embroidery

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em·broi·der·y

 (ĕm-broi′də-rē)
n. pl. em·broi·der·ies
1. The act or art of embroidering.
2. Ornamentation of fabric with needlework: a pillow decorated with embroidery.
3. A piece of embroidered fabric.
4. Embellishment with fanciful details.

embroidery

(ɪmˈbrɔɪdərɪ)
n, pl -deries
1. (Knitting & Sewing) decorative needlework done usually on loosely woven cloth or canvas, often being a picture or pattern
2. elaboration or exaggeration, esp in writing or reporting; embellishment

em•broi•der•y

(ɛmˈbrɔɪ də ri, -dri)

n., pl. -der•ies.
1. the art or process of working ornamental designs upon cloth or other material with a needle and thread.
2.
a. embroidered work.
b. an article containing embroidery.
3. elaboration, as in telling a story.
[1350–1400]

Embroidery

 a diversity or exaggeration.
Examples: an embroidery of courtesy, 1858; of poetic dreams, 1781; of fame, 1648; of wild flowers, 1820; of humour, 1848; of lies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embroidery - elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detailembroidery - elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail; "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"
elaboration, enlargement, expansion - a discussion that provides additional information
2.embroidery - decorative needlework
candlewick - loops of soft yarn are cut to give a tufted pattern
crewelwork - embroidery done with loosely twisted worsted yarn
cross-stitch - embroidery done with pairs of stitches that cross each other
cutwork - embroidery in which the design is outlined in a buttonhole stitch and the intervening material is cut away
drawnwork - ornamental needlework done by drawing threads to form lacelike patterns
fagoting - embroidery in which groups of parallel threads are tied together with fagot stitches
hemstitch - embroidery similar to drawnwork
needlepoint embroidery, needlepoint - embroidery consisting of allover embroidered canvas resembling tapestry
needlecraft, needlework - a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
sampler - a piece of embroidery demonstrating skill with various stitches
smocking - embroidery consisting of ornamental needlework on a garment that is made by gathering the cloth tightly in stitches

embroidery

noun sewing, tapestry, needlework, needlepoint, needlecraft The shirt had embroidery over the pockets.

Embroidery stitches

Arrowhead stitch, Back stitch, Barb stitch, Basque stitch, Beaded stitch, Berlin stitch, Berwick stitch, Blanket stitch, Briar stitch, Bullion stitch, Buttonhole Bar, Buttonhole Wheel, Buttonhole, Casalguidi, Cast on stitch, Catch stitch, Caterpillar stitch, Chain stitch, Chevron stitch, Chinese stitch, Closed Buttonhole, Closed Feather stitch, Coil stitch, Convent stitch, Coral stitch, Cretan stitch, Crewel stitch, Cross stitch, Crossed Buttonhole, Crossed corners, Crow's-foot, Daisy stitch, Damask stitch, Double Cross, Eyelet stitch, Feather stitch, Feathered Chain, Fern stitch, Fly stitch, French Knot, German Knot stitch, Ghiordes Knot, Greek stitch, Herringbone, Kloster stitch, Ladder stitch, Lazy Daisy stitch, Montenegrin, Open Chain stitch, Outline stitch, Pekinese, Plaited stitch, Porto Rico rose, Portuguese stitch, Post stitch, Quilt Knot stitch, Renaissance, Ribbed Wheel, Rice stitch, Roman Chain stitch, Running stitch, Russian Cross stitch, Russian stitch, Sampler stitch, Satin stitch, Scottish stitch, Scroll stitch, Sham Hem stitch, Split stitch, Stem stitch, Threaded Arrowhead, Threaded Fly stitch, Threaded Running, Twisted Chain, Twisted Lattice Band, Wheatear, Whipped Back, Whipped Chain, Whipped Fly, Whipped Running, Whipped Stem, Woven Spider's Wheel, Zigzag Chain
Translations
تَطْرِيزتَطْريز، تَوْشِيَه
výšivka
broderi
koruommelkoruompeluvärittäminenkirjontakirjontatyö
चिक काढना
vez
hímzéskézimunkakiszínezés
útsaumur
刺繍
자수
vyšívanie
vezenje
broderi
การเย็บปักถักร้อย
nakışelişi
đồ thêu

embroidery

[ɪmˈbrɔɪdərɪ]
A. Nbordado m
I do embroidery in the afternoonbordo por las tardes
B. CPD embroidery frame Nbastidor m, tambor m de bordar
embroidery silk Nhilo m de bordar
embroidery thread N = embroidery silk

embroidery

[ɪmˈbrɔɪdəri] n
(= activity) → broderie f
I do embroidery → Je fais de la broderie.
(= cloth, piece of embroidery) → broderie f

embroidery

n
Stickerei f
(fig)Ausschmückungen pl

embroidery

:
embroidery frame
nStickrahmen m
embroidery thread
nStickgarn nt

embroidery

[ɪmˈbrɔɪdrɪ] nricamo
embroidery thread → filo da ricamo

embroider

(imˈbroidə) verb
to decorate with designs in needlework. The child embroidered her name on her handkerchief; an embroidered tablecloth.
emˈbroidery noun
Embroidery is one of her hobbies; What a beautiful piece of embroidery!

embroidery

تَطْرِيز výšivka broderi Stickerei κέντημα bordado koruommel broderie vez ricamo 刺繍 자수 borduurwerk broderi haft bordado вышивка broderi การเย็บปักถักร้อย nakış đồ thêu 刺绣品
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