind the hill it shone through the open work, casting shadows on the ground like black velvet embroidery.
I found a clever workman, and made him cut out under my direction the foundation of a saddle, which I wadded and covered with choice leather, adorning it with rich gold embroidery.
Their robes are always full of gold and silver embroidery.
The leisure hours left to me after I had given the requisite orders to the head-shepherds, overseers, and other labourers, I passed in such employments as are not only allowable but necessary for young girls, those that the needle, embroidery cushion, and spinning wheel usually afford, and if to refresh my mind I quitted them for a while, I found recreation in reading some devotional book or playing the harp, for experience taught me that music soothes the troubled mind and relieves weariness of spirit.
He was always seen in a maroon-colored coat with gilt buttons, half-tight breeches of poult-de-soie with gold buckles, a white waistcoat without embroidery, and a tight cravat showing no shirt-collar,--a last vestige of the old French costume which he did not renounce, perhaps, because it enabled him to show a neck like that of the sleekest abbe.