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tap·es·try

 (tăp′ĭ-strē)
n. pl. tap·es·tries
1.
a. A heavy cloth woven with rich, often varicolored designs or scenes, usually hung on walls for decoration and sometimes used to cover furniture.
b. A cloth embroidered with designs or scenes, especially one made in the Middle Ages.
2. Something felt to resemble a richly and complexly designed cloth: the tapestry of world history.
tr.v. tap·es·tried (-ĭ-strēd), tap·es·try·ing, tap·es·tries (-ĭ-strēz)
1. To hang or decorate with tapestry.
2. To make, weave, or depict in a tapestry.

[Middle English tapiceri, tapstri, from Old French tapisserie, from tapisser, to cover with carpet, from tapis, carpet, from Greek tapētion, diminutive of tapēs, perhaps of Iranian origin.]

tapestry

(ˈtæpɪstrɪ)
n, pl -tries
1. (Art Terms) a heavy ornamental fabric, often in the form of a picture, used for wall hangings, furnishings, etc, and made by weaving coloured threads into a fixed warp
2. (Knitting & Sewing) another word for needlepoint
3. a colourful and complicated situation: the rich tapestry of London life.
[C15: from Old French tapisserie carpeting, from Old French tapiz carpet; see tapis]
ˈtapestried adj
ˈtapestry-ˌlike adj

tap•es•try

(ˈtæp ə stri)

n., pl. -tries, n.
1. a fabric consisting of a warp upon which colored threads are woven by hand to produce a reversible design, often pictorial, used for wall hangings, furniture coverings, etc.
2. a machine-woven, nonreversible reproduction of this.
v.t.
3. to furnish, cover, or adorn with tapestry.
4. to represent or depict in a tapestry.
[1400–50; late Middle English tapst(e)ry, tapistry < Middle French tapisserie carpeting. See tapis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tapestry - something that resembles a tapestry in its complex pictorial designstapestry - something that resembles a tapestry in its complex pictorial designs; "the tapestry of European history"
complexity, complexness - the quality of being intricate and compounded; "he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"
2.tapestry - a heavy textile with a woven designtapestry - a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery
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"
3.tapestry - a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designstapestry - a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs
edging - border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
hanging, wall hanging - decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
Translations
نَسيج مُطَرَّز، تَطْريز
tapisérie
gobelinvægtæppe
faliszõnyeg
myndvefnaîur
gobelenas
gobelēns
tapiséria
tapiserija
duvar örtüsügoblen

tapestry

[ˈtæpɪstrɪ] N (= object) → tapiz m; (= art) → tapicería f

tapestry

[ˈtæpɪstri] n
(= needlework) → tapisserie f
(fig)fresque f
The book presents a tapestry of teenage life in the provinces → Le livre est une fresque de la vie adolescente en province.

tapestry

nWand- or Bildteppich m; (= fabric)Gobelin m; tapestry-makingTapisserie f; it’s all part of life’s rich tapestrydas gibt alles dem Leben mehr Würze

tapestry

[ˈtæpɪstrɪ] n (object) → arazzo, tappezzeria; (art) → mezzo punto

tapestry

(ˈtӕpəstri) plural ˈtapestries noun
(a piece of) cloth into which a picture or design has been sewn or woven, hung on a wall for decoration or used to cover eg the seats of chairs. Four large tapestries hung on the walls.
References in classic literature ?
The walls were hung round with tapestry, said to be from the Gobelin looms, and, at all events, representing the Scriptural story of David and Bathsheba, and Nathan the Prophet, in colours still unfaded, but which made the fair woman of the scene almost as grimly picturesque as the woe-denouncing seer.
Grose watched them with positive placidity; then I caught the suppressed intellectual creak with which she conscientiously turned to take from me a view of the back of the tapestry.
The walls of another room were covered with grotesquely and elaborately figured hand-wrought tapestry.
Fairfax showed me over the house: it was hung with tapestry; but the tapestry was now looped up in one part, and there was a door apparent, which had then been concealed.
The walls were covered with tapestry with a forest scene embroidered on it.
The walls of this upper end of the hall, as far as the dais extended, were covered with hangings or curtains, and upon the floor there was a carpet, both of which were adorned with some attempts at tapestry, or embroidery, executed with brilliant or rather gaudy colouring.
On the wall behind it was hanging the same ragged Flemish tapestry where a faded king and queen were playing chess in a garden, while a company of hawkers rode by, carrying hooded birds on their gauntleted wrists.
He entered large halls where the carpets were of silk, the lounges and sofas covered with tapestry from Mecca, and the hangings of the most beautiful Indian stuffs of gold and silver.
He received us the first time in a cabin about a musket shot distant from the rest, furnished out with a throne in the middle built of clay and stones, and covered with tapestry and two velvet cushions.
No, stay as you are, growing neither greater nor less, like a tapestry figure- Let us say no more about it, for Sanchica shall be a countess, say what you will.
In spite of his old green damask dressing-gown and the bareness of the room in which he sat, where the floor was covered with a shabby tapestry in place of carpet, and the walls were hung with tavern-paper presenting the profiles of Louis XVI.
Scarcely had I gained my post than the tapestry at the opposite end of the chamber separated and four soldiers of The Guard entered, surrounding a female figure.