needlework


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nee·dle·work

 (nēd′l-wûrk′)
n.
Work, such as sewing or embroidery, that is done with a needle.

needlework

(ˈniːdəlˌwɜːk)
n
1. (Knitting & Sewing) work done with a needle, esp sewing and embroidery
2. (Knitting & Sewing) the result of such work

nee•dle•work

(ˈnid lˌwɜrk)

n.
1. the art, process, or product of working with a needle, esp. in embroidery, needlepoint, tapestry, quilting, and appliqué.
2. the occupation or employment of one skilled in embroidery, needlepoint, etc.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.needlework - a creation created or assembled by needle and threadneedlework - a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
crochet, crocheting - needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle
fancywork, embroidery - decorative needlework
knitting, knitwork, knit - needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
stitchery, sewing - needlework on which you are working with needle and thread; "she put her sewing back in the basket"
tatting - needlework consisting of handmade lace made by looping and knotting a single thread on a small shuttle
2.needlework - work (such as sewing or embroidery) that is done with a needle
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands

needlework

noun embroidery, tailoring, stitching, sewing, needlecraft She did beautiful needlework and embroidery.
Translations
شُغْل الإبْرَه، تَطْريز
šitívyšívání
broderihåndarbejde
kézimunka
saumaskapur
dikişnakış işi

needlework

[ˈniːdlwɜːk] N (= sewing) → labor f de aguja; (= embroidery) → bordado m
to do needleworkhacer costura

needlework

[ˈniːdəlwɜːrk]
n
(= activity) → travaux mpl d'aiguille
(= piece of work) → ouvrage m
(= school subject) → couture f
modif [lesson] → de couture
We have needlework lessons at school → Nous avons des cours de couture à l'école.

needlework

[ˈniːdlˌwɜːk] ncucito; (embroidery) → ricamo

needle

(ˈniːdl) noun
1. a small, sharp piece of steel with a hole (called an eye) at one end for thread, used in sewing etc. a sewing needle.
2. any of various instruments of a long narrow pointed shape. a knitting needle; a hypodermic needle.
3. (in a compass etc) a moving pointer.
4. the thin, sharp-pointed leaf of a pine, fir etc.
be on the needle
to use hard drugs by injecting them.
ˈneedlework noun
work done with a needle ie sewing, embroidery etc.
References in classic literature ?
All other errands were done, and Meg and her mother busy at some necessary needlework, while Beth and Amy goth tea, and Hannah finished her ironing with what she called a `slap and a bang', but still Jo did not come.
Edna had prevailed upon Madame Ratignolle to leave the children behind, though she could not induce her to relinquish a diminutive roll of needlework, which Adele begged to be allowed to slip into the depths of her pocket.
With her near-sightedness, and those tremulous fingers of hers, at once inflexible and delicate, she could not be a seamstress; although her sampler, of fifty years gone by, exhibited some of the most recondite specimens of ornamental needlework.
She went and hired a room for her with old Widow Mallet, and she gave her knitting and needlework when she was able to do it; and when she was ill she sent her dinners and many nice, comfortable things, and was like a mother to her.
Whenever I see her, she always curtseys and asks me how I do, in a very pretty manner; and when you have had her here to do needlework, I observe she always turns the lock of the door the right way and never bangs it.
These could already read, write, and sew; and to them I taught the elements of grammar, geography, history, and the finer kinds of needlework.
I have an impression on my mind which I cannot distinguish from actual remembrance, of the touch of Peggotty's forefinger as she used to hold it out to me, and of its being roughened by needlework, like a pocket nutmeg-grater.
Joe sat with her head bending over her needlework, I put my mouth into the forms of saying to Joe, "What's a convict?
Her paroxysms of exhilaration, followed by a gnawing sense of failure and uselessness, were known to her mother only as "wildness" and "low spirits," to be combated by needlework as a sedative, or beef tea as a stimulant.
You say well, Sancho," said the duchess, "and I will take care that my Altisidora employs herself henceforward in needlework of some sort; for she is extremely expert at it.
She set up a great tambour frame in her room, and began to work on an enormous piece of fine needlework.
Elizabeth took up some needlework, and was sufficiently amused in attending to what passed between Darcy and his companion.