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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
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