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
faggoting, 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
References in classic literature ?
She tossed the embroidery away from her on the sofa.
Clad in blue silk and bright embroidery At the first call of Spring the fair young bride, On whom as yet Sorrow has laid no scar, Climbs the Kingfisher's Tower.
In it was a tiny white dress of exquisite workmanship-- delicate embroidery, wonderful tucking, sheer loveliness.
The other woman's magazines she had aceess to in the free reading room, and more than one pattern of lace and embroidery she copied by means of tracing paper.
His tiny surcoat of scarlet velvet was rich with embroidery, while beneath was a close-fitting tunic of white silk.
He opened it, and drew out a strip of embroidery partially finished, with the necessary materials for working, a complete.
A little old lady, in a corner, very nicely dressed, and very deeply absorbed over a smart piece of embroidery, dropped her work in her lap, and uttered a faint little scream at the first sight of my gipsy complexion and my piebald hair.
Their robes are always full of gold and silver embroidery.
The officers' regimentals, resplendent with gold lace and embroidery as if purposely calculated to dazzle the islanders, looked as if just unpacked from their Parisian cases.
Mary," she said, moving away from the embroidery frame and lying back, "give me your hand.
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.
The sloping galleries were crowded with all that was noble, great, wealthy, and beautiful in the northern and midland parts of England; and the contrast of the various dresses of these dignified spectators, rendered the view as gay as it was rich, while the interior and lower space, filled with the substantial burgesses and yeomen of merry England, formed, in their more plain attire, a dark fringe, or border, around this circle of brilliant embroidery, relieving, and, at the same time, setting off its splendour.