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brocade

bro·cade

 (brō-kād′)
n.
A heavy fabric interwoven with a rich, raised design.

[Spanish or Portuguese brocado, from Italian brocato, from brocco, twisted thread, from Vulgar Latin *brocca, spike, from Latin brocchus, projecting, of Celtic origin.]

bro·cade′ v.

brocade

(brəʊˈkeɪd)
n
(Textiles)
a. a rich fabric woven with a raised design, often using gold or silver threads
b. (as modifier): brocade curtains.
vb
(Textiles) (tr) to weave with such a design
[C17: from Spanish brocado, from Italian broccato embossed fabric, from brocco spike, from Latin brochus projecting; see broach1]

bro•cade

(broʊˈkeɪd)

n., v. -cad•ed, -cad•ing. n.
1. fabric woven with an elaborate raised design, often using gold or silver thread.
v.t.
2. to weave with a raised design or figure.
[1555–65; earlier brocado < Sp < Italian broccato embossed (fabric)]

brocade


Past participle: brocaded
Gerund: brocading

Imperative
brocade
brocade
Present
I brocade
you brocade
he/she/it brocades
we brocade
you brocade
they brocade
Preterite
I brocaded
you brocaded
he/she/it brocaded
we brocaded
you brocaded
they brocaded
Present Continuous
I am brocading
you are brocading
he/she/it is brocading
we are brocading
you are brocading
they are brocading
Present Perfect
I have brocaded
you have brocaded
he/she/it has brocaded
we have brocaded
you have brocaded
they have brocaded
Past Continuous
I was brocading
you were brocading
he/she/it was brocading
we were brocading
you were brocading
they were brocading
Past Perfect
I had brocaded
you had brocaded
he/she/it had brocaded
we had brocaded
you had brocaded
they had brocaded
Future
I will brocade
you will brocade
he/she/it will brocade
we will brocade
you will brocade
they will brocade
Future Perfect
I will have brocaded
you will have brocaded
he/she/it will have brocaded
we will have brocaded
you will have brocaded
they will have brocaded
Future Continuous
I will be brocading
you will be brocading
he/she/it will be brocading
we will be brocading
you will be brocading
they will be brocading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been brocading
you have been brocading
he/she/it has been brocading
we have been brocading
you have been brocading
they have been brocading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been brocading
you will have been brocading
he/she/it will have been brocading
we will have been brocading
you will have been brocading
they will have been brocading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been brocading
you had been brocading
he/she/it had been brocading
we had been brocading
you had been brocading
they had been brocading
Conditional
I would brocade
you would brocade
he/she/it would brocade
we would brocade
you would brocade
they would brocade
Past Conditional
I would have brocaded
you would have brocaded
he/she/it would have brocaded
we would have brocaded
you would have brocaded
they would have brocaded

brocade

A heavy fabric with a raised design.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brocade - thick heavy expensive material with a raised patternbrocade - thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern
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"
Verb1.brocade - weave a design into (textiles)
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
tissue, weave - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles"
Translations
نَسيجٌ مُقَصَّب
brokát
brokade
BrokatBrokatstoff
brokát
brokatas
brokāts
brokat
brokátbrokátový
brokarsırmalı diba

brocade

[brəʊˈkeɪd] Nbrocado m

brocade

[brəˈkeɪd] nbrocart m

brocade

nBrokat m
attrBrokat-, brokaten

brocade

[brəʊˈkeɪd] nbroccato

brocade

(brəˈkeid) , ((American) brəu-) noun, adjective
(of) a (usually silk) material having a raised design on it. curtains made of blue brocade; brocade curtains.
References in classic literature ?
They had silks, and satins, and damasks, and brocades, and high head-dresses, and all sorts of fine things.
She was formal in manner, and made calls in rustling, steel-grey brocades and a tall bonnet with bristling aigrettes.
As for Percerin, he was once more absorbed in contemplation of the brocades.
And I say once more, if your ladyship does not like to give me the island because I'm a fool, like a wise man I will take care to give myself no trouble about it; I have heard say that 'behind the cross there's the devil,' and that 'all that glitters is not gold,' and that from among the oxen, and the ploughs, and the yokes, Wamba the husbandman was taken to be made King of Spain, and from among brocades, and pleasures, and riches, Roderick was taken to be devoured by adders, if the verses of the old ballads don't lie."
Hence those strange monsters in lace and embroidery, in silks and brocades, with vast wigs and hoops; which, under the name of lords and ladies, strut the stage, to the great delight of attorneys and their clerks in the pit, and of the citizens and their apprentices in the galleries; and which are no more to be found in real life than the centaur, the chimera, or any other creature of mere fiction.
In this room there was a wardrobe full of old-fashioned costumes with which Esther allowed her to play, and it was her favorite amusement to array herself in the faded brocades, and parade up and down before the long mirror, making stately curtsies, and sweeping her train about with a rustle which delighted her ears.
And so, for a whole year, he sought to accumulate the most exquisite specimens that he could find of textile and embroidered work, getting the dainty Delhi muslins, finely wrought with gold-thread palmates and stitched over with iridescent beetles' wings; the Dacca gauzes, that from their transparency are known in the East as "woven air," and "running water," and "evening dew"; strange figured cloths from Java; elaborate yellow Chinese hangings; books bound in tawny satins or fair blue silks and wrought with fleurs-de-lis, birds and images; veils of lacis worked in Hungary point; Sicilian brocades and stiff Spanish velvets; Georgian work, with its gilt coins, and Japanese Foukousas, with their green-toned golds and their marvellously plumaged birds.
The stitches that went into the despised material, worth only three or four pennies a yard, made the dresses altogether lovely, and as for the folds and lines into which they fell, they could have given points to satins and brocades.
Charles Lamb, with his infinite tact, attempting to, might have drawn charming pictures of the life of his day; Lord Byron in a stanza of Don Juan, aiming at the impossible, might have achieved the sublime; Oscar Wilde, heaping jewels of Ispahan upon brocades of Byzantium, might have created a troubling beauty.
Little Rawdon stood with his face against the parlour window-panes, smiling and nodding with all his might to his aunt in the carriage within; and presently Sir Pitt issued forth from the house again, leading forth a lady with grand feathers, covered in a white shawl, and holding up daintily a train of magnificent brocade. She stepped into the vehicle as if she were a princess and accustomed all her life to go to Court, smiling graciously on the footman at the door and on Sir Pitt, who followed her into the carriage.
All four were dressed in parti-colored robes of yellow and white, which were distinguished from each other only by the nature of the stuff; the first was of gold and silver brocade; the second, of silk; the third, of wool; the fourth, of linen.
Her wedding dress was to have been a gown of white brocade with purple violets in it.