needlework


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nee·dle·work

 (nēd′l-wûrk′)
n.
Work, such as sewing or embroidery, that is done with a needle.

needlework

(ˈniːdəlˌwɜːk)
n
1. (Knitting & Sewing) work done with a needle, esp sewing and embroidery
2. (Knitting & Sewing) the result of such work

nee•dle•work

(ˈnid lˌwɜrk)

n.
1. the art, process, or product of working with a needle, esp. in embroidery, needlepoint, tapestry, quilting, and appliqué.
2. the occupation or employment of one skilled in embroidery, needlepoint, etc.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.needlework - a creation created or assembled by needle and threadneedlework - a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
crochet, crocheting - needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle
fancywork, embroidery - decorative needlework
knitting, knitwork, knit - needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
stitchery, sewing - needlework on which you are working with needle and thread; "she put her sewing back in the basket"
tatting - needlework consisting of handmade lace made by looping and knotting a single thread on a small shuttle
2.needlework - work (such as sewing or embroidery) that is done with a needle
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands

needlework

noun embroidery, tailoring, stitching, sewing, needlecraft She did beautiful needlework and embroidery.
Translations
شُغْل الإبْرَه، تَطْريز
šitívyšívání
broderihåndarbejde
kézimunka
saumaskapur
dikişnakış işi

needlework

[ˈniːdlwɜːk] N (= sewing) → labor f de aguja; (= embroidery) → bordado m
to do needleworkhacer costura

needlework

[ˈniːdəlwɜːrk]
n
(= activity) → travaux mpl d'aiguille
(= piece of work) → ouvrage m
(= school subject) → couture f
modif [lesson] → de couture
We have needlework lessons at school → Nous avons des cours de couture à l'école.

needlework

[ˈniːdlˌwɜːk] ncucito; (embroidery) → ricamo

needle

(ˈniːdl) noun
1. a small, sharp piece of steel with a hole (called an eye) at one end for thread, used in sewing etc. a sewing needle.
2. any of various instruments of a long narrow pointed shape. a knitting needle; a hypodermic needle.
3. (in a compass etc) a moving pointer.
4. the thin, sharp-pointed leaf of a pine, fir etc.
be on the needle
to use hard drugs by injecting them.
ˈneedlework noun
work done with a needle ie sewing, embroidery etc.
References in classic literature ?
Round them gathered a group of ladies with pieces of needlework, or in default of needlework, with novels, to superintend the game, much as if they were in charge of two small boys playing marbles.
My sisters are supposed to help me by taking in a little needlework.
She went and hired a room for her with old Widow Mallet, and she gave her knitting and needlework when she was able to do it; and when she was ill she sent her dinners and many nice, comfortable things, and was like a mother to her.
She set up a great tambour frame in her room, and began to work on an enormous piece of fine needlework.
That old girl reappearing by and by, quite fresh, and sitting down to her needlework, then and only then--the greens being only then to be considered as entirely off her mind--Mr.
Mrs John Rokesmith sat at needlework in her neat little room, beside a basket of neat little articles of clothing, which presented so much of the appearance of being in the dolls' dressmaker's way of business, that one might have supposed she was going to set up in opposition to Miss Wren.
Edna had prevailed upon Madame Ratignolle to leave the children behind, though she could not induce her to relinquish a diminutive roll of needlework, which Adele begged to be allowed to slip into the depths of her pocket.
Her paroxysms of exhilaration, followed by a gnawing sense of failure and uselessness, were known to her mother only as "wildness" and "low spirits," to be combated by needlework as a sedative, or beef tea as a stimulant.
You say well, Sancho," said the duchess, "and I will take care that my Altisidora employs herself henceforward in needlework of some sort; for she is extremely expert at it.
Elizabeth took up some needlework, and was sufficiently amused in attending to what passed between Darcy and his companion.
The party in the drawing-room--I had walked straight in, you understand, without ringing the bell, or giving any notice of my approach-- consisted of four laughing rosy children, of ages from about fourteen down to ten, who were, apparently, all coming towards the door(I found they were really walking backwards), while their mother, seated by the fire with some needlework on her lap, was saying, just as I entered the room, "Now, girls, you may get your things on for a walk.
Morland allowed it to pass even without a hint; but when a third night's rest had neither restored her cheerfulness, improved her in useful activity, nor given her a greater inclination for needlework, she could no longer refrain from the gentle reproof of, "My dear Catherine, I am afraid you are growing quite a fine lady.