Definitions

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

  • adj. Worked or woven in: an inwrought design.
  • adj. Having a decorative pattern worked or woven in.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a design that has been worked or woven in

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrought or worked in or among other things; worked into any fabric so as to from a part of its texture; wrought or adorned, as with figures.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wrought or worked in or into; having something (specifically, figures or patterns) worked into it.
  • Wrought or worked in or into; having something (specifically, figures or patterns) worked into it.

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

  • adj. having a decorative pattern worked or woven in

Etymologies

From past participle of inwork. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That wear his name inwrought with many a golden line!

    The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes — Volume 07: Songs of Many Seasons

  • The tone of her latter words was equivocal, and while he remained in doubt whether a gentle irony was or was not inwrought with their sound, she swept lightly round and left him alone.

    Wessex Tales

  • But there was still enough left to form a handsome knob behind, and some curls beneath inwrought with a few hairs like silver wires were very becoming.

    Wessex Tales

  • The saddler gave it at so low a price that we perceived he must have tacitly abated something from the visual demand, and when we did not try to beat him down, his wife went again into that inner room and came out with an iron-holder of scarlet flannel backed with canvas, and fringed with magenta, and richly inwrought with a Moorish design, in white, yellow, green, and purple.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • "Ask, O my lord, thy want," quoth the servitor, and quoth the other: "I demand of thee a carpet of the primest brocade all gold-inwrought which, when unrolled and outstretched, shall extend hence to the Sultan's palace, in order that the Lady Badr al-Budur may, when coming hither, pace upon it and not tread common earth."

    Tehran Winter

  • And when the folk of that ward sighted such mighty fine sight and marvelous spectacle, all stood at gaze and they considered the forms and figures of the handmaids, marveling at their beauty and loveliness, for each and every wore robes inwrought with gold and studded with jewels, no dress being worth less than a thousand dinars.

    Tehran Winter

  • In a thousand ways the well-being of individuals is conditioned by the acts of others, so inwrought is this representative principle into our human life.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • As regards all these three elements, De Quincey's childhood was prosperous; afterwards, vicissitudes came, -- mighty changes capable of affecting all other transmutations, but thoroughly impotent to annul the inwrought grace of a pre-established beauty.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 71, September, 1863

  • Church's shoulders to reach to his ancles, and curiously inwrought with figures of birds, beasts and flowers.

    Wampum A Paper Presented to the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia

  • So deeply has the thought of that master mind inwrought itself into the very consciousness of humanity!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

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