needlewoman


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nee·dle·wom·an

 (nēd′l-wo͝om′ən)
n.
A woman who does needlework, especially a seamstress.

needlewoman

(ˈniːdəlˌwʊmən)
n, pl -women
(Knitting & Sewing) a woman who does needlework; seamstress

nee•dle•wom•an

(ˈnid lˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
a woman who does embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, etc., esp. expertly or professionally.
[1605–15]
usage: See -woman.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.needlewoman - someone who makes or mends dressesneedlewoman - someone who makes or mends dresses  
garment worker, garmentmaker, garment-worker - a person who makes garments
Translations

needlewoman

[ˈniːdlˌwʊmən] N (needlewomen (pl)) → costurera f
to be a good needlewomancoser bien

needlewoman

[ˈniːdlˌwʊmən] n (-women (pl)) (old) → cucitrice f
References in classic literature ?
She was a nimble little needlewoman, and they were finished before anyone got tired of them.
I was left a helpless widow, with a daughter on my hands growing up in beauty like the sea-foam; at length, however, as I had the character of being an excellent needlewoman, my lady the duchess, then lately married to my lord the duke, offered to take me with her to this kingdom of Aragon, and my daughter also, and here as time went by my daughter grew up and with her all the graces in the world; she sings like a lark, dances quick as thought, foots it like a gipsy, reads and writes like a schoolmaster, and does sums like a miser; of her neatness I say nothing, for the running water is not purer, and her age is now, if my memory serves me, sixteen years five months and three days, one more or less.
Aramis," he continued, "was intimate with a young needlewoman from Tours, a cousin of his, named Marie Michon.
That cousin of Aramis, that Marie Michon, that needlewoman, notwithstanding her low condition, had acquaintances in the highest rank; she called the grandest ladies of the court her friend, and the queen -- proud as she is, in her double character as Austrian and as Spaniard -- called her her sister.
Take pains; and the best needlewoman shall have a pretty bit of white satin for a doll's bonnet.
She works so beautifully, and it is a useful thing, you know, and I ought to be a good needlewoman as well as housekeeper, oughtn't I?
meanwhile protesting, with a gesture, against his use of that respectable name; 'that she hopes occasionally to employ the young needlewoman you recommended to my mother.
She was always a fair needlewoman, and she keeps the stockroom of a seaman's outfitter.
Now, a quarter of a century later, the talented needlewoman is solely responsible, not only for the 73-bedroom hotel's soft furnishings, but for the staff costumes.
12) Her reference to material forms of women's labor such as Marian's sewing, a material labor practiced by "almost all" Victorian women, of "all classes" both paid and unpaid, leads Wallace into secondary sources detailing a number of her interests associated with cultural concerns around Victorian women: working-class women's lives, the body, ideas around sexual respectability, the material conditions of the impoverished needlewoman in Victorian England, nineteenth century domestic and economic thought, and the "domestic education" of Victorian women (Wallace, pp.
The hero recounts tales of beekeeping, homemade remedies and his blossoming courtship of flaxen-haired needlewoman Jenny Caddas.
A KEEN needlewoman who has five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild is celebrating her 100th birthday today.