upholstery


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up·hol·ster·y

 (ŭp-hōl′stə-rē, -strē, ə-pōl′-)
n. pl. up·hol·ster·ies
1. Fabric, stuffing, and other materials used in upholstering.
2. The craft, trade, or business of upholstering.

upholstery

(ʌpˈhəʊlstərɪ)
n, pl -steries
1. (Furniture) the padding, covering, etc, of a piece of furniture
2. (Furniture) the business, work, or craft of upholstering
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upholstery - covering (padding and springs and webbing and fabric) on a piece of furnitureupholstery - covering (padding and springs and webbing and fabric) on a piece of furniture
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
seat - furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
2.upholstery - the craft of upholstering
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
Translations
حِرْفَة التَّنْجيدلَوازِم التَّنْجيد
čalounění
møbelpolstringpolstring
kárpitosmunkakárpitozás
áklæîibólstrun
bekledingpolsterenpolstering
čalúnenie
döşemedöşeme malzemesidöşemelik eşya

upholstery

[ʌpˈhəʊlstərɪ] N
1. (cushioning etc) → tapizado m, almohadillado m; (in car) → tapizado m
2. (= trade) → tapicería f

upholstery

[ʌpˈhəʊlstəri] n (= covering) [chair, sofa] → garniture f; (in car)garniture f

upholstery

n (= padding and springs)Polsterung f; (= cover)Bezug m; (= trade)Polsterei f; (= skill)das Polstern

upholstery

[ʌpˈhəʊlstrɪ] ntappezzeria

upholster

(apˈhəulstə) verb
to fit (seats) with springs, stuffing, covers etc. He upholstered the chair.
upˈholstered adjective
upholstered chairs.
upˈholsterer noun
a person who makes, repairs or sells upholstered furniture.
upˈholstery noun
1. the business or process of upholstering.
2. the springs, coverings etc of eg a chair. luxurious upholstery.
References in classic literature ?
Mingott, who had built her house later, had bodily cast out the massive furniture of her prime, and mingled with the Mingott heirlooms the frivolous upholstery of the Second Empire.
Reptiles that they are, the rough surface of a great stone is to them as plush as upholstery to us.
His hands were gripping the arms of the stall, his eyes were fixed upon the spot somewhere behind the curtain where this sudden little drama had been played out, as though indeed they could pierce the heavy upholstery and see beyond into the room where the very air seemed quivering still with the vehemence of the woman's outpoured scorn.
He was a weaver by trade; had been a skilled workman on tapestries and upholstery materials.
But Herbert's was a very different case, and it often caused me a twinge to think that I had done him evil service in crowding his sparely-furnished chambers with incongruous upholstery work, and placing the canary-breasted Avenger at his disposal.
Indeed, whether on carpets, or curtains, or tapestry, or ottoman coverings, all upholstery of this nature should be rigidly Arabesque.
Mrs d'Urberville slept in a large four-post bedstead hung with heavy damask curtains, and the bullfinches occupied the same apartment, where they flitted about freely at certain hours, and made little white spots on the furniture and upholstery.
The sophistical comfort came in reflected gleams from the decayed furniture, the raggcd brocade upholstery of a couch and two chairs, a footwide cheap pier glass between the two windows, from one or two gilt picture frames and a brass bedstead in a corner.
The chests were taken out with all convenient despatch, and taken in to be unlocked by Mrs Jarley, who, attended by George and another man in velveteen shorts and a drab hat ornamented with turnpike tickets, were waiting to dispose their contents (consisting of red festoons and other ornamental devices in upholstery work) to the best advantage in the decoration of the room.
The curtains and upholstery of the chairs and sofas and the hangings of my bed are of the costliest and most beautiful fabrics, and must have been of fabulous value when they were made, for they are centuries old, though in excellent order.
I would gladly shiver through them all over again for the sake of the beautiful purity of the house, empty of servants and upholstery.
And with a coachman up in front, sinking down into a seat big enough for three of him, all covered with upholstery in green and white