tapestry

(redirected from tapestrying)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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.