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wor·sted

 (wo͝os′tĭd, wûr′stĭd)
n.
1.
a. Firm-textured, compactly twisted woolen yarn made from long-staple fibers.
b. Fabric made from such yarn.
2. Natural or synthetic yarn of a medium weight.

[Middle English, variant of worthstede, after Worthstede (Worstead), a village of eastern England.]

wor′sted adj.

worsted

(ˈwʊstɪd)
n
1. (Textiles) a closely twisted yarn or thread made from combed long-staple wool
2. (Textiles) a fabric made from this, with a hard smooth close-textured surface and no nap
3. (Textiles) (modifier) made of this yarn or fabric: a worsted suit.
[C13: named after Worstead, a district in Norfolk]

wor•sted

(ˈwʊs tɪd, ˈwɜr stɪd)

n.
1. firmly twisted yarn or thread spun from combed, stapled wool fibers of the same length, for weaving, knitting, etc. Compare woolen.
2. wool cloth woven from such yarns, having a hard, smooth surface and no nap.
adj.
3. consisting or made of worsted.
[1250–1300; Middle English, after Worstede Worstead (Old English Wurthestede), parish in Norfolk, England, where the cloth was made]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.worsted - a woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap; woven of worsted yarns "he wore a worsted suit"
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"
2.worsted - a tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool
thread, yarn - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
Translations

worsted

[ˈwʊstɪd] N (= cloth) → estambre m

worsted

[ˈwʊstɪd] nlaine f peignée

worsted

n (= yarn)Kammgarn nt; (= cloth also)Kammgarnstoff m
adjKammgarn-; worsted suitKammgarnanzug m; worsted woolKammgarn nt

worsted

[ˈwʊstɪd] n (cloth) → pettinato
wool worsted → lana pettinata
References in classic literature ?
I kin remember when her two feet was no bigger dan yer t'umb, and she weared worsted boots," moaned she.
I kin remember when she weared worsted boots," she cried.
I kin remember when she weared worsted boots an' her two feets was no bigger dan yer t'umb an' she weared worsted boots, Miss Smith," she cried, raising her streaming eyes.
But the black kitten had been finished with earlier in the afternoon, and so, while Alice was sitting curled up in a corner of the great arm-chair, half talking to herself and half asleep, the kitten had been having a grand game of romps with the ball of worsted Alice had been trying to wind up, and had been rolling it up and down till it had all come undone again; and there it was, spread over the hearth-rug, all knots and tangles, with the kitten running after its own tail in the middle.
she added, looking reproachfully at the old cat, and speaking in as cross a voice as she could manage--and then she scrambled back into the arm-chair, taking the kitten and the worsted with her, and began winding up the ball again.
Here Alice wound two or three turns of the worsted round the kitten's neck, just to see how it would look: this led to a scramble, in which the ball rolled down upon the floor, and yards and yards of it got unwound again.
Now for number three: you unwound every bit of the worsted while I wasn't looking!
cried Alice, dropping the ball of worsted to clap her hands.
HUDDERSFIELD is a town renowned for its worsted manufacturing.
Wants pond term dare worsted ladle gull wit surge putty you low coils date peephole culled hire Gull-day-looks.
Employed as a handspinner of worsted yam, a common form of wage labor for women in much of Cheshire, Pimlott's transgression was a particular form of workplace misconduct.