from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy fabric interwoven with a rich, raised design.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thick heavy fabric into which raised patterns have been woven.
- n. An item decorated with brocade.
- v. To decorate fabric with raised woven patterns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Silk stuff, woven with gold and silver threads, or ornamented with raised flowers, foliage, etc.; -- also applied to other stuffs thus wrought and enriched.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silken fabric variegated with gold and silver, or having raised flowers, foliage, and other ornaments: also applied to other stuffs wrought and enriched in like manner.
- n. A kind of bronze-powder used for decorating.
- To weave with a pattern in relief, for the ornamentation and enrichment of the fabric.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. weave a design into (textiles)
- n. thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern
Spanish or Portuguese brocado, from Italian brocato, from brocco, twisted thread, from Vulgar Latin *brocca, spike, from Latin brocchus, projecting, of Celtic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)