Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
A decoration or ornament, as in needlework, made by cutting pieces of one material and applying them to the surface of another.
tr.v. ap·pli·quéd, ap·pli·qué·ing, ap·pli·qués
To decorate by cutting pieces of one material and applying them to the surface of another.
[French, past participle of appliquer, to apply, from Latin applicāre, to affix; see apply.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Knitting & Sewing) a decoration or trimming of one material sewn or otherwise fixed onto another
2. (Knitting & Sewing) the practice of decorating in this way
vb, -qués, -quéing or -quéd
(Knitting & Sewing) (tr) to sew or fix (a decoration) on as an appliqué
[C18: from French, literally: applied]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a cutout design that is sewn upon or otherwise applied to a piece of material.v.t.
2. to apply (a cutout) as an appliqué to.
[1835–45; < French: applied, fastened to]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: appliquéd
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
1. An alien material applied to the surface of an art object or painting for ornamentation.
2. A decoration stitched to a garment or piece of material, or the technique of doing this.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||applique - a decorative design made of one material sewn over another|
|Verb||1.||applique - sew on as a decoration|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
vt → applizieren
adj attr appliqué work → Stickerei f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
appliqué[æˈpliːkeɪ] n (Sewing) → applicazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995