Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or art of embroidering.
  • n. Ornamentation of fabric with needlework.
  • n. A piece of embroidered fabric.
  • n. Embellishment with fanciful details.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ornamentation of fabric using needlework.
  • n. A piece of embroidered fabric.
  • n. The elaboration of an account etc. with details, especially when fictitious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Needlework used to enrich textile fabrics, leather, etc.; also, the art of embroidering.
  • n. Diversified ornaments, especially by contrasted figures and colors; variegated decoration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of working with the needle raised and ornamental designs in threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver, or other material, upon any woven fabric, leather, paper, etc.
  • n. A design produced or worked according to this art.
  • n. Variegated or diversified ornamentation, especially by the contrasts of figures and colors; ornamental decoration.
  • n. In heraldry, a hill or mount with several copings or rises and falls.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. decorative needlework
  • n. elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Awesome!

    October 5, 2011

  • "4. In heraldry, a hill or mount with several copings or rises and falls." --CD&C

    October 5, 2011